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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 12/06/2011

#SUPERHEROES, ANYONE? Twitter’s top film topics of 2011


Both “Thor” and “Natalie Portman” (here with Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-happy superhero) were Hot Topics on Twitter’s list for 2011. (Zade Rosenthal - AP / Marvel Studios)
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SUPERHERO FILMS might not top the year’s box office returns — Hogwarts, Forks and Zach Galifianakis all have ‘em beat — but the cinematic Spandex is reigning omnipotent on one movie list:

Twitter’s Hot Topic Movies for 2011.


According to Twitter’s #YearInReview blogpost, “Thor” was the site’s hottest film topic. The Paramount/Marvel flick, which kicked off the summer’s Season of Superheroes, stars Chris Hemsworth (who was not a Twitter hot topic) but also Natalie Portman — who was among the top-five “Hot Topic Actresses” for 2011.

Second on the Hot Topic Movies list is Warner Bros./DC’s “The Dark Knight Rises” — no mean feat considering the film isn’t out till the middle of 2012 — and the film’s Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway, also cracked the Hot Top Actress list.

The third Hot Topic Movie is another one to make Stan Lee happy: Fox’s ”X-Men: First Class” — thought neither James MacAvoy nor Michael Fassbender was able to make Twitter’s Actor list. And fifth was Sony’s underperforming “The Green Hornet,” which at less than $100-mill didn’t even crack the year’s top-25 films in domestic gross.

Fourth on the Hot Topic list was the lone exception to the trend: Universal’s “Fast Five” — the latest in that unkillable fast-and-furious franchise.

“Thor,” “Fast Five” and “X-Men” — as well as “Captain America: The First Avenger” — all grossed more than $140-million domestically to rank among the year’s top-15 films.

Yet not even Cap could top one celebrity’s personal Super Serum:

The No.-2 Top Hashtag of the year was...Charlie Sheen’s #tigerblood.

[For the full list of #winning Twitter words, check out the blogpost.]

By  |  09:59 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Tags:  twitter 2011, thor, dark knight rises, green hornet, xmen

 
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