Facebook Watch: ‘John Wick 2’ leads after first trailer release

Monday Evening Update: The first trailer for John Wick 2 landed this past week and bumped the action sequel by 84,227 likes to 642,924 overall. The first film was a surprising success as it grossed close to $87 million worldwide. Word of mouth and reviews were well above average for the shoot-em-up genre which has heightened anticipation for the sequel. To quantify that anticipation, the first film had just 72,810 total likes on its release day, a number which the first trailer for its sequel surpassed within just three days. Mr. Wick clearly has a lot of fans clamouring for the sequel and it is no doubt that its going to surpass the opening weekend of the original.

After languishing for months Madea really took off this past week thanks, strangely enough, to Donald Trump. A Tonight Show segment featuring Madea and Jimmy Fallon as Donald Trump gained a lot of traction this past weekend as many geared up to watch Sunday night’s second debate. Last week it rose 55,520 new likes to 274,079 overall. The Madea franchise has seen a drop-off in revenue over its last couple outings with, 2013’s A Madea Christmas opening to a franchise low $16 million.

Facebook Top 10 Movies by Like Increase for the last week Ending Sunday October 9

Rank Release Movie Likes Change % Change
1 02/10/17 John Wick: Chapter 2 642,924 84,227 15.08%
2 10/21/16 Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween 274,079 55,520 25.40%
3 01/06/17 Underworld: Blood Wars 7,823,490 37,204 0.48%
4 02/24/17 Sleepless 36,546 36,539 521985.71%
5 11/18/16 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 1,548,916 22,945 1.50%
6 11/23/16 Allied 81,785 21,164 34.91%
7 10/21/16 Ouija: Origin of Evil 1,753,918 20,708 1.19%
8 10/21/16 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 512,604 17,890 3.62%
9 01/27/17 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter 8,326,916 17,515 0.21%
10 11/04/16 Trolls 126,169 13,224 11.71%

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