MovieTickets.com's Most Anticipated Upcoming Movies Poll
by Alex Billington
October 30, 2008
We ran this exact same report last year, too. MovieTickets.com recently did a poll to find out what the Top 10 Most Anticipated Films are for next year. The results are always a bit odd - mainly because their polling technique doesn't result in a completely accurate representation of most moviegoers. This time they polled some 4,000 ticket buyers throughout August and September to get the results seen below. This list is a good representation of some of the most highly anticipated films for next year, but not all of them. For example, Watchmen is missing entirely, but I doubt it was even included in the choices anyway.
MovieTickets.com Top 10 Most Anticipated Films:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
3. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
4. Public Enemies
5. Angels & Demons
6. Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
7. The Informant
8. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
9. The Day the Earth Stood Still
10. The Taking of Pelham 123
The only reason that Half-Blood Prince has so much buzz at the moment is because the release date change was such huge news and its been on everyone's mind since then. And The Informant - does anyone even know what this is actually about? Why does it have buzz? The results were also different per age group, with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen the top result for 24 and under, X-Men Origins: Wolverine the top result for 25 to 39, and Angels & Demons the top result for 40 and older. All of that makes sense, but the rest of this list shouldn't be seen as the authoritative judge of what's hot next year.
Of course the next step is to ask myself, and all of you, what your most anticipated movies are. To stay out of the action, I'll only mention that Watchmen is at the very top of my list, as is Star Trek, Harry Potter, Transformers 2, and James Cameron's Avatar. What are your most anticipated movies?