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MovieTickets.com's Most Anticipated Upcoming Movies Poll

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October 30, 2008

Harry Potter and Wolverine

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?

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  • The Fly
    Hells yeah Optimus!!
  • The Fly
    PS Michael Bay is the man
  • dave
    Watchmen is number one for me then StarTrek and at number three is Avatar
  • Stevo
    When is Wolverine even supposed to come out? I haven't heard jack about it except that they got Van Wilder to play the greatest comic book character ever and his dumb ass is probably going to screw it up (on a good note I heard he beat out Dane Cook, which if that went through I would have had to go kill some people.).
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  • tw
    def watchmen, star trek (im not even a trek fan and im this excited about it) and wolverine better redeem the xmen trilogy -_-
  • Derek
    The Informant? Yeah, hordes of people are just dying to see that...
  • Conrad
    Number 2, you're a fool. Michael Bay is a terrible storyteller and an even worse director (these days anyways). What is the Taking of Pelham 123??? I don't know anything of that one at all....
  • Reaper
    what is 'The Taking of Pelham 123'
  • Darrin
    i'm as lost as reaper. what is that movie. I like Transformers. i hear there is more robots but more importantly more hot chicks. So i'm up for part 2.
  • Darrin
    Did some research on 'The Taking of Pelham 123'. its based on a book and its also a remake. The movie is about some people who hijaked a train and the city must come up with money or the passengers will get executed. sounds like a good thriller. Denzel and John travolta is in it.
  • peloquin
    I second #10...no clue what that Pelham movie is. I can't wait for Avatar, Nottingham, GI Joe, and Bruno Oh and I can't forget Confessions of a Shopaholic of course ;o)
  • Robin
    @#4 : Have no idea what character you're talking about, as I've never read the comics, but I think Ryan Reynolds has done some actually good movies after Van Wilder. Note that I say some. Never going to forgive anyone connected to Blade 3. Both "Chaos Theory" and "Definitely, Maybe" were solid movies. So I'm actually looking forward to the Wolverine movie. Watchmen wouldn't come near my top list, as I've never heard of the comics (graphic novel (?), whatever) before seeing the trailer here on FS (and I wasn't impressed). But had never heard of x-men or iron man prior to their releases either, and I have to say those turned out good. And if you're wondering what hole I've been living in to miss these comics (or graphic novels (?!)), it's called Sweden...
  • Where the Wild Things are people!
  • swisschez
    watchmen The good, the bad, & the weird The road enough said.
  • Reverend
    Watchmen, Star Trek, Avatar. The definitive list.
  • Spencer
    Why the hell is The Informant on that list???? OVer Watchmen??? And isnt DTESS coming out in November?
  • JD
    Public Enemies, 2012, and Terminator Salvation are my most anticipated. Harry Potter can lick my scrotum.
  • L
    Ice Age, hehe
  • Samantha
    The Day The Earth Stood Still comes out in december so why is that even on the list? WTH But yeah that is on the top for this year. Next years movies are Transformers 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. 😀
  • Staatz
    The road Fanboys The International Sunshine Cleaning Crank 2: High Voltage X-Men Origins: Wolverine Sherlock Holmes 2012 Movies that expand in 2009: The Brothers Bloom Defiance
  • zzz
    the informant is a matt damon movie and is directed by steven soderbergh
  • BahHumbug
    For you noobs... The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is a remake directed by Tony Scott starring Denzel Washington as the good guy and John Travolta as the bad guy and it's about a train hijacking. As for my Top 10... Avatar Ashecliffe Star Trek The Soloist Defiance The Surrogates The Wolf Man The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Terminator: Salvation Public Enemies Honorable mention goes to Watchmen and Wolverine
  • Kail
    DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL DRAGON BALL And maybe Watchmen
  • John Madden
    Watchmen, Terminator, Wolverine, Star Trek, Avatar, Transformers 2, and Pelham 123. Loved the original.
  • JBruns
    1.) Quantum Solstice 2.) the Mysterious Case of Benjamin Button 3.) Slumdog Millionaire
  • K
    UUUMMMHHH.... WERE THE HELL IS WATCHMEN! Are you kidding me! By far number one, hands down. Second Wolverine... Third Transformers... Four Terminator.... Five Harry Potter. Ice Age & Night At The Museum???
  • JBruns
    Forgot to add 4.) The Road Amazing Book!
  • madsen
    uhh...no Watchmen, Star Trek or GI Joe?
  • Knight Rider
    No brainer.....Captain America kids. Or maybe XxX: The Return of Zander Cage?
  • JL
    @#14 Robin, It's Deadpool he's talking about. Check out this Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_(comics) Most anticipated of 2009? for me: 1)Watchmen 2)The Road (did they decide to push that back already?) 3)Terminator: Salvation 4)The Wolf Man (Benicio kicks ass) 5)Metal Gear Solid (does anyone have any news?)
  • JL
    somehow that link didn't come out whole. sorry.
  • Ifi
    X-MEN ORIGINS for me. I'm an X-Men freak and I specially worship Gambit, a character who will have his first movie appearance this time. So I'm pretty much counting down the days until this movie is released. GAMBIT GAMBIT YAY!!!!!!
  • Al
    1)Watchmen 2)Inglorious Basterds 3)Coraline 4)Terminator Salvation 5)Hussein
  • mike jones.
    avatar.
  • Tomi
    The next Jean Pierre Jeunet movie!!!!!! if that actually comes out next year...
  • Sean19a7x
    I know alot of people are already hating the Dragonball movie but it "SHOULD" be included in the list as well. Once the trailer and official promotion begin it will be fucking insane so... Dragonball is my #1. And my #2 is Watchmen of course...
  • bassbin
    jackass 3 pluto nash 2 the clumps prequel 09 will be awesome if these movies came out
  • JL
    By the way, FUCK HARRY POTTER. Or... you know... that old guy can do that. He's gay right?
  • bill
    Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Watchmen, Terminator: Salvation, Harry Pothead and the Half Blood Prince.
  • JoeG
    Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
  • duff
    my top whatever in no order: Quantum of Solace Watchmen Wolverine Star Trek Transformers 2 The Road Benjamin Button Defiance Gran Torino The Soloist The Wolf Man Inglorious Bastards
  • Shia
    I don't understand why Where the Wild Things Are, Avatar, Watchmen and Sherlock Holmes aren't on the list, while The Day the Earth Stood Still is. Here's the movies I am looking forward to in 2009: 01. Where the Wild Things Are 02. Avatar 03. The Subtle Knife 04. Cirque du Freak 05. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 06. Angels & Demons 07. Sherlock Holmes
  • DISAPPEARHERE
    one word. WATCHMEN other than that the only movies that im stoked for are the Che movies by Soderbergh. Public Enemies for sure Killing Pablo... its got mr bale and freakin Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men's antihero) playing coke dealing cop killing Pablo Escobar The Informers (differnt movie from the informant) which is a series of interconnected stories by the author of American Psycho and Rules of Attraction
  • miamiwise
    The Hobbit
  • steven B.
    1)dragonball Wolverine Transformers 2 )Terminator: Salvation The Wolf Man
  • Nick
    Tranformers and Wolverine for me. Of Course Watchmen and Star Trek for a strong curiosity of potential movie greats. Harry Potter ughh, did you have to read the books, cus every time I try watching them I feel I am watching a kids movie? Please let Wolverine be dark and borderline hero!!Stevo, A far as Ryan Reynolds ( VanWilder ) sucking. Your way off, that dude is bad ass. In my books he could and should do some serious Sci fi action roles. Van Wilder was just a stepping stone (also made him an Icon) he's done excellent in some tough roles (granted there was poor directing in many) and he is jacked unlike some comic roles played, so calm down there jerky.
  • Here we go: Watchmen, Terminator, Wolverine, Star Trek, Avatar, Transformers 2,Shelock Holmes,Inglorious Basterds,The Taking of Pelham 123, and Avatar,don't forget Harry Potter
  • Richard
    2012 is a must see!
  • Dragon ball will take em down period!
  • Alfonso
    The best movie of 2009 is Harry Potter and The Half-Blood prince. I think thath the film has a Lord of the Rings style but more exiting and tragedyc.
  • BobO
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is going to be THE movie of the year...mark it down. May first can't get here fast enough for me!!!!!!!!!!!!

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