Big movies love to market through Facebook, and Facebook page statistics give an accurate view of what’s going on at the box office. CitizenNet recently released a comprehensive study, finding that Facebook behavior is correlated to box-office returns, but at a cost: More than 75 percent of all impressions of non-franchise film content on Facebook are sponsored.
There are movies, and there are Facebook games, and there are even Facebook games based on movies. And now, thanks to Cardiff, U.K.-based filmmaker Mr Dog Films, there may be a feature horror film distributed via a Facebook game.
Warning: The following fact will make you feel old. Classic baseball and kids film The Sandlot is 20 years old this year. To mark the movie’s anniversary, footwear manufacturer PF Flyers created an interactive application for its Facebook page.
So you can quote Pulp Fiction line-by-line and list Brad Pitt and Sophia Loren among your biggest influences? Viewster has the Facebook game for you. The company launched an app recently — Qster — which pits movie lovers against each other to see who knows the most about the silver screen.
Facebook users are more likely to trust their friends when it comes to movie recommendations, and Deseret Digital Media saw an opportunity in this area, particularly when it came to families with children, resulting in the launch of online family media guide OK.com.
People use Facebook as a referral service all the time — for restaurants, services, and vacation destinations. The social network has also been a great way to learn about movies, as research from Crowdtap shows that three out of four Facebook users learn about new flicks from their friends.
Social entertainment provider Milyoni and digital distributor Cinedigm Digital Cinema will launch social action campaign “Million Eyes on the Issue” in conjunction with the Facebook premiere of documentary The Invisible War Monday, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
“Mockumentary” film Wannabe will premiere Friday not in theaters, but on the movie’s Facebook page, as part of a beta test by online movie outfit FutureLeap and online payment technology company ChargePlay.
Facebook became a source of movie news Friday when director Peter Jackson, who is at the helm for upcoming feature films The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, used the social network to announce that two films will become three.
Shane Dawson of YouTube fame will host a live chat and screening of award-winning film Archie’s Final Project on Facebook Sunday, December 18, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The event will be hosted by Power Balance and set up by Big Air Studios and Facebook commerce provider Milyoni.