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

(Los Angeles, CA - October 9, 2007) – (, 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 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:

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • The Dark Knight(Batman Begins 2)
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • American Gangster
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Iron Man
  • I Am Legend
  • Get Smart
  • The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
  • Charlie Wilson's War
  • Hancock
  • Beowulf
  • His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
  • Mamma Mia!
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Speed Racer
  • Step Brothers
  • Bee Movie
  • Mr. Magnorium's Wonder Emporium
  • 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:

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • The Dark Knight
  • Iron Man
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • American Gangster

Top Five Films Among Females:

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • National Treasure: Book of Secrets
  • The Dark Knight
  • American Gangster
  • 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 exhibitors 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, ( 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, 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. 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 theater chain group, which includes 102 theater chains, is about five times the number of chains of its nearest competitor.

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