Online ticket retailer Fandango surveyed more than 6,000 ticket buyers this month and asked them which theater poles they were most excited about in 2022, Disney / Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the top of the list followed by the animated feature film from Sony / Marvel Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Part 1).
Although Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is on hiatus from production as star Letitia Wright recovers from a previous injury on set, filming is set to resume in January with the actress, as Deadline first reported. There has been no news to date that the sequel’s November 11 release date will be postponed.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, moviegoers have shown recently that they will be releasing for event films, especially Marvel Cinematic Universe titles like Spider-Man: No Path Home which became the first film to gross $ 1 billion during the Covid-era Christmas season. Gower Analytics predicts the domestic box office will hit $ 9.2 billion next year, a 114% increase above the current 2021 level in the US and Canada through December 26 at 4.3 billions of dollars.
Additionally, Fandango asked ticket buyers about their recent movie theater experiences and their planned movie-going habits for the New Year, with the following results:
–94% want to go to the theater more often in 2022 than in 2021
–89% were happy to see new movies on the big screen this year.
–88% are enthusiastic about the 2022 theatrical release schedule.
–86% chose Action / Adventure as one of their favorite genres.
-80% hope to see five or more films on the big screen in 2022.
–70% plan to see movies in premium widescreen formats where possible.
All survey respondents have seen at least one movie in a movie theater in the past year and were surveyed in the first three weeks of December.
“Audiences are looking for unforgettable theater experiences and 2022 promises to deliver a slew of exciting new films you must see on the big screen,” said Erik Davis, editor-in-chief of Fandango. “From some of the biggest returning characters like Spider-Man, Batman, Catwoman and Doctor Strange, to memorable franchises like Black Panther, Top Gun, Mission: Impossible and Jurassic World, the New Year is filled with thrills, thrills and adventures around every corner.
Here are the top picks from Fandango’s survey:
The most anticipated blockbusters of 2022:
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (November 11th)
Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (Oct 7)
The batman (March 4)
Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8)
Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6)
Avatar 2 (December 16)
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 16)
Top Gun: Maverick (May 27)
Mission: Impossible 7 (Sep 30)
Most Anticipated Action / Adventure Movies of 2022 (Excluding Superheroes):
Jurassic World: Dominion
Top Gun: Maverick
Mission: impossible 7
Unexplored (February 18)
Most Anticipated Animation / Family Movies of 2022:
Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse
by Pixar Light year (June 17)
Minions: The Rise of Gru (July, 1st)
Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15)
Sonic the hedgehog 2 (April 8)
Most Anticipated Horror Movies of 2022:
Halloween ends (Oct 14)
Scream (January 14)
No from Jordan Peele (22nd of July)
Orphan: first murder (to be determined)
The black phone (June 24)
The most anticipated return performances of 2022:
Chris Hemsworth (as Thor), Thor: Love and Thunder
Benedict Cumberbatch (as Dr Stephen Strange), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Natalie Portman (as Dr Jane Foster), Thor: Love and Thunder
Zoe Saldana (as Neytiri), Avatar 2
Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
The most anticipated new performances of 2022:
Robert Pattinson (as Bruce Wayne / Batman), The batman
Dwayne Johnson (as Black Adam), Black adam
Christian Bale (as Gorr the butcher god), Thor: Love and Thunder
Issa Rae (as Jessica Drew / Spider-Woman), Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse
Zoe Kravitz (as Selina Kyle / Catwoman), The batman