Fandango revealed the results of its 2017 Summer Movies survey, which was also the company’s largest moviegoer survey ever, in which “Wonder Woman” was selected by film fans as the season’s most anticipated blockbuster.
Rounding out the top five fan picks for the summer are “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” and Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The list continued with “Despicable Me 3,” “War For The Planet of the Apes,” “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “The Mummy,” and “Baywatch”.
According to the company, more than 10,000 movie-fans voted online from April 27-May 19, representing the largest response to a moviegoer survey in the company’s 17-year history. Fans were asked to pick the one movie they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
“Wonder Woman” (opening June 2) is currently outpacing 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle. Fandango is also seeing brisk sales for its branded “Wonder Woman” gift cards.
According to a separate Fandango survey of “Wonder Woman” fans, 92% of them are excited to finally see a standalone female superhero movie, and 87% wish Hollywood would make more movies featuring female superheroes. Of the same group, 73% of them watched the “Wonder Woman” TV show when they were kids.
“It’s a thrill to see “Wonder Woman” command the top spot on our most anticipated summer movies list,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Early screening reactions are positive, with audiences responding favorably to the film’s exciting blend of action, adventure, humor and romance. Plus, fans have been waiting their entire lives to see a live-action “Wonder Woman” movie, and the film’s breakout star Gal Gadot makes it worth the wait.”
The list from Most Anticipated Family Film included “Despicable Me 3” at number-one, followed by “Cars 3,” “Captain Underpants,” and “Leap!”. Summer Comedy went to “Baywatch,” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” and “Girls Trip,” while Summer Thriller went to “The Book of Henry,” “Amityville: The Awakening,” and “Annabelle: Creation”.