The Hunger Games couldn’t quite top the popularity of Fast And Furious 6 according to Facebook research done by the social media company Expion.
The company analyzed 10 Facebook movie pages from January 1 to December 5, 2013 to determine which movie had more fan reaction.
The racing franchise, which saw the tragic loss of one of its main stars, Paul Walker, in a fiery November 30 car crash, more than doubled Jennifer Lawrence’s much anticipated The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, according to Facebook users.
The cool infographic created to measure the results of the study shows Fast And Furious edging The Hunger Games by more than double the number of votes.
It is hard to say whether Paul Walker’s untimely death affected the results, but The Hunger Games and Fast And Furious were the two top movies of 2013 on Facebook.
The late star clearly had an impact on Facebook fans in 2013 as two of the top three posts had to do with Paul Walker, but Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) beat Dominic (Vin Diesel) in number of posts when they faced each other.
Fast And Furious was the biggest box office hit according to this study with 42,484,096 votes, followed by The Hunger Games with 20,456,662 in second place.
Rounding up the top five biggest hits at the movie theaters in 2013 are the sequels Iron Man 3 with 14,834,624 and Despicable Me 2 with 13,675,964.
In fifth place was another summer blockbuster, Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel, which saw Henry Cavill playing the newest Superman. Man of Steel received 4,295,853 votes.
Box Office Mojo stats for the year somewhat disagree with the Facebook opinions.
The number one grossing movie domestically in 2013, according to the site, is Iron Man 3 with $409 million, followed in second place by The Hunger Games: Catching Fire with $391 million.
In third place, Despicable Me 2 grossed $367.7 million, fourth place went to Man Of Steel with $291 million, while Fast And Furious 6 came in eighth place with $238.7 million.
Click on the photo to view the detailed inforgraphic:
The surprise in the results is that Gravity, one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, was not a favorite for Facebook users, nor was The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, which grossed $200 million domestically.
Even though The Hunger Games couldn’t top Fast And Furious on Facebook, the box office records reflect otherwise, a win-win for both movies and for Lionsgate and Universal respectively in the jam packed movie year that was 2013.
[Image courtesy of Lionsgate]