HubScore: ‘Saw X’ Favorite Halloween Movie in Most States

The horror film Saw X topped the list as the favorite Halloween movie in the most (13) states, including Ohio, Florida, and New York, based on data collected from a national survey by HubScore.

The stop-animation classic The Nightmare Before Christmas led in seven states, predominantly located in the Western United States.

The family friendly Hocus Pocus garnered the favor of six states, including Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Wisconsin.

Beetlejuice, The Exorcist and Scream VI ranked first in several states, showcasing the broad tastes across the nation.

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The top Halloween movies in each state, according to the survey, were:

  • Alabama: Hocus Pocus
  • Alaska: Beetlejuice
  • Arizona: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Arkansas: Saw X
  • California: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Colorado: Beetlejuice
  • Connecticut: Saw X
  • Delaware: Saw X
  • District of Columbia: Halloween
  • Florida: Saw X
  • Georgia: The Exorcist
  • Hawaii: The Nun II
  • Idaho: Hocus Pocus
  • Illinois: The Exorcist
  • Indiana: Hocus Pocus
  • Iowa: Beetlejuice
  • Kansas: Halloween
  • Kentucky: The Exorcist
  • Louisiana: Saw X
  • Maine: Hocus Pocus 
  • Maryland: The Nun II
  • Massachusetts: Hocus Pocus 
  • Michigan: Scream VI
  • Minnesota: Scream VI
  • Mississippi: Saw X
  • Missouri: Beetlejuice
  • Montana: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Nebraska: Saw X
  • Nevada: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • New Hampshire: Casper
  • New Jersey: Saw X
  • New Mexico: The Exorcist
  • New York: Saw X
  • North Carolina: Scream VI
  • North Dakota: Halloween
  • Ohio: Saw X
  • Oklahoma: The Exorcist
  • Oregon: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Pennsylvania: Scream VI
  • Rhode Island: Hocus Pocus
  • South Carolina: Saw X
  • South Dakota: Beetlejuice
  • Tennessee: Saw X
  • Texas: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Utah: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Vermont: Hocus Pocus
  • Virginia: Saw X
  • Washington: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • West Virginia: Saw X
  • Wisconsin: Hocus Pocus
  • Wyoming: Casper

Top 5 Halloween Movies by State

 

Alabama

1. Hocus Pocus
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. Halloween
5. Scream VI
 

Alaska

1. Beetlejuice
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. The Exorcist
5. The Nun II
 

Arizona

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. The Exorcist
3. The Nun II
4. Scream VI
5. Beetlejuice
 

Arkansas

1. Saw X
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. The Nun II
4. Hocus Pocus
5. Scream VI
 

California

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Saw X
3. The Exorcist
4. The Nun II
5. Scream VI
 

Colorado

1. Beetlejuice
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. The Exorcist
4. Saw X
5. Hocus Pocus
 

Connecticut

1. Saw X
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Scream VI
4. The Exorcist
5. Beetlejuice
 

Delaware

1. Saw X
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Scream VI
4. The Exorcist
5. The Nun II
 

District of Columbia

1. Halloween
2. Saw X
3. The Exorcist
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
5. Hocus Pocus
 

Florida

1. Saw X
2. Beetlejuice
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Scream VI
5. The Exorcist
 

Georgia

1. The Exorcist
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. The Nun II
5. Scream VI
 

Hawaii

1. The Nun II
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. Beetlejuice
5. Scream VI
 

Idaho

1. Hocus Pocus
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Scream VI
4. Saw X
5. The Exorcist
 

Illinois

1. The Exorcist
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Beetlejuice
5. Hocus Pocus
 

Indiana

1. Hocus Pocus
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. The Exorcist
5. Scream VI
 

Iowa

1. Beetlejuice
2. Saw X
3. Hocus Pocus
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas
5. The Exorcist
 

Kansas

1. Halloween
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Saw X
5. The Exorcist
 

Kentucky

1. The Exorcist
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. Hocus Pocus
5. Halloween
 

Louisiana

1. Saw X
2. Hocus Pocus
3. The Exorcist
4. Beetlejuice
5. Scream VI
 

Maine

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Saw X
3. Scream VI
4. Halloween
5. Beetlejuice
 

Maryland

1. The Nun II
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. The Exorcist
5. Hocus Pocus
 

Massachusetts

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Saw X
3. Scream VI
4. The Exorcist
5. The Nun II
 

Michigan

1. Scream VI
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Hocus Pocus
5. The Exorcist
 

Minnesota

1. Scream VI
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Hocus Pocus
5. Beetlejuice
 

Mississippi

1. Saw X
2. Hocus Pocus
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Scream VI
5. The Exorcist
 

Missouri

1. Beetlejuice
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. The Exorcist
5. Hocus Pocus
 

Montana

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Scream VI
4. The Nun II
5. Halloween
 

Nebraska

1. Saw X
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. The Exorcist
5. Scream VI
 

Nevada

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Saw X
3. The Exorcist
4. The Nun II
5. Beetlejuice
 

New Hampshire

1. Casper
2. Hocus Pocus
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Saw X
5. Scream VI
 

New Jersey

1. Saw X
2. The Exorcist
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Beetlejuice
5. The Nun II
 

New Mexico

1. The Exorcist
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. The Nun II
5. Beetlejuice
 

New York

1. Saw X
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. The Exorcist
4. Hocus Pocus
5. Beetlejuice
 

North Carolina

1. Scream VI
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Hocus Pocus
5. Corpse Bride
 

North Dakota

1. Halloween
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Saw X
5. Scream VI
 

Ohio

1. Saw X
2. Hocus Pocus
3. The Exorcist
4. Halloween
5. Scream VI
 

Oklahoma

1. The Exorcist
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. Hocus Pocus
5. Scream VI
 

Oregon

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Saw X
3. Beetlejuice
4. The Exorcist
5. Scream VI
 

Pennsylvania

1. Scream VI
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Saw X
4. Hocus Pocus
5. The Nun II
 

Rhode Island

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Saw X
3. The Exorcist
4. Halloween
5. Scream VI
 

South Carolina

1. Saw X
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Halloween
5. Scream VI
 

South Dakota

1. Beetlejuice
2. The Exorcist
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Saw X
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
 

Tennessee

1. Saw X
2. The Exorcist
3. Halloween
4. Beetlejuice
5. Scream VI
 

Texas

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. The Exorcist
3. The Nun II
4. Beetlejuice
5. Scream VI
 

Utah

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Scream VI
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Saw X
5. The Exorcist
 

Vermont

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Beetlejuice
3. Halloween
4. Saw X
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
 

Virginia

1. Saw X
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. The Exorcist
5. Beetlejuice
 

Washington

1. The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Saw X
3. Beetlejuice
4. Hocus Pocus
5. The Exorcist
 

West Virginia

1. Saw X
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
3. Hocus Pocus
4. The Exorcist
5. Halloween
 

Wisconsin

1. Hocus Pocus
2. Saw X
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Halloween
5. Scream VI
 

Wyoming

1. Casper
2. Scream VI
3. Hocus Pocus
4. Beetlejuice
5. Saw X

Whip Media: ‘True Lies’ Top New Show, ‘Shadow and Bone’ Top Returning Show, ‘John Wick 4’ Top Movie Anticipated in March

CBS’s “True Lies” was the top anticipated new show, Netflix’s “Shadow and Bone” was the most anticipated returning show, and Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 was the top anticipated movie on the Whip Media charts for March.

“True Lies,” which debuts March 1, is based on the 1994 James Cameron action-comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as a secret agent with an unsuspecting wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) who gets caught up in his latest mission. The series has the couple (played by Steve Howey and Ginger Gonzaga) working together on assignments.

“Shadow and Bone” returns for its second season March 16. The fantasy series is based on the books about an orphan girl with special powers.

John Wick: Chapter 4, the next installment in the action series starring Keanu Reeves as a legendary hitman, debuts in theaters March 22.

Top anticipated movies available to stream in March include Murder Mystery 2, a mystery sequel starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, streaming on Netflix starting March 31, and Tetris, about the genesis of the popular video game, streaming on Apple TV+ beginning March 31.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.

Most Anticipated New Shows for March:

  1. “True Lies” (CBS) — March 1
  2. “Gotham Knights” (CW) — March 14
  3. “Daisy Jones & the Six” (Prime Video) — March 3
  4. “Rabbit Hole” (Paramount+) — March 26
  5. “Lucky Hank” (AMC) — March 19

 

Most Anticipated Returning Shows for March:

  1. “Shadow and Bone” (Netflix) — March 16
  2. “The Mandalorian” (Disney+) — March 1
  3. “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+) — March 15
  4. “Yellowjackets” (Showtime) — March 26
  5. “Succession” (HBO) — March 26

 

Most Anticipated Movies for March:

  1. John Wick: Chapter 4— March 22
  2. Shazam! Fury of the Gods — March 17
  3. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves — March 31
  4. Scream VI — March 10
  5. Creed III — March 2
  6. 65 — March 10
  7. Murder Mystery 2 — March 31
  8. Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre — March 3
  9. Tetris — March 31
  10. A Good Person — March 24

Weekend Box Office: ‘Avatar 2’ Takes on ‘M3GAN,’ Lifelike Doll With Issues

Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ theatrical juggernaut Avatar: The Way of Water shows little sign of diminishing appeal among moviegoers, having topped $1.5 billion in global revenue this week. The sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 original Avatar is a lock to finish atop another weekend box office — with a reported $36 million in projected ticket sales to see the virtual world of Pandora through Jan. 8.

An interesting sidebar is the under-the-radar moviegoer interest in Universal Pictures/Blumhouse’s latest smaller-budget comedy horror film M3GAN, about a murderous American Girl-type doll gone bad. Very bad. The movie quietly generated more than $2.7 million in Jan. 5 sneak previews, and is projected to sell $24 million worth of tickets over the weekend. Starring Allison Williams (Get Out!) as the aunt to a 9-year-old girl who lost her parents in a car crash, Williams is also a toy engineer by day, eager to share her Model 3 generative android doll with her grieving niece.

Let the bonding begin.

Meanwhile, box office returnees include Universal Pictures’ Puss in Boots: The Last Wish ($8 million), Disney’s soon-to-stream Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($2.8 million), the Whitney Houston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody ($2.4 million), and Sony Pictures’ Tom Hanks old-timer flick A Man Called Otto ($2 million).

AFI Announces Top Films, TV Shows of 2020

The American Film Institute announced the recipients of the 2020 AFI Awards, featuring 10 films and 10 TV shows, as well as a Special Award for Hamilton.

Top honorees include Netflix’s Mank, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Da Five Bloods, “The Crown,” “Bridgerton” and “The Queen’s Gambit”; Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso”; the acclaimed Frances McDormand starrer Nomadland; HBO’s “Lovecraft Country”; Amazon’s One Night in Miami …; Disney’s animated Soul; and Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”

The AFI’s global Movie Club program will showcase the official selections beginning in February, with new and exclusive content released daily, including special guests from the honored works introducing the titles and AFI “Behind the Scene” conversations with filmmakers and actors. 

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“For 20 years, AFI Awards has been a moment to gather artists in one room with a singular goal — to create community over competition,” Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO, said in a statement. “This year we cannot gather but will instead celebrate each honoree by creating exclusive content to be shared with a global audience through AFI Movie Club, shining a proper light on excellence.”

The AFI Awards tributes will culminate with a virtual benediction premiering Feb. 26 on YouTube.com/AFI and AFI.com.

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The AFI Awards is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole, recognizing those in front of and behind the camera. Selections are made through a jury process where AFI Trustees, artists, critics and scholars determine the year’s most outstanding achievements and provide artistic and cultural context for the selection of each honoree. All of the honored works advance the art of the moving image, inspire audiences and artists alike, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form and make a mark on American society. “When placed in an historical context, these stories provide a complex and rich visual record of our modern world,” according to the AFI.

 

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

Da 5 Bloods

Judas and the Black Messiah

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

Soul

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

AFI TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

“Better Call Saul”

“Bridgerton”

“The Crown”

“The Good Lord Bird”

“Lovecraft Country”

“The Mandalorian”

“Mrs. America”

“The Queen’s Gambit”

“Ted Lasso”

“Unorthodox”

 

AFI SPECIAL AWARD

Hamilton