Movie ticketing service Fandango released results of its “Most Anticipated Summer Movie Survey” today and the top pick among survey participants should be a relief for the folks at Walt Disney Studios: The Avengers.
This echoes previous pre-release surveys that anticipate an opening in the neighborhood of $125 million for the tentpole flick that features an array of super heroes from the Marvel stable. Disney, still smarting from the failure of John Carter to connect with a wide audience, will be especially gratified that the Marvel Comics mash-up was a top choice of both men and women.
In a survey of “thousands” of Fandango users (the company didn’t provide speicific metrics) 31% of men picked The Avengers, followed by The Dark Knight Rises (23%), The Bourne Legacy (14%), Men In Black III (8%) and Prometheus (7%).
Women weren’t quite as excited about The Avengers, ranking it second with 16%, behind the year’s second Snow White film, Snow White And The Huntsman (22%).
The list of most anticipated flicks for women rounds out with Men In Black III (13%), The Dark Knight Rises (10%) and Dark Shadows (8%).
Notably, actor Chris Hemsworth turns up in two flicks on the list: The Avengers, where he plays Thor, and Snow White And The Huntsman, in which he plays the latter character. A complete list of results for Fandango’s Summers Most Anticipated survey can be found here.... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood