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
(Los Angeles, CA - October 9, 2007) – MovieTickets.com (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:
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:
Top Five Films Among Females:
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
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