Fandango, the nation’s leading digital network for all things movies, yesterday revealed the results of its 2017 Summer Movies survey – Fandango’s largest moviegoer survey ever — in which Wonder Woman was selected by film fans as the season’s most anticipated blockbuster.
Rounding out the top five fan picks for the summer are Spider-Man: Homecoming, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower and Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.
More than 10,000 film fans voted online from April 27-May 19, representing the largest response to a moviegoer survey in the company’s 17-year history. Fans were asked to pick the one movie they were most looking forward to seeing on the big screen between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Wonder Woman (opening June 2) is currently outpacing Captain America: The First Avenger at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.
According to a separate Fandango survey of Wonder Woman fans: 92% are excited to see a standalone female superhero movie; 87% wish Hollywood would make more movies featuring female superheroes; and 73% watched the Wonder Woman TV show when they were kids.
“It’s a thrill to see Wonder Woman command the top spot on our most anticipated summer movies list,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Early screening reactions are positive, with audiences responding favorably to the film’s exciting blend of action, adventure, humor and romance. Plus, fans have been waiting their entire lives to see a live-action “Wonder Woman” movie, and the film’s breakout star Gal Gadot makes it worth the wait.”
With the buzz for Wonder Woman being so positive, it’s awesome to see the want for this film and other films featuring female superheroes so high. The trailers and posters have all been gorgeous, with Gadot appearing to bring a member of the trinity to glorious life. Gadot proved she was Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now she gets the feature film that she hopefully deserves.