Online ticket retailer Fandango surveyed some 6,000 ticket buyers this month and asked which films they were most looking forward to. Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever tops the list of most anticipated films. The film is slated for release on November 11, 2022, although production is currently on pause.
Filming was interrupted because actress Letitia Wright was recovering from an injury. Filming is expected to continue in January 2022 and there is no information on changes to the broadcast schedule yet.
The next cinema to look forward to is the animated film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One) (October 7). So are the anticipated The Batman (March 4) and Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8).
Other titles include Jurassic World: Dominion (June 10), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (May 6), and Avatar 2 (December 16). Moviegoers are also looking forward to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (December 16), Top Gun: Maverick (May 27), and Mission: Impossible 7 (September 30).
Lightyear from Pixar, which was released on June 17, became one of the most anticipated family films, besides Minions: The Rise of Gru (July 1). There’s also Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15) and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (April 8).
Horror fans can’t wait to watch Halloween Ends (October 14), Scream (January 14), and Jordan Peele’s Nope (July 22). Other awaited titles include Orphan: First Kill (no date yet) and The Black Phone (June 24).
Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic , people have shown that they are willing to go to the cinema for their favorite movie. That’s proven with Spider-Man: No Way Home whose revenue has exceeded one billion US dollars.
Gower Analytics estimates that the domestic box office in America will grow to 9.2 billion US dollars next year, 114 percent of the figure in 2021. Meanwhile, in Canada it has reached 4.3 billion US dollars as of 26 December.
Fandango also asked ticket buyers about their experiences and wishes regarding going to the cinema. As a result, as many as 94 percent said they wanted to watch the cinema more often in 2022 compared to 2021.
A total of 89 percent are satisfied to see the release of a new film on the big screen this year and 88 percent are also happy with cinema that will hit theaters in 2022. About 86 percent mention action or adventure as a favorite genre.
There are 80 percent of survey participants who expect to see five or more films on the big screen by 2022. A total of 70 percent plan to watch movies in premium large screen formats whenever possible.
All survey respondents watched at least one film in theaters during the past year. The survey took place in the first three weeks of December 2021. Fandango’s managing editor, Erik Davis, shared his opinion on the survey results.
According to Davis, audiences are looking for an unforgettable experience in cinema. The year 2022 is considered very promising because it presents many interesting new films that need to be watched on the big screen. “The new year is packed with thrills, relaxed atmosphere, and adventure around every corner,” said Davis, as quoted from the Deadline page ,