Fandango has released their annual list of most anticipated movies and unsurprisingly Marvel Studios once again tops the list followed closely by three nostalgia-fueled blockbuster sequels Fandango has shared the results of their annual Fandangos Moviegoing Trends & Insights Study revealing the ten most anticipated movies this summer and unsurprisingly Marvel Studios once again tops the list with Sam Raimis Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness taking the top spot and Taika Waititis Thor: Love and Thunder coming in second.
Rounding out the top five are a trifecta of blockbuster sequels: Colin Trevorrows Jurassic World: Dominion Tom Cruises Top Gun: Maverick and Illuminations Minions: The Rise of Gru. Their survey also revealed a significant increase in customer satisfaction over the past year which is certainly positive news as theaters continue to recover from the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shortened theatrical window due to the rise of streamers. Their study revealed:
93% of moviegoers will buy concessions up from 84% the prior year with popcorn and soda being the most popular items. 93% plan to see various genres of movies in theaters this year not just superhero/comic book movies. 89% indicate that moviegoing is their favorite activity outside of the home ranking higher than dining out shopping or sporting activities. 85% say premium formats like IMAX or Dolby make the moviegoing experience more enjoyable. 68% believe movies released only in theaters are of a higher quality than straight-to-streaming titles. As for what kinds of movies – outside of the Marvel brand – are bringing people back to theaters
95% look for their favorite genres. 93% select films based on their trailers. 91% ask for recommendations from families or friends.90% want to see their favorite stars on the big screen.
90% pick the latest installment of a favorite franchise. 88% search for positive ratings and reviews.
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10. Downton Abbey: A New Era
From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess newly inherited villa.
9. Bullet Train
An original movie event Bullet Train is a fun delirious action-thriller from the director of Deadpool 2 David Leitch. Brad Pitt headlines an ensemble cast of eclectic diverse assassins – all with connected yet conflicting objectives – set against the backdrop of a non-stop ride through modern-day Japan.
Oscar® winner Jordan Peele disrupted and redefined modern horror with Get Out and then Us. Now he reimagines the summer movie with a new pop nightmare: the expansive horror epic Nope. The film reunites Peele with Oscar® winner Daniel Kaluuya Get Out Judas and the Black Messiah who is joined by Keke Palmer Hustlers Alice and Oscar® nominee Steven Yeun Minari Okja as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
This film explores the life and music of Elvis Presley Butler seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager Colonel Tom Parker Hanks. The story delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker spanning over 20 years from Presleys rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elviss life Priscilla Presley Olivia DeJonge.
The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear the hero who inspired the toy Lightyear follows the legendary Space Ranger after hes marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time hes joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.
5. Minions: The Rise of Gru
Long before he becomes the master of evil Gru Oscar® nominee Steve Carell is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia plotting to take over the world from his basement. Its not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions including Kevin Stuart Bob and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unexpected family joins forces. Together they build their first lair design their first weapons and strive to execute their first missions.
4. Top Gun: Maverick
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navys top aviators Pete Maverick Mitchell Tom Cruise is where he belongs pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw Miles Teller call sign: Rooster the son of Mavericks late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw aka Goose. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it. Here
3. Jurassic World: Dominion
From Jurassic World architect and director Colin Trevorrow Dominion takes place four years after Isla Nublar has been destroyed. Dinosaurs now live—and hunt—alongside humans all over the world. This fragile balance will reshape the future and determine once and for all whether human beings are to remain the apex predators on a planet they now share with historys most fearsome creatures.
2. Thor: Love and Thunder
The film finds Thor Chris Hemsworth on a journey unlike anything hes ever faced – a quest for inner peace. But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher Christian Bale who seeks the extinction of the gods. To combat the threat Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie Tessa Thompson Korg Taika Waititi and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster Natalie Portman who – to Thors surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer Mjolnir as the Mighty Thor. Together they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butchers vengeance and stop him before its too late.
1. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
In Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange who with the help of mystical allies both old and new traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.