Trailer Report: Aaron Paul's 'Need For Speed' Tops YouTube Trailer Views in First Week

7:08 PM PST 10/02/2013 by Andy Lewis

Disney's "Frozen" and Jude Law's "Dom Hemingway" also debut in the top ten.

Hot on the heels of the end of his hit AMC series Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul looks ready to make the leap to being a movie star. 

The debut trailer for Need for Speed, the adaptation of hit Electronic Arts car racing video game, was the top trailer on YouTube for the week ending September 30, according to monitoring service Zefr.  

The coming attraction for the March 2014 film also starring Dominic Cooper and Dakota Johnson (newly cast as the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey) recorded 7.3 million views its first week online. 

Also making a strong debut was Frozen, which snagged the No. 2 spot with 1.3 million views.

The Disney animated feature loosely based on the Hans Christina Anderson story The Snow Queen arrives in theaters on Nov. 27. 

The only other trailer to debut in the top ten this week was the international trailer for Jude Law's story about a safe-cracker, Dom Hemingway, which landed in the seventh spot with 551,000 views. 

Rounding out the top five were returning favorites Curse of Chucky (trailer No. 1), 300: Rise of an Empire (trailer No. 1) and Hunger Games: Catching Fire (trailer No. 2). 

Chucky, the straight-to-video horror sequel has recorded 14.4 million views in anticipation of its Oct. 8 release. 

Rounding out the top ten were The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (trailer No. 1), at No. 6 with 604,000 views, RoboCop in eighth with 457,000 views and Thor: The Dark World and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa in ninth and tenth, netting 429,000 and 427,000 views respectively. 

 

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