The film adaptation for John Green’s Young Adult novel The Fault In Our Stars was a massive hit this summer blockbuster season, attracting hardcore The Fault In Our Stars fans and curious moviegoers alike to the theaters for a heartbreaking tale of love and loss. Not only did The Fault In Our Stars make millions in profits, the pre-order sales for The Fault In Our Stars DVDs were also record-breaking.
But the success of The Fault In Our Stars doesn’t end there. According to Yahoo News, the story of two teens with cancer who fall in love was a social media favorite this summer, completely dominating the major social sites with posts, shares, fan-art and the like. Guardians of the Galaxy won the top spot at the box office, but it was nowhere near as talked about on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and other sites as much as The Fault in Our Stars.
This conclusion was reached by a company called Fizziology that scans the internet for what people are liking, re-blogging and tweeting about to determine what pieces of media are getting the most online buzz. The Fault In Our Stars was by far the most talked about movie this summer, pulling in a stunning five million mentions in the span of a few months.
Most likely, the buzz for The Fault In Our Stars is partially a result of the fame of The Fault In Our Stars novel which was a number one best seller for over a year, as well as a result of the author’s internet notoriety. John Green already had three million Twitter followers before The Fault In Our Stars hit theaters and well over a million subscribers on the YouTube channel he runs with his brother Hank Green. While many fans would claim the emotionally powerful love story in The Fault In Our Stars is what keeps people talking about it, the truth is the film did have a rather substantial head start from which to begin the online buzz.
The Guardian also reported on the popularity of The Fault In Our Stars on social media, citing the co-creator and president of Frizziology, Ben Carlson.
“John Green did an amazing job bringing fans of the book through the process of making the film and ultimately releasing the film,” said Carlson. “[The Fault In Our Stars] film itself was so well received and anticipated by an audience that tends to be pretty noisy on social media.”
The Fault In Our Stars stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, who recently broke up with his high school sweetheart. For more on The Fault In Our Stars, read The Inquisitr’s report on the real life fan of the book who was diagnosed with the same cancer as Ansel Elgort’s character.