Guess Which Trailer Was Viewed Most This Year. Okay, You're Wrong.
Considering the internet explodes anytime J.J. Abrams and company drop any morsel of news about Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, you might understandably assume that its trailer, unveiled just after Thanksgiving, would be the most viewed of the year. Yet for all the fervor and fandom, Star Wars’ sneak peek came in #2 when the tallies were totaled. What was #1?
THR reports Zefr, a YouTube data and marketing company, has counted 93 million YouTube views of the steamy and suggestive trailer since it hit the web on July 24th. Four months of revisits and a fandom that made its source material—the novel by E.L. James—a global sensation edged out a win over Star Wars.
Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens was off to a strong start, amassing 58.2 million views in its first five days online. By now, that number has risen to more than 81 million YouTube views. But by the deadline, it couldn’t top the apparent allure of a kinky man in a slick suit.
There are even more studly men at the #3 spot, Avengers: Age of Ultron with 78 million views.
Jurassic World takes the #4, collecting 53.9 million views in its first week last November, and 64 million to date.
Rounding out fifth place is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with 58 million YouTube views, meaning Jurassic World’s trailer nearly beat it in its first week online.
We reached out to Jurassic Park for comment:
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