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Demo-Graphics: The Hunger Games

As we reported earlier today The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 topped the weekend box-office. The film had a primarily female audience.

When it came to demographics Mockingjay—Part 1 played closer to the Hunger Games core audience than Catching Fire with 60% of the crowd female compared with 57% for Catching Fire, and 52% of the Mockingjay crowd under 25 versus an even split for the previous Hunger games film.

Below is how the Facebook data breaks down.

Hunger Games DemographicsWhen you combine all of the terms, not including characters, you get an audience that’s just shy of 67% female. The movie has been reported as having 60% female audience, so again the Facebook data is off, but not by a huge amount. Where the data continues to struggle is with age. 52% have been reported as under the age of 25, while Facebook returns that number at just 41%.

In another report, we’ll add characters from the books to see how that might affect the above data.

And that wraps up this week’s report.

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KickStarting: Comics

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

20 projects were successfully funded, which is a decrease from the previous week’s 28.

For the past week from November 17 to November 23 the statistics are:

Average goal: $5,378.50 (an increase of about $2,100 from the previous week)
Average pledged: $14,087.21 (an increase of about $7,600 from the previous week)
Average number of backers: 292.29 (an increase of about 125 from the previous week)
Average pledge: $48.20 (an increase of about $10 from the previous week)
Average percent raised:261.92% (an increase of about 65 percentage points from the previous week)
Most common given amount: $25 (952 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $23,800

Total pledged for the week: $197,221 (an increase of about $50,000 from the previous week)

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Cucumber Quest Book Three – $119,908

Most backers: Cucumber Quest Book Three – 1931 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Fana, The Jungle Girl #1 – 884.85%

Highest average pledge: Sugar Fueled Sweet Seconds – $79.29

Lowest average pledge: A.R. Hicks’ Dark Souls – $15.61

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

KickStarting: Comics

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

20 projects were successfully funded, which is a decrease from the previous week’s 28.

For the past week from November 10 to November 16 the statistics are:

Average goal: $3,298.10 (a decrease of about $800 from the previous week)
Average pledged: $6,445.30 (an increase of about $1,000 from the previous week)
Average number of backers: 167.8 (an increase of about 40 from the previous week)
Average pledge: $38.41 (a decrease of about $5 from the previous week)
Average percent raised:195.42% (an increase of about 61 percentage points from the previous week)
Most common given amount: $25 (952 times)
Most money from pledge level: $25 level brought in $23,800

Total pledged for the week: $128,906 (a decrease of about $24,000 from the previous week)

For the week, the top projects were:

The top grossing project: Lunarbaboon: Volume 1 – $44,016

Most backers: Lubarbaboon: Volume 1 – 1060 backers

Highest percent above goal raised: Cyberines #1 – 603.27%

Highest average pledge: Sidekicks – Cameo Appearances for Issues #2-4 – $170

Lowest average pledge: The Book Zoo – A Mini-Comic – $10.62

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Comic-Graphics: Weekly Facebook Page Stats

It’s Monday which means a new Marketing Monday and checking out how the various Facebook fanpages have grown or shrunk over the past two weeks.

Overall, the pages continued to grow, this week gaining 300,157 which is 0.78%. That’s about a half percent lower than the last time we ran these numbers, but that week involved some adjustments to page totals.

There was some decent movement this past week towards the bottom of the list. Some pages hopped multiple spots. Arrows are present to indicate if a page has increased in ranking from the previous week. There is also one new page noted.

facebook total likes 11.17.14

ComicBook.com continues to purchase likes and remains in the top spot, followed by Marvel, DC, IGN, and the generic Manga page.

facebook new likes 11.17.14The top spots are interesting this week with the wiki like page for The Hero Initiative taking the top spot, and Valiant had massive growth in the second spot.

facebook percent 11.17.14

 

Dynamite Comics to Comicsfix

ipad-app-main-pageIt’s been a few weeks since they quietly debuted but it has been officially announced that Dynamite Entertainment has signed with Comicsfix to bring their comics to the subscription-based digital platform. Comicsfix gives readers access to unlimited comic book titles and graphic novels for a monthly price.

Dynamite’s library of popular titles currently available on Comicsfix includes: the first two volumes of The Boys by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson; Legends of Red Sonja with Gail Simone; Project Superpowers, featuring covers by Alex Ross; The Blood Queen; Pathfinder, based on the best-selling Paizo RPG; the Bob’s Burgers comic book based on the Emmy award-winning television program; Mark Waid’s The Green Hornet; Zorro; Vampirella Strikes; the first volume of Evil Ernie; Battlestar Galactica; The Twilight Zone; and the all-ages Lil’ Dynamites series by Art Baltazar and Franco. More Dynamite single issues and full series will be added every week. The steady flow of comic book additions will support Comicsfix’s ongoing efforts to promote the latest way to read digital comics to new and returning readers alike.

Comicsfix is one of the numerous digital platforms that have launched in the last few months. These new platforms do away with the current pay for each individual comic model, instead attempting to build off of different revenue systems. Comicsfix is a pay a low monthly few, while others are attempting to build off of advertising.

Dynamite is the highest profile publisher so far to make their comics available on Comicsfix.

Demo-Graphics: Big Hero 6 vs Interstellar

It’s Monday, and I’m looking at more demographic data via Facebook. For this week I decided to look at this past weekend’s box-office results and see if Facebook good have predicted Big Hero 6‘s victory at the box-office over Interstellar.

When you look at the below stats, I think it becomes pretty clear why Big Hero 6 topped the box-office. Their stats show a much more diverse audience. The film clearly appealed to both men and women, as well as young and old.

big hero 6 vs interstellarIt’ll be interesting to see how each does over the next few weeks and months.

And that wraps up this week’s report.

KickStarting: Comics

Money_CashIt’s a new week and KickStarting: Comics is back with a look at how much was raised/pledged for comic projects on Kickstarter for the past week!

I realize some projects are not in US dollars, but they all will count the same regardless of origin, for now. $1 US will be the same as $1 CAD, $1 AUD, etc.

For the past week from November 3 to November 9 the statistics are:

28 projects successfully funded
Average goal: $4,043.21
Average pledged: $5,456.93
Average number of backers: 126.18
Average pledge: $43.25
Average percent raised:134.97%
Most common given amount: $10 (651 times)
Most money from pledge level: $50 level brought in $15,000

Total pledged for the week: $152,794

That wraps up this week’s data! I’ll be making tweaks to this as more are done, so let me know what you want to see!

Marvel Takes on Google to Find Age of Ultron Leaker

Last Tuesday was supposed to be Marvel‘s big debut of the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. As expected, things didn’t go to plan, and the trailer was released ahead of time by a leaker. At first Disney and Marvel sent out take down notices, but soon they relented and an official version was released. Marvel even made a joke about it.

Much like their S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel has decided to eradicate their Hydra leaker, and are doing so in the court of law. This Tuesday Marvel asked a judge for a subpoena to find out the identity of the individual behind it. The subpoena to Google was granted by a California judge.

The case is a search for user “John Gazelle” who uploaded a version of the trailer to Google Drive. The court order is for Google to turn over the IP address of the individual as well as IP addresses associated with the person’s Google+ and Youtube accounts.

Google will have to appear in court on November 18 with the information.This isn’t the first time a leak involving a Marvel movie has resulted in some action in court. X-Men Origins: Wolverine which is based on a Marvel comic, but released by Fox resulted in jail time.(via The Verge)

Madefire Heads to TV on Google’s Nexus Player

Madefire_M_logo_stack_blackMadefire has announced that its comic book Android app is one of an exclusive set of apps that Google will deliver as part of the newest streaming device for TV – Nexus Player.

This gives readers and viewers the ability to interact with Madefire’s digital storytelling experience on TV.

Madefire is also the first app from the comics/reading category offered via Nexus Player. Madefire’s Motion Books are suited to the big screen, with a combination of art, sound and interactivity that expands the possibilities of digital storytelling.

Google’s Nexus Player allows the Android experience to come to home entertainment centers through apps, services and content accessible through televisions.

This isn’t the first way for digital comics to come to television screens. There’s many options available including streaming technology, television web browsers, and syncing televisions with computers. It’ll be interesting to see how the comics look as televisions provide a reading surface much larger than the available computers, tablets, and phones.

Demo-Graphics: Comics and Politics

Today is election day and for those who haven’t voted, what are you doing reading this? Get out there and vote! We have a handy tool to help you out with that, including finding your polling location.

With that out of the way, we’ve been tracking a lot of information, not just demographic info of those who “like” comic related things on Facebook, but also their registration, political views, and if they donate to political causes. This data is compiled using the same data that’s used for the monthly comic demographic data breakdown.

It felt appropriate to present the year’s worth of data today! So, get ready for the first ever Comics and Politics roundup!

Voter Registration

Voter registration is a key to winning elections, and as we can see through the past year things have been a bit stagnant until August on, which us about when a lot of political organizations would get their voter registration going. There’s a sudden spike in September, but that drops. This data I believe is purchased by Facebook from the open voter roles and then matched to Facebook users.

The below is the total number of people registered for all of Facebook.

Registration Grand TotalHere’s the same information above, but just for those who like comics. You can see the same increase later in the year.

Comic Registration TotalWhere it gets really interesting is when the information is broken down by gender. You can see some of the greatest gains when it comes to registration for Democratic Women, who overtake Democratic Men towards November.

Comic Registration GenderParty Affiliation

Voter registration is one thing, but how one labels their political views is another. Facebook allows individuals to list whatever they’d like as far as party, and the system then categorizes them into Conservative, Liberal, Non-Partisan, etc. In September, they changed that a bit, eliminating Non-Partisan and adding Moderate, Very Conservative, and Very Liberal.

Party affiliation facebookIn May, there was a rather strange drop in data that I can’t explain that only showed up when I added the interests of folks. The data was checked multiple times over a few days and the same thing happened. The data returned to normal the following month. Here’s the same data above, except just those who like comics.

Party affiliation comicsWhile non-partisan dominates the below stats when it comes to gender, when that’s removed in September those that consider themselves Liberal for both men and women becomes the majority and top two results. Those that consider themselves Conservative drops in September.

Party affiliation comics genderDonations

The final thing we can look at is the habits of individuals who donate to conservative and liberal causes. We see the same strange spike we saw in voter registration in September, which makes me think there was an issue with Facebook’s data.

Donations facebookBelow is the above data, but just for comic fans. Interesting enough, the spike we see above occurs to a lesser extent in October instead of September.

Donations comicsInteresting though is when you break out the gender, men donate the least to liberal causes, while liberal women are the most generous. Overall, women became much more generous as the year went on.

Donations comics gender

And that wraps up our first report! Now, go out and vote, there’s still time!

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