TV, Movies and Haiti Influence This Week’s Top 20 Facebook Pages

It’s been a while since we’ve published the list of Top 20 Facebook Pages, but we’re back this week looking at data from last Wednesday to today.

Topping the list this week is the upcoming chick flick “Dear John,” which arrives in theaters on February 5. The movie is a love story starring two young and beautiful actors and the Facebook page has been really active, posting polls and videos, including two where the stars — Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum — give a direct message to Dear John Facebook fans. Facebook ads with the trailer may also have played a role in the page’s growth.

Top Gainers This Week

Name Fans Gain↓ Gain, %
1. Dear John 652,299 +487,630 +296.13
2. Chase Community Giving 1,438,516 +402,822 +38.89
3. Official Avatar Movie 976,101 +153,646 +18.68
4. ♥ Jill Scott ♥ 284,211 +150,319 +112.27
5. Jersey Shore 571,614 +140,360 +32.55
6. Big Prize Giveaways 2,799,463 +124,114 +4.64
7. The Lovely Bones 180,293 +121,712 +207.77
8. Mafia Wars 6,702,529 +113,511 +1.72
9. Glee 1,174,608 +109,451 +10.28
10. Türk Bayrağı 2,580,402 +105,471 +4.26
11. Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III 411,125 +104,713 +34.17
12. Manny Villar 358,267 +90,072 +33.58
13. evian babies 415,599 +88,278 +26.97
14. The Artifice 1,857,180 +81,585 +4.59
15. Facebook 6,842,707 +78,516 +1.16
16. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 1,276,297 +75,933 +6.33
17. Lady Gaga 4,940,640 +73,470 +1.51
18. Megan Fox 5,499,262 +70,234 +1.29
19. Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) 140,021 +68,949 +97.01
20. Justin Bieber 1,448,461 +68,247 +4.94

Chase’s Community Giving, rolling in at number two, grew likely due to the start of voting Friday for $5 million in grants for previously-nominated charities.

The Golden Globes award show was this weekend, so the accompanying hype surrounding tv shows and movies might have influenced some of the Top 20, including: Avatar (third), The Lovely Bones (seventh) and Glee (ninth). Although the two films were also in the news recently, “The Lovely Bones,” premiered nationwide in the U.S. January 15 and “Avatar,” surpassed $1 billion gross ticket sales.

Plugging Haiti disaster relief may also have influenced this week’s Top 20, as all of Facebook and the social media world was abuzz with aid for the earthquake-stricken country this week. Musician Jill Scott came in fourth and joined in on the efforts on her Facebook page, as did Lady Gaga, whose number 17 page is almost to 5 million fans.

The official Facebook page, number 15, joined in on the Haiti relief efforts this past week, too, which might have contributed to some growth. And the non-profit Doctors Without Borders landed the 19 spot, as the group has been taking donations to send more than 700 personnel to Haiti since last week’s earthquake.

Another recent charity-related Facebook trend — posting the color of bras in status updates — seemed to actually do some good as the number six spot went to the Big Prize Giveaways Facebook page, which saw an upward trend in fan growth after posting a status update on January 12, “If you posted your bra color, please post this too. Big Prize Giveaways has pledged $10,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every million fans it gains by January 31, up to $50,000!!”

Tied for 11 and 12 were two rivals for the presidency in the Philippines, a country that recently accounted for more Asian Facebook growth than any other except Indonesia. At 11 is Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III, a senator and candidate from the Liberal Party, counts almost 422,000 fans on his page while rival Senator Manny Villar from the Nacionalista Party ranked twelfth , reaching 300,000 fans Friday and since has accumulated more than 368,000.

Remaining pages included: popular tv show “Jersey Shore” came in fifth; Zynga’s popular Mafia Wars at the number eight spot; Türk Bayrağı (the Turkish Flag Page) is up to almost 2.6 million fans with its patriotic page; Krispy Kreme Doughnuts landed at sixteenth, perhaps in part due to a recent Southern California donut giveaway; Megan Fox rolled in at 18 (her new ads for Armani came out last week) and musician Justin Bieber rounded out the list at 20, as his new single “Baby” hit iTunes last week.

However, It’s hard to say why evian babies or The Artifice gained so much this week.