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Recent Poll Shows New Indiana Jones Movie to be "Most Anticipated"

Posted on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 11:04 AM. Last Updated on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 12:21 PM by Scott Jentsch


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A recent poll conducted by our online ticketing partner, MovieTickets.com, shows that "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" is at the top of the list when it comes to the most anticipated upcoming movie. The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 22, 2008.

There aren't any real big surprises in the poll results, with the top ten including:

  1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  2. The Dark Knight (Batman Begins 2)
  3. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  4. American Gangster
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  6. Iron Man
  7. I Am Legend
  8. Get Smart
  9. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  10. Charlie Wilson's War

What was interesting is that the top movies didn't differ all that much between men and women. "Crystal Skull" was at the top of the list for both genders, with only a difference in the top 5 being between "Iron Man" for men and "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" for women. I have a hard time believing that women as a large group would be into a violent action movie like "American Gangster," but maybe the Denzel Washington effect comes into play...

We have our own running version of this kind of poll on our "Coming Soon" page in Now Showing. When our readers identify which movies they are planning on watching, that movie is added to their list of Favorite Movies and we provide our own Top 5 List of Reader Favorites on the "Coming Soon" page for upcoming movies, and on the "All Movies" page for movies that are currently playing (where we show the Top 10).

Currently, over 800 readers have selected Favorite Movies, and the top upcoming movie is "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," which ranked 3rd on the MovieTickets.com survey. Of movies currently playing, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is still at the top spot that it has had since it opened in theaters this summer.

The Top 5 Reader Favorites of Movies Coming Soon:

  1. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3D
  3. Saw IV
  4. Beowulf
  5. Enchanted

It's easy to join this running survey by marking your Favorite Movies right now! Just visit the page for a movie that you're interested in, and click on the "Add to Favorites" button that appears there. Then, you will see that movie listed on your personalized "Favorite Movies" page in Now Showing, and your entry will part of the totals used to create the "Readers Favorites" listings on the Coming Soon and All Movies pages.

Here's a quick list of the movies listed above, with links to adding them to your Favorite Movies list:

American GangsterAdd to Favorites
BeowulfAdd to Favorites
Charlie Wilson's WarAdd to Favorites
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince CaspianAdd to Favorites
The Dark Knight (Batman Begins 2)Add to Favorites
EnchantedAdd to Favorites
Get SmartAdd to Favorites
I Am LegendAdd to Favorites
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullAdd to Favorites
Iron ManAdd to Favorites
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon EmperorAdd to Favorites
National Treasure: Book of SecretsAdd to Favorites
The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3DAdd to Favorites
Saw IVAdd to Favorites

The full press release from MovieTickets.com with a longer list of the most anticipated movies and some additional analysis of the results appears below.

Press Release

MovieTickets.com Poll Reveals -- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Tops 'Most Anticipated' List

Over 2000 Active Moviegoers Surveyed Predict Upcoming Blockbusters-The Dark Knight, National Treasure: Book of Secrets and American Gangster Rank High

MovieTickets.com LogoLOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MovieTickets.com (http://www.movietickets.com), the world's most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, has revealed the results of a poll conducted among 2000 active moviegoers to determine which films scheduled for release over the next 12 months are generating the most interest. According to the highly-qualified pool of moviegoers, films based on existing properties such as the Indiana Jones, Batman and Chronicles of Narnia installments and Iron Man are of greatest interest, with only American Gangster and I Am Legend as the only original films breaking into the top 10. The MovieTickets.com poll results reveal early, valuable insight into which movies scheduled for release over the next year are generating the most interest among active moviegoers.

Poll participants represent a highly qualified pool. Each respondent purchased at least one ticket to a film in August or September 2007, and more than 50% of those surveyed saw six or more films in a theater this past summer.

The poll revealed the following:

  • By a wide margin and across all demographic segments, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull earned the greatest interest
  • Measurable strength was recorded for The Dark Knight, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and American Gangster
  • A majority of the most anticipated films are based on existing franchises

Respondents of the poll were asked to rank their interest level on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 representing little or no interest and 5 representing significant interest in seeing each major film scheduled to be released in the course of the next 12 months. Based on these results, the top 20 films are listed below:

  1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  2. The Dark Knight (Batman Begins 2)
  3. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  4. American Gangster
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  6. Iron Man
  7. I Am Legend
  8. Get Smart
  9. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  10. Charlie Wilson's War
  11. Hancock
  12. Beowulf
  13. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
  14. Mamma Mia!
  15. The Incredible Hulk
  16. Speed Racer
  17. Step Brothers
  18. Bee Movie
  19. Mr. Magnorium's Wonder Emporium
  20. Starship Dave

The above listed most anticipated movies demonstrated strength among both males and females. The top five films by gender are listed below:

Top Five Films Among Males:

  1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  2. The Dark Knight
  3. Iron Man
  4. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  5. American Gangster

Top Five Films Among Females:

  1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  2. National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  3. The Dark Knight
  4. American Gangster
  5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

The respondent pool included a strong representation of the industry's best customers as evidenced by their movie going frequency this past summer:

  • 18% identified 11 or more specific movies that they saw in a theater this past summer
  • 34% identified between six to 10 specific movies that they saw in a theater this past summer
  • 43% identified between one to five specific movies that they saw in a theater this past summer
  • 5% did not identify any specific movies that they saw in a theater this past summer

MovieTickets.com theater chains currently include:

Academy 8 Theaters (P & G Theaters), Access Digital Theatres, All Star Entertainment, AMC Theatres, Amherst Cinema Art Center, Arena Grand Theatre (Columbus Hospitality), Ashbrie Cinemas, Atlantic Theaters (Movies at Midway), Atlas Cinemas, Bank Street Theatre, Bow Tie Cinemas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bryn Mawr Movie Theatre Co., Camera Cinemas, Celebrity Theatres, Channelside Cinemas, Cinefe' 8, Cinema Centers, Cinema Four-Quad (Quad Cinema), Cinemagic Movies, Cinemagic Theatres (MN), Cinemall, Cineplex Odeon, Classic Cinemas, Clearview Cinemas, Cleveland Cinemas, Consolidated Theatres, Cornelius Cinemas, Dickinson Theatres, Drexel Theatres, Eastern Shores (O'Neil Theaters NE), Emagine Entertainment (Cinema Hollywood), Entertainment Retail (Hollywood Hits), Elvis Cinemas, Famous Players, Film Forum, Fine Arts Theatre - Beverly Hills, Fox Bay Cinema Grill, Foxmoor Movies, Galaxy Cinemas (Canada), Galaxy Cinemas (GA), Greater Huntington Theatres, Greenville Cinemas (Camelot Cinemas), Hallett Cinemas, Harkins Theatres, HLB Entertainment (Palace 9, Majestic 10), Hollywood Cinema 9, Hollywood Premier Cinemas, IFC Center, Jarvis Conservatory, Kew Gardens (and Cobble Hill), Krikorian Premiere Theatres, Landmark Theatres (and Ritz Theatres), M Park 4, Main Street Cinemas, Malco Theatres, Mann Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, Metropolitan Theatres, Mission Grove Theaters, MJR Theatres, MnM Theatres, MovieMax Theatres, NAOS Entertainment, Narberth Theatre, National Amusements, Nelsonville Movies 10, North American Cinema, Oasis Cinema, Omniplex Theatre Group, O'Neil Theatres (Louisiana), Pacific Theatres, Paris Theater, Penn Cinema, Phoenix Theatres (MI), Phoenix Theatres (TN), Pickwick Theatres, Premiere Cinemas, Rail Road Square Cinema, Rave Motion Pictures, Reading Cinemas USA (City Cinemas, Angelika), Rio Entertainment, Riviera Cinemas, Roxy Theatres, Sayville Theatre, Scotiabank Theatres, Sea Turtle Cinemas, Showplace Cinemas, Silver Screen Cinemas, Spotlight Theatres, Star Vu Drive-In, Studio Movie Grill, Sunrise Cinemas, Tango Theaters, Trans-Lux Cinemas, UltraStar Cinemas, Village Theaters, Warren Theatres, Watson Theatre, Wellfleet Cinemas, and Westates Theatres.

About MovieTickets.com

MovieTickets.com, (http://www.movietickets.com)the world's most powerful Internet movie ticketing service, provides consumers with the ease of a virtual box office from the convenience of their home or office. Formed in 2000, MovieTickets.com is a joint venture between AMC Entertainment, Hollywood Media Corp. (Nasdaq: HOLL), National Amusements, Famous Players, Marcus Theatres (NYSE: MCS), Viacom (NYSE: VIA), and America Online, and leverages the collective theater chain expertise to deliver consumers a premium movie ticketing experience. MovieTickets.com enables consumers to buy tickets online for movie screens across the United States, Canada and the U.K., including Ireland. Its elite collection of partner theaters consistently represents over 50% of the top 50 and over 50% of the top 100 grossing theaters in North America on any given weekend. The MovieTickets.com theater chain group, which includes 102 theater chains, is about five times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.

Source: MovieTickets.com



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