Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Top 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2009

"In a survey conducted between August 8 and October 5, nearly 4,000 movie fans who had just purchased tickets at weighed in with their picks for the "most anticipated" films over the next 12 months. consumers were asked to rank a list of upcoming films slated for release within the next year on a scale of 1-to-5, with 1 signifying they had little-to-no interest in seeing the film and a 5 meaning they had significant interest in seeing the film.

The Top 10 was: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Public Enemies
Angels & Demons
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
The Informant
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Taking of Pelham 123.

Among the key findings of the 'most anticipated' poll were that respondents ages 24 and under indicated that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the film they were most interested in seeing; among 25 to 39-year-olds, X-Men Origins: Wolverine topped the list; and in the 40- to 59 and the 60-and-over category, Angels & Demons was No 1.

The top three films among males were X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. Among females, the top three was: Angels & Demons, Public Enemies and Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Gary Hiller, president of's Research and Analytics Division said: 'These polling results provide very early, valuable insight into comparative long-lead moviegoer awareness and interest levels.

'Marketing professionals, in particular, may find this data quite useful as it relates to the competitive release landscape over the next 12 months.'

In a 2007 poll on the same topic, consumers indicated their top-three most anticipated films to be: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Dark Knight and National Treasure: Book of Secrets."

Source: The Geek Files

What I have to say on this matter.
First of all, The Day the Earth Stood Still comes out in 2008 (and National Treasure 2 came out in 2007, not 2008). So I think there was a mix-up in the polling somewhere...
Next....Night at the Museum 2 and Ice Age 3? People...come you know that Terminator Salvation, Watchmen, Star Trek, and Sherlock Holmes come out next year? I mean....Watchmen should at least be in that list. For crying out loud.
And to tell you the truth, three of those movies I haven't even heard of until right now. Now I need to go find out what Public Enemies, The Informant, and The Taking of Pelham 123 are.


bandito said...

Seriously Josh-Ice Age has made people of all ages laugh. Just the fact that it made it to a third installment has to tell you something. Not to mention the success of "kids" movies right now...Also, you don't know how this poll was set up. It may not have even had the movies you mention on it. Plus, not a ton of people really know what "Watchmen" is all about-I didn't until you told me. As for Star Trek, there aren't as many hardcore trekkies out there as you think (and many of them are upset by the film for various reasons). My point is that these polls may not be completely accurate, but you must also remember that they take into account a variety of people's opinions-which obviously don't fit yours lol. Either way, there are a lot of good movies coming out...and I look forward to you writing about the two you didn't know

Head Hero said...

Three I didn't know.

So harsh....but I like that!
Strengthens my writing!

Matt said...

While plenty of people do like the kids films, it's not like Ice Age and Night at the Museum are up there with the 'appeal to all ages' family movies like Shrek.

I'm with you Mr. Hero - I'm stunned that Star Trek and the Watchmen didn't make the list.

I'm not really a Star Trek fan, but I'm still interested to see what JJ Abrams is going to do with it. And it doesn't matter how much 'hardcore trekkies' complain about the film while it's in development, they'll all go and see it.

But then again, what do I know? Mamma Mia just became the most successful British film of all time and I never saw that one coming!

Head Hero said...

I concur Matt. Trekkies will see Star Trek just as Star Wars geeks saw Episode 1.

But children films seem to be doing well for some reason. I do have musings on this that I am thinking of posting about.

And yes, I did not see that coming either. I read that Mamma Mia has been in theaters for over 16 weeks and that the 'Sing-Along' version was a success.

Well, let's just wait and see what will be the next #1 movie in the UK (and US) and see what movies of 2009 do best (in both countries).

This could be an interesting US/UK collaboration we have going on here!

Angel said...

I can't wait for the Potter film. My younger brother almost threw a fit when he learned that film will be rescheduled next year.

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Head Hero said...

I was surprised with the rescheduling decision too.
8 months is a long time...
And thanks for the movie site Angel.