Fandango Filmgoers Have a Jones for “Indiana”

Fandango Filmgoers Have a Jones for “Indiana”
 Harrison Ford and Heath Ledger Lead Fan Favorites in Summer Movies Survey

LOS ANGELES (RUSHPRNEWS) March 31, 2008 – Several thousand fans on Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, were asked in March to pick the films they are most interested in seeing this summer.  INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL leads the list of the summer’s most anticipated movies, with fan excitement for INDY 4 nearly doubling that for the nearest movie.  THE DARK KNIGHT ranks second and IRON MAN ranks third among the summer “must-sees.”

The late Heath Ledger’s role as The Joker in THE DARK KNIGHT is the top pick for Most Anticipated New Character Portrayal, followed by GET SMART’s Steve Carell and IRON MAN’s Robert Downey, Jr.

Harrison Ford is the top choice for All-Time Favorite Action Movie Star, while his on-screen persona, Indiana Jones, ranks as the All-Time Favorite Action Movie Character.

The full results of the online nationwide survey, conducted on Fandango.com from March 13 to March 30, are as follows:
Most Anticipated Summer 2008 Movie:
1. INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (82%)
2. THE DARK KNIGHT (42%)
3. IRON MAN (38%)
4. THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN (37%)
5. THE MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPORER (30%)
6. GET SMART (29%)
7. THE INCREDIBLE HULK (22%)
8. THE UNTITLED X-FILES SEQUEL (20%)
9. SPEED RACER (19%)
10. SEX AND THE CITY (19%)

Most Anticipated New Character Portrayal (Fresh Interpretation of a Familiar Role):
1. Heath Ledger as “The Joker”, THE DARK KNIGHT (55%)
2. Steve Carell as “Maxwell Smart”, GET SMART (34%)
3. Robert Downey, Jr. as “Tony Stark”, IRON MAN (32%)
4. Edward Norton as “Bruce Banner”, THE INCREDIBLE HULK (26%)
5. Anne Hathaway as “Agent 99”, GET SMART (21%)
6. Ben Barnes as “Prince Caspian”, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN (21%) 
7. Angelina Jolie as “ Fox”, WANTED (21%)
8. Meryl Streep as “Donna”, MAMMA MIA (12%)
9. Emile Hirsch as “Speed”, SPEED RACER (11%)
10. James McAvoy as “Wesley Gibson”, WANTED (9%)
 
All-Time Favorite Action Movie Character:
1. Indiana Jones (76%)
2. James Bond (51%)
3. Jason Bourne (43%)
4. Batman (40%)
5. DIE HARD’s John McClane (38%)
6. Spider-Man (33%)
7. The Terminator (28%)
8. Superman (27%)
9. THE MATRIX’s Neo (24%)
10. Lara Croft (24%)
 
All-Time Favorite Action Movie Star:
1. Harrison Ford (75%)
2. Bruce Willis (57%)
3. Will Smith (47%)
4. Mel Gibson (46%)
5. Nicolas Cage (38%)
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger (37%)
7. Clint Eastwood (37%)
8. Angelina Jolie (29%)
9. Russell Crowe (29%)
10. Samuel L. Jackson (27%)

About Fandango

One of the Web’s top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 15,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com. Fandango is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.

Fandango theater partners include the nation’s leading exhibitors: AMC Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Century Theatres, Cinemark Theatres, Edwards Theatres, Regal Cinemas and United Artists Theatres, as well as American Cinematheque, Brenden Theatres, CineArts Theatres, Cinebarre, Cobb Theatres, Hollywood Theatres, IMAX, Kerasotes Theatres, Majestic Crest Theatre, Premiere Theatres, R/C Theatres, Wehrenberg Theatres and Winchester Theatres.

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