The Most Anticipated Movie for the Summer

By Fandango, Special for USDR

Fandango, the nation’s leading digital network for all things movies, today revealed the results of its 2017 Summer Movies survey – Fandango’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.” More than 10,000 film 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, which can be found at  fandango.com/giftcards.

According to a separate Fandango survey of “Wonder Woman” fans:

  • 92% are excited to see a standalone female superhero movie.
  • 87% wish Hollywood would make more movies featuring female superheroes.
  • 73% 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 results from Fandango’s Summer Movie Survey can be found below:

Most Anticipated 2017 Summer Blockbuster:

  1. “Wonder Woman” (June 2)
  2. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (July 7)
  3. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (May 26)
  4. “The Dark Tower” (August 4)
  5. “Dunkirk” (July 21)
  6. “Despicable Me 3″ (June 30)
  7. “War For The Planet of the Apes” (July 14)
  8. “Transformers: The Last Knight” (June 21)
  9. “The Mummy” (June 9)
  10. “Baywatch” (May 25)

Most Anticipated Summer Family Film:

  1. “Despicable Me 3″ (June 30)
  2. “Cars 3″ (June 16)
  3. “Captain Underpants” (June 2)
  4. “Leap!” (August 30)
  5. “The Emoji Movie” (July 28)

Most Anticipated Summer Comedy:

  1. “Baywatch” (May 25)
  2. “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (August 18)
  3. “Girls Trip” (July 21)
  4. “Rough Night” (June 16)
  5. “The House” (June 30)

Most Anticipated Summer Thriller:

  1. “The Book of Henry” (June 16)
  2. “Amityville: The Awakening” (June 30)
  3. “Annabelle: Creation” (August 11)
  4. “It Comes At Night” (June 9)
  5. “47 Meters Down” (June 16)

About Fandango

Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving consumers with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to 29,000 screens, movie trailers and original video content for movie discovery, and home entertainment.  Its portfolio reaches more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with 205 million app downloads, and includes popular movie properties Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer™ rating, and Fandango Movieclips, the No. 1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube.  Its new premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW offers new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows on a wide variety of connected, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices.  Also part of the Fandango family are Latin America’sleading online ticketers, Ingresso.com and Fandango Latin America, formerly Cinepapaya. Movie fans can find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango, Twitter @Fandango, and many other social platforms.

SOURCE Fandango

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