Indiana Jones tops list of most anticipated movies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - The latest Indiana Jones adventure is the most anticipated movie scheduled for release in the next year, according to a poll of U.S. moviegoers.

Harrison Ford waves on stage at the 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, May 20, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” the fourth movie in Steven Spielberg’s adventure franchise, topped the survey conducted by followed by the next Batman movie “The Dark Night.”

The poll involved asking more than 2,000 moviegoers to rank their interest level in a list of movies from 1 to 5.

The top 10 also included several others based on existing film franchises, such as the “Chronicles of Narnia,” comic books or old TV shows. Only two originals films -- “American Gangster” and “I Am Legend” -- made it into the top 10.

“The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” starring Harrison Ford as adventurer Indiana Jones, will be released worldwide in May 2008, nearly 20 years after Steven Spielberg and George Lucas last brought the heroic archaeologist to the big screen in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”.

Both women and men ranked the Indiana Jones as their most most anticipated film, and included “The Dark Knight (Batman Begins 2)”, “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”, and “American Gangster” in their top 5 films.

Based on the results, the top 20 films are listed below:

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

2. The Dark Knight (Batman Begins 2)

3. National Treasure: Book of Secrets

4. American Gangster

5. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

6. Iron Man

7. I Am Legend

8. Get Smart

9. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

10. Charlie Wilson’s War

11. Hancock

12. Beowulf

13. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass

14. Mamma Mia!

15. The Incredible Hulk

16. Speed Racer

17. Step Brothers

18. Bee Movie

19. Mr. Magnorium’s Wonder Emporium

20. Starship Dave