THE AVENGERS Bests THE DARK KNIGHT RISES As Fandango's Most Anticipated Summer Movie

The Avengers has emerged victorious in Fandango's survey of most anticipated summers movies, and while The Dark Knight Rises isn't too far behind, The Amazing Spider-Man is absent from both the male and female lists.

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By Josh Wilding - 4/17/2012

The Hollywood Reporter point out a survey over at Fandango which puts Marvel's The Avengers at the top of the list for most anticipated movie of the summer. As you can see from the results below, Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble has a mighty 31% of votes from men and an admirable 16% from women. This puts it ahead of both The Dark Knight Rises in both categories, although Snow White and the Huntsman came out as the most anticipated for women (The Amazing Spider-Man oddly appears in neither list). Fandango Editor-in Chief Chuck Walton had this to say. "It’s clear from the Fandango survey that there’s something for both men and women at the movies this summer. After an incredible first quarter, Hollywood is delivering even more spectacular choices for moviegoers in what’s shaping up to be one of the biggest summers in years."

Men’s Picks for Most Anticipated Summer Movie:

1. The Avengers - 31%
2. The Dark Knight Rises - 23%
3. The Bourne Legacy - 14%
4. Men in Black 3 - 8%
5. Prometheus - 7%

Women’s Picks for Most Anticipated Summer Movie:

1. Snow White and the Huntsman - 22%
2. The Avengers - 16%
3. Men in Black 3 - 13%
4. The Dark Knight Rises - 10%
5. Dark Shadows - 8%

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mikebunt - 4/17/2012, 2:38 AM
How can Prometheus be so low!? I'm looking forward to that more than most movies, except Avengers! (and maybe Dark Knight Rises).
TheMyth - 4/17/2012, 2:38 AM
And now we will be forced to hear from the Nolanites how these numbers are meaningless...
Chaplin - 4/17/2012, 2:38 AM
well to be fair, TDKR is still three months away and the promotion has barely started. Meanwhile the Avengers is everywhere! I wish WB would try harder to promote the film instead of relying on word o mouth and fans of the first two.
connorblaze - 4/17/2012, 2:39 AM
WINNING. And the rest need only be silence.
TheMyth - 4/17/2012, 2:39 AM
Snow White and the Huntsman... [frick]in' chics man...
Sparrowsabre7 - 4/17/2012, 2:40 AM
I don't think I buy those lists... I mean are people REALLY that excited for a Damon-less Bourne and MIB 3? and where's Spider-man?
TheMyth - 4/17/2012, 2:40 AM
Awwww... what's wrong Roscoe? Don't like the truth? pussy...
RadicalDuck - 4/17/2012, 2:47 AM
Shame about Spidey but I'm sure it'll still do very well...he is one of the most famous superheroes after all...
buttercup - 4/17/2012, 2:49 AM
These polls do have some validity. They did a poll in December 2011, before most of the publicity for any 2012 movie had really rolled out, and "The Hunger Games" was #2 on the list for most anticipated for women. I was surprised it ranked so high, but then it exploded at the box office.

And I'm afraid that ASM probably will make decent box office, but it's looking kind of like a dud for the general public.
marvel72 - 4/17/2012, 2:56 AM
good see the avengers is number one on the men's list & number two on the women's list.

it seems to be the ladies like chris hemsworth as he does appear in the number one & two movies on their list.

prometheus should be higher & the amazing spider-man looks good from the trailer so that should be at least on the list.
DrRockso - 4/17/2012, 2:58 AM
Well I can't wait to see Nick Frost as Dopey
Coloso - 4/17/2012, 2:59 AM
@RamonSuarez agreed! [Thor voice] Another!!!
spiderclone - 4/17/2012, 3:02 AM
wheres the amazing spiderman, my list is
1)the avengers
2)the amazing spiderman
3)prometheus
4)the dark knight rises
DoomXfactor - 4/17/2012, 3:05 AM
EEEEEExcellent! muahahahahaha
DoomXfactor - 4/17/2012, 3:07 AM
Whoa Whoa wait....WHERE THE [frick] IS SPIDER-MAN?!?!?
marvel72 - 4/17/2012, 3:10 AM
my list would look like this

1st the avengers
2nd the amazing spider-man
3rd the hobbit
4th prometheus
5th django unchained
6th the dark knight rises

@ SaintSpidey67Re

you should update your whatdoestheinternetthink? image

the avengers

negative 4.9%
positive 93.1%
indifferent 2%

the dark knight rises

negative 66.7%
positive 27.3%
indifferent 6%
Floke - 4/17/2012, 3:11 AM
So.. Chris H takes nr 1 and 2 on the chicklist.. :)So the hunky beefcake look is in? Bye bye androgynic, sensitive girlieman? Better give my proteinsupplier a call and start going to the gym again..
marvel72 - 4/17/2012, 3:19 AM
@ SaintSpidey67Re

no problem,just helping out my fellow cbm fan.
Coloso - 4/17/2012, 3:29 AM
Visualiza - 4/17/2012, 3:38 AM
Craziest thing is that Jeremy Renner is in the top 3 men's picks. It's gonna be a big summer for him.
soda9 - 4/17/2012, 3:39 AM
Eh, not sure about this.
1st. The Avengers
2nd. The Amazing Spider-Man
3rd. The Dark Knight Rises

Now of course, this just prediction. I feel like the tables could turn and TASM could get 1st place. Hopefully.
Seejay - 4/17/2012, 4:02 AM
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returnhangar - 4/17/2012, 3:02 AM
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wheres the amazing spiderman, my list is
1)the avengers
2)the amazing spiderman
3)prometheus
4)the dark knight rises
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Yeah, with a slight change:

1)The Avengers
2)The Hobbit
3)James Bond - Sky Fall
4)Prometheus
5)The dark knight rises

Bourne Legacy
The amazing spiderman
Snow White
MIB3
Taken 2
Expendables 2
Total Recall
Judge Dredd

Guess I'm also gonna check out:

John Carter
Django Unchained
The Hunger Games
Iron Sky
Battleship

The top 5 is for theater.
thunderforce - 4/17/2012, 4:04 AM
There is a third category that the Avengers could win too and is not in that survey it is KIDS lol .
Mrcool210 - 4/17/2012, 4:12 AM
BAMN RIGHT, it derserves this
breakUbatman - 4/17/2012, 4:22 AM
Of course Avengers is high up and has a positive buzz on the internet. It officially releases next week and what we've heard so far is great, add marketing to that and there you go.

I cant wait for the 26th, but I guarantee you when it's Bat breaking time I'm gonna go crazy.
InFamouslyCool - 4/17/2012, 4:28 AM
blah blah blah
Ranger14 - 4/17/2012, 4:31 AM
In all reality, this is just one survey/poll. Others have shown TDKR to be the most anticipated in 2012, others have shown the Hobbit and others have shown Hunger Games. It all depends on who you are polling and as anything, it's all a matter of opinion. It really means nothing other than getting people all worked up over it.
HarveyDent88 - 4/17/2012, 4:32 AM
Cant work out what Im looking forward to most avengers or tdkr, not suprised TASM isn't on the list as it looks total dogshit.
Comix - 4/17/2012, 4:35 AM
Yeah I really think Spidey is going to end up like x-men first class/batman begins. When both those movies were coming out they werent really anticipated but they were all really good. I dont expect Spidey to make a billion though, hell no. Alot of people still aint convinced of this reboot.
thunderforce - 4/17/2012, 4:35 AM
I hope TASM bombs and Marvel gets it back .
fanboy03191 - 4/17/2012, 4:38 AM
MARVEL FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fanboy03191 - 4/17/2012, 4:39 AM
As for Spider-Man, I agree with Comix. I think we're all going to be pleasantly surprised.
soda9 - 4/17/2012, 4:44 AM
@thunderforce
That might not be such a good idea. If marvel gets the rights back, they said they probably wont do anything w/ him for a long time :( im sure TASM will be amazing! The best film of 2012!
dmadtroll - 4/17/2012, 4:45 AM
hehe. now we will hear yet again from nolanites how it is pointless to have these f'n votes from future audiences here, that it makes no sense and that tdkr will still top the avengers. lol
sweetalchemies - 4/17/2012, 4:46 AM
TDKR second? I'll take it, especially considering its marketing is only just beginning.



Can I renounce my gender as well? Snow White and the Huntsman? I mean, yeah it looks decent, and Charlize Theron is gorgeous, but come on. Kristen Stewart? Most girls are probably going to see this mainly because they recognize her from Twilight.
Superheromovie - 4/17/2012, 4:46 AM
It's a shame people aren't anticipating Prometheus and Spidey more than they should.
TheMyth - 4/17/2012, 4:49 AM
Nolanites making excuses of course. And what was the excuse a few months ago when this was still the case, that Avengers anticipation was skunking TDKR? Just can't take the fact that Marvel has potentially (and now with all the buzz going around from screenings confirming it) made the BEST superhero film ever. The new Bat-flics are good, but they don't even scrape the barrel in terms of being a superhero film. Suck it you extremists, Avengers is blowing your shit out of the water.
GingerBird - 4/17/2012, 4:53 AM
So that movie where Agent Coulson is killed by a brainwashed Hawkeye? Interesting...
CrowPirate1 - 4/17/2012, 4:55 AM
I don't get how Men in Black.. is on both lists, and Spidy isn't on either...

I mean.. most of the movie, Tommy Lee Jones is played by another actor, so the core duo isn't even in the movie all the way.

It's like a new Lethal Weapon... and Mel makes a cameo near the end, but they upped Pesci's part to full partner?

eh.. to me, the main movies are Avengers, Batman, Spidy, Alien pre-quel, Bourne and Bond.
JDUKE25 - 4/17/2012, 4:58 AM
Yeah, that doesn't really mean a whole lot. Avengers is in 2 weeks, 1 for some. Of course people are gonna be more excited about it right now. I am. But as soon as a couple weeks go by after I've seen it, probably twice, I'm going to be more excited for TASM, then TDKR.
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