Happy Halloween! If you’re not trick-or-treating tonight, you’ll surely be catching a classic horror movie on television. When it comes to franchises, Friday the 13th takes home the #1 spot in being the highest grossing horror franchise of all time — $380,637,525, or $31,719,793 on average for each of the twelve movies (that’s not counting the TV show and video game). Saw comes in at #2, grossing $342,510,598 overall, or $34,251,060 on average for each of the ten movies. Given many of these franchises are over thirty years old, we were curious how their popularity compared today on Facebook.
The top 10 highest grossing horror film franchises are listed in order below; however, as you can see, their box office popularity doesn’t correspond to their Facebook popularity:
We have been in a Halloween state of mind here at Nanigans the last few weeks. With the holiday weekend upon us, we couldn’t resist comparing the Facebook popularity of our spooky friends: Ghosts, Goblins, Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies.
Clearly, Vampires take home the bounty in terms of Facebook popularity. About twice as many people on Facebook mention Vampires in their profiles than the next most popular, Zombies and Ghosts. Werewolves and Goblins, perhaps to no surprise, are considerably less popular.