Movietickets.com conducted a survey from August 8 to October 5, in which they asked nearly 4,000 moviegoers which new films they were looking forward to seeing the most. The results of the survey have been released today.
The MovieTickets.com Top-10 Most Anticipated Films
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
Judging by its place in the survey, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 's release date change has only served to boost interest in the film. The sixth installment in the the franchise was scheduled to hit theatres this November, until Warner Bros. pushed it ahead to July 2009.
Breaking the survey down into demographics, respondents aged 24 and under picked Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as their most anticipated film. Meanwhile, 25-to-39-year-olds placed X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the top spot. The 40-59-year-old age group and the 60+ one were both most enthusiastic about Angels & Demons, the follow-up to The Da Vinci Code.
The presence of The Informant, which stars Matt Damon, in the #7 spot is obviously an indication of the actor's increased drawing power after the Bourne trilogy.
Surprisingly enough, the only film on the list that is set to be released this year is The Day the Earth Stood Still (see trailer below), which is a remake of the sci-fi classic. Even though the second and third Matrix films were underwhelming, it appears that audiences still trust Earth Stood Still star Keanu Reeves.