Impressive List of the Public's Most Anticipated Movies
by Alex Billington
October 11, 2007
If you are a moviegoer at all then you know there are two main websites to buy your movie tickets: Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com. Well the latter held a survey on their site recently and polled the general public on which movies they're looking forward to the most. The results are in and they're quite impressive and possibly a bit shocking. Before you jump ahead and see the full list, take a guess - out of all movies between now and the end of 2008, what do you think is the most anticipated movie?
If you guessed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, then congrats on a good guess! The poll was held from August to September this year and each respondent purchased at least one ticket during that time. Here are the results:
1 - Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (May 22, 2008)
2 - The Dark Knight (Jul 18, 2008)
3 - National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Dec 21, 2007)
4 - American Gangster (Nov 2, 2007)
5 - The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (May 16, 2008)
6 - Iron Man (May 2, 2008)
7 - I Am Legend (Dec 14, 2007)
8 - Get Smart (Jun 20, 2008)
9 - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (Aug 1, 2008)
10 - Charlie Wilson's War (Dec 25, 2007)
11 - Hancock (Jul 2, 2008)
12 - Beowulf (Nov 16, 2007)
13 - The Golden Compass (Dec 7, 2007)
14 - Mamma Mia! (Jul 18, 2008)
15 - The Incredible Hulk (Jun 13, 2008)
16 - Speed Racer (May 9, 2008)
17 - Step Brothers (Jul 25, 2008)
18 - Bee Movie (Nov 2, 2007)
19 - Mr. Magnorium's Wonder Emporium (Nov 16, 2007)
20 - Starship Dave (May 30)
There are a number of very intriguing observations to be made from this list. First and foremost is that out of all the good movies that are coming up between now and December, the first two on the list (Indiana Jones 4 and The Dark Knight) are both set for release in the summer of 2008. I would think that movies that are coming up in one to two months would have built up the buzz more by now than those two movies which don't even have trailers!!
Next, I'm amazed at how high up on the list National Treasure: Book of Secrets and American Gangster are compared to I Am Legend, Beowulf, The Golden Compass, or Bee Movie, all coming out in November and December as well. I certainly would not have thought they would have more anticipation compared to the others.
I'm completely baffled by how Charlie Wilson's War, Step Brothers, and Starship Dave are even on the list at all! None of them have a poster, a trailer, or even a single production photo out yet! Their anticipation comes entirely from the cast and the plot description and I'm amazed to think that the general public actually follows films that closely.
Overall this is one of the most revealing and interesting lists I've seen in a while. There is so much that I wasn't expecting and is quite eye-opening. I'll definitely keep a tab on all of these and always make sure to cover the latest news, all the hype, and everything else related to these 20 most anticipated movies.
We want to hear what you think! Do you fully agree with the list? Is there a movie that's missing? Is there one that you're looking forward to more than another?