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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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Reader Feedback - 52 Comments

1

Hells yeah Optimus!!

The Fly on Oct 30, 2008

2

PS Michael Bay is the man

The Fly on Oct 30, 2008

3

Watchmen is number one for me then StarTrek and at number three is Avatar

dave on Oct 30, 2008

4

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.).

Stevo on Oct 30, 2008

5

Avatar

moif on Oct 30, 2008

6

def watchmen, star trek (im not even a trek fan and im this excited about it) and wolverine better redeem the xmen trilogy -_-

tw on Oct 30, 2008

7

The Informant? Yeah, hordes of people are just dying to see that...

Derek on Oct 30, 2008

8

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....

Conrad on Oct 30, 2008

9

what is 'The Taking of Pelham 123'

Reaper on Oct 30, 2008

10

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 on Oct 30, 2008

11

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.

Darrin on Oct 30, 2008

12

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)

peloquin on Oct 30, 2008

13

@#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...

Robin on Oct 30, 2008

14

Where the Wild Things are people!

Trystan on Oct 30, 2008

15

watchmen The good, the bad, & the weird The road enough said.

swisschez on Oct 30, 2008

16

Watchmen, Star Trek, Avatar. The definitive list.

Reverend on Oct 30, 2008

17

Why the hell is The Informant on that list???? OVer Watchmen??? And isnt DTESS coming out in November?

Spencer on Oct 30, 2008

18

Public Enemies, 2012, and Terminator Salvation are my most anticipated. Harry Potter can lick my scrotum.

JD on Oct 30, 2008

19

Ice Age, hehe

L on Oct 30, 2008

20

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. 😀

Samantha on Oct 30, 2008

21

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

Staatz on Oct 30, 2008

22

the informant is a matt damon movie and is directed by steven soderbergh

zzz on Oct 30, 2008

23

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

BahHumbug on Oct 30, 2008

24

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Kail on Oct 30, 2008

25

Watchmen, Terminator, Wolverine, Star Trek, Avatar, Transformers 2, and Pelham 123. Loved the original.

John Madden on Oct 31, 2008

26

1.) Quantum Solstice 2.) the Mysterious Case of Benjamin Button 3.) Slumdog Millionaire

JBruns on Oct 31, 2008

27

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???

K on Oct 31, 2008

28

Forgot to add 4.) The Road Amazing Book!

JBruns on Oct 31, 2008

29

uhh...no Watchmen, Star Trek or GI Joe?

madsen on Oct 31, 2008

30

No brainer.....Captain America kids. Or maybe XxX: The Return of Zander Cage?

Knight Rider on Oct 31, 2008

31

@#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 on Oct 31, 2008

32

somehow that link didn't come out whole. sorry.

JL on Oct 31, 2008

33

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!!!!!!

Ifi on Oct 31, 2008

34

1)Watchmen 2)Inglorious Basterds 3)Coraline 4)Terminator Salvation 5)Hussein

Al on Oct 31, 2008

35

avatar.

mike jones. on Oct 31, 2008

36

The next Jean Pierre Jeunet movie!!!!!! if that actually comes out next year...

Tomi on Oct 31, 2008

37

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...

Sean19a7x on Oct 31, 2008

38

jackass 3 pluto nash 2 the clumps prequel 09 will be awesome if these movies came out

bassbin on Oct 31, 2008

39

By the way, FUCK HARRY POTTER. Or... you know... that old guy can do that. He's gay right?

JL on Oct 31, 2008

40

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Watchmen, Terminator: Salvation, Harry Pothead and the Half Blood Prince.

bill on Oct 31, 2008

41

Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

JoeG on Nov 1, 2008

42

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

duff on Nov 1, 2008

43

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

Shia on Nov 1, 2008

44

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

DISAPPEARHERE on Nov 1, 2008

45

The Hobbit

miamiwise on Nov 2, 2008

46

1)dragonball Wolverine Transformers 2 )Terminator: Salvation The Wolf Man

steven B. on Nov 2, 2008

47

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.

Nick on Nov 2, 2008

48

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

George on Nov 3, 2008

49

2012 is a must see!

Richard on Dec 3, 2008

50

Dragon ball will take em down period!

This IS me on Dec 6, 2008

51

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.

Alfonso on Jan 29, 2009

52

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

BobO on Apr 13, 2009

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