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IVA’s Top 40 Movie Trailers for 2014

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IVA’s Top 40 Trailers for 2014This year there were over 800 movies released theatrically in 2014, which means IVA was hard at work distributing trailers for those films along with clips, scenes, samples, and cast interviews to our clients.  Here’s our Top 40 trailers for the year.

                   Movie                                                              Plays            Trailer Weeks

 

 

1 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 4948423 45
2 LUCY 4200059 39
3 DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES 3649511 54
4 MALEFICENT 3396176 59
5 TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION 3179276 47
6 GONE GIRL 3099473 37
7 X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST 3058152 61
8 HEAVEN IS FOR REAL 2998571 58
9 CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER 2794115 62
10 NEIGHBORS 2787291 69
11 DIVERGENT 2737976 70
12 22 JUMP STREET 2641130 54
13 EDGE OF TOMORROW 2506098 55
14 TAMMY 2431737 46
15 SEX TAPE 2359053 39
16 IF I STAY 2143864 37
17 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 2077436 76
18 INTO THE STORM 2071298 40
19 LET’S BE COPS 2029575 36
20 JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT 2021584 64
21 ANNABELLE 1966892 24
22 GOD’S NOT DEAD 1935347 49
23 EARTH TO ECHO 1857965 55
24 INTERSTELLAR 1817654 54
25 NOAH 1816601 59
26 RIO 2 1800482 84
27 GODZILLA 1759364 45
28 OCULUS 1737149 49
29 LEGO MOVIE, THE 1734849 80
30 BOYHOOD 1712506 35
31 AMERICAN HUSTLE 1685481 74
32 FROZEN 1662132 80
33 CHEF 1654915 42
34 THAT AWKWARD MOMENT 1641543 62
35 DELIVER US FROM EVIL 1634721 42
36 BLENDED 1597107 54
37 AS ABOVE, SO BELOW 1580518 36
38 GODZILLA 1557796 55
39 THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU 1537515 31
40 TRANSCENDENCE 1494002 53

 

Top 40 Box Office vs Trailer Play Ranking

 

We often get asked if trailers are a good predictor of box office success.  The answer isn’t totally clear as you’ll see from the chart below.  We took the Top 40 Box office titles and matched it against IVA’s Top 40 ranking for trailer plays.  Sometimes the correlation is really close (see Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Age of Extinction; Maleficent, X-Men, Days of Future Past).  Other times, the correlation is much weaker: see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, or The Amazing Spider-Man 2).  Both titles are part of a strong franchise where movie goers knew they wanted to see the movie based on the strength of the title, and didn’t need the trailer to firm up the decision. At any rate, take a look to see how the year stacked up.

Box Office Rank Title IVA Trailer Rank Trailer Weeks
1 Guardians of The Galaxy 1 45
2 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 68 27
3 Captain America: The Winter Soldier 9 62
4 The LEGO Movie 30 80
5 Transformers: Age of Extinction 5 47
6 Maleficent 4 59
7 X-Men: Days of Future Past 7 61
8 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3 54
9 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 52 56
10 Big Hero 6 75 32
11 Godzilla (2014) 40 55
12 22 Jump Street 12 54
13 Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles (2014) 55 40
14 Interstellar 24 54
15 How to Train Your Dragon 2 17 76
16 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 130 22
17 Gone Girl 6 37
18 Divergent 11 70
19 Neighbors 10 69
20 Ride Along 72 78
21 Rio 2 26 84
22 Lucy 2 39
23 The Fault in Our Stars 83 48
24 Mr. Peabody & Sherman 57 61
25 300: Rise of an Empire 63 81
26 The Maze Runner 106 41
27 Noah 25 59
28 The Equalizer 120 28
29 Edge of Tomorrow 29 55
30 Non-Stop 44 63
31 Heaven is for Real 8 58
32 Dumb and Dumber To 105 29
33 Fury (2014) 65 141
34 Tammy 14 46
35 Annabelle 21 24
36 The Other Woman (2014) 83 54
37 Let’s Be Cops 19 36
38 The Monuments Men 149 72
39 Hercules (2014 ) 56 40
40 The Purge: Anarchy 62 46

 

Old on the Charts

It’s always fun when we get our year end stats together to look at more than just the Top 40.  So here are a few of the interesting things that we uncovered while working on the charts.

  • Trailers for 2013 movies continue to get views.  Our two highest ranking 2013 trailers were for American Hustle and Frozen.
  • Four movie remakes generated enough buzz to pull the trailers for earlier versions back onto the charts:  Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtes, Hercules, and Planet of the Apes were all on the charts twice, once for the new and once for the old.

 

Most Anticipated 2015

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Fast & Furious 7
  • Jurassic World
  • Star Wars: the Force Awakens
  • Minions
  • Wild Card

Thanks for your support in 2014, and we wish you much success in 2015.

Happy New Year!

Sincerely,  

the Team at IVA