This summer, everyone wants to see dinosaurs and superheroes.
We’re looking forward to a proper summer film season for the first time in three years. As much of the world adapts to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through vaccines and other medicines, it’s much easier to feel good about going to the movies now than it was in 2020 or 2021, which means we’ve got a full slate of major film releases heading our way for the first time since 2019, and for the first time since 2019 we’ve got a full slate of major film releases headed our way throughout the hottest months of the year.
With that in mind, Fandango recently released the findings of its 2022 Moviegoing Trends and Insights Study, a survey of over 6,000 Fandango customers that gathered information on which films people want to see, how positive they feel about theaters, and how frequently they plan to go to the movies this year.
Overall, Fandango users appear to be eager to go back out there, with 83 percent planning to watch at least three movies in cinemas this summer. But which films will get the greatest attention from moviegoers? That leads us to Fandango’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Summer Films, as determined by survey respondents.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the first MCU picture since the record-breaking Spider-Man: No Way Home, takes the top slot, maybe predictably. With a May 6 release date, the film is smack on the cusp of summer. Strange’s MCU summer buddy Thor: Love and Thunder, which arrives just after the Fourth of July weekend and promises Jane Foster‘s ascension to Thunder God status, is just behind it at #2.
Following closely following those two major MCU chapters is Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion, which has piqued moviegoers’ interest because to the return of classic Jurassic Park performers Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum. Below that is Tom Cruise‘s Top Gun: Maverick, a long-awaited sequel to an action classic.
Check out the complete poll on Fandango’s website for additional information, including the variables that are most likely to drive Fandango users to the movies. Overall, it appears to be a promising set of figures for a busy summer at the movies.