When asked the question “If you could choose only one movie to see in the theater in the next four months, which film would be your first choice?“ “Twilight,” the eagerly anticipated first movie to be adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s blockbuster series turned out, in fact, to be the MOST anticipated movie of the fall, according to a recent poll on movie website Fandango.com.
“Twilight” was voted the number one most anticipated film by 34% of nearly 3,500 respondents, handily beating second place finisher “Quantum of Solace” (20%).
“We are surprised by overwhelming buzz for ‘Twilight’ as the film to beat for the Fall,” Rick Butler, Fandango’s Chief Operating Officer, told MTV News. “Among all upcoming movies, ‘Twilight’ has consistently ranked among our top 3 most requested titles [the other two are ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Watchmen’]. Much of the anticipation has to do with the blockbuster novel, and moviegoers looking for a great fantasy in the fall. It appears to have a wide appeal, as parents are also looking for a film they can enjoy along with their teenagers.”
Butler wasn’t kidding about the wide appeal, as “Twilight” scored big with nearly every demographic in the poll, according to Fandango spokesman Harry Medved.
Interestingly, despite the fact that the novels are often considered strictly young-adult fiction, only 10% of respondents were 17 and younger. A much larger portion, meanwhile – 16%! – was OVER 50. (The largest chunk were between 25-49, a whopping 57%)
Fans can begin to buy tickets for “Twilight” from Fandango as the release date (November 21) nears, hopefully within the next few months, Medved said.
*For the record, “Potter” is already the most anticipated movie of 2009.