Magazine article Screen International

'High-Rise', 'Suffragette' Top LFF Buzz Chart

Magazine article Screen International

'High-Rise', 'Suffragette' Top LFF Buzz Chart

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The curtains on the 59th BFI London Film Festival have finally closed and analysis firm Way To Blue have examined the online chatter to discover which films and talent grabbed the social headlines.

Yet for these titles success will not be measured by buzz but by box office sales, so Way To Blue has calculated how likely online discussion may convert into seats at the cinema.

Way To Blue have looked at social buzz for films over the London Film Festival; from opening gala through to closing night as well as keeping monitoring the screening peaks to see which films generated the highest spikes of social conversation.

An infographic with all the key results reveal:

* Ben Wheatley's JG Ballard adaptation High-Rise rose to the top of the tree by the end of the LFF. Not only does it lead in terms of overall social discussion with 8,242 mentions, it also secured the highest one day peak with 6,228 mentions on its first screening. …

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