Social media anticipation high for 'Divergent,' 'Spider-Man'
By By Ryan Faughnder
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Jan 06, 2014 | 4:13 PM
Young adult sci-fi, superhero action and a classic fairy-tale villain all have an advantage going into the new year: anticipation from social media users.
Research firm Fizziology used social media data to rank the 10 most buzzed-about movies for the upcoming year and gave the top spot to "Divergent," Summit Entertainment's futuristic action-adventure coming out in March. The movie is getting "Hunger Games"-like buzz from young female fans of the young-adult book by Veronica Roth.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" came in second place, helped by its trailer release in December, while third-place "X-Men: Days of Future Past" benefited from publicity stunts like the Bent Bullet website that weaved mutants into the conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.