A milestone for Twitter today, according to the Paris-based analyst group Semiocast. The social network has now passed the half-billion account mark — specifically 517 million accounts as of July 1, 2012, with 141.8 million of those users in the U.S., still about half as many users as Facebook has but positioning it as the second-biggest social networking site.
And just as most of Twitter’s users are coming from outside the U.S., so are the tweets: the top three cities in terms of tweets, it says, are Jakarta, Tokyo and London.
Source: TechCrunch – Analyst: Twitter Passed 500M Users In June 2012, 140M Of Them In US; Jakarta ‘Biggest Tweeting’ City
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Not very strong year for original content with nine sequels topping on the list, but a great year for cashing in on franchises.
The final Harry Potter movie set several records, including the biggest single-day domestic gross of $92.1 million and best worldwide debut of $481.5.
Rio, the only non-sequel on the list, caps off a big year for animation studios with four movies in the top 10.
- $1.3 billion – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
- $1.1 billion – Transformers: Dark of the Moon
- $1.0 billion – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- $663 million – Kung Fu Panda 2
- $648 million – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
- $626 million – Fast Five
- $581.5 million – The Hangover Part II
- $562.4 million – The Smurfs
- $551.9 million – Cars 2
- $484.6 million – Rio
*Figures represent worldwide gross
see the top 20 at The Hollywood Reporter