LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - 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.
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” the fourth movie in Steven Spielberg’s adventure franchise, topped the survey conducted by MovieTickets.com, followed by the next Batman movie, “The Dark Knight.”
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”.
Men and women alike ranked the Indiana Jones movie as their 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
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