THE MARVELS Beats AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM To Be Named Fandango's Most Anticipated Holiday Movie

THE MARVELS Beats AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM To Be Named Fandango's Most Anticipated Holiday Movie THE MARVELS Beats AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM To Be Named Fandango's Most Anticipated Holiday Movie

Despite some of the online negativity currently surrounding The Marvels, the movie is clearly one a lot of people are excited about if this poll conducted by ticket retailer Fandango is any indication...

By JoshWilding - Oct 31, 2023 12:10 PM EST
Filed Under: The Marvels

For whatever reason, there's a great deal of negativity surrounding The Marvels. Much of that can likely be traced back to the same people who review-bombed Captain Marvel in 2019 because, if the clip we saw yesterday is any indication, this sequel has the potential to be a blast. 

While it's still tough to say how the movie will fare at the box office (we're hearing those latest lowball estimates are way off base), a Fandango poll suggests there's a lot of excitement for The Marvels

The Marvel Studios sequel topped the list of titles heading our way over the next couple of months, beating Aquaman and the Lost KingdomWonka, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and even Disney Animation's Wish

Despite a dire 2023 for the DC Extended Universe, Jason Momoa seemingly remains a box office draw as Arthur Curry and the hope among fans is that the King of Atlantis gets to go out on a high. 

Will results like these translate to box office success for both The Marvels and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom? We'll soon find out. 

Here's the press release:

Fandango, the nation’s leading online movie ticketing service, today announced the results of its 2023 Most Anticipated Holiday Movies Survey, heading into what will be an exciting and packed holiday season.

Surveying nearly 2,000 ticket buyers, Fandango found that 83% of moviegoers plan to watch at least one wide-release film in theaters this holiday season, with nearly three-quarters of respondents planning to see at least two films in theaters and 66% saying they are interested in seeing newly released movies with their families.

The final results from Fandango’s 2023 Most Anticipated Holiday Movie Survey are below:

Top 10 Most Anticipated Wide-Release Movies:

The Marvels
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The Color Purple
Poor Things
Godzilla Minus One

Top 10 Movies Moviegoers Plan to Purchase on Digital Platforms, such as Vudu, when Available:

The Marvels
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
Godzilla Minus One
Trolls Band Together
The Boy and the Heron

Fandango joined in on the age-old debate of whether certain classic films are considered to be Christmas titles, with 73% and 65% confirming that The Nightmare Before Christmas and Die Hard, respectively, are in fact Christmas films. Moviegoers were also asked questions about their favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed titles. The results included:

Top 10 Favorite Thanksgiving-Themed Movies:

Knives Out
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Addams Family Values
Grumpy Old Men
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Scent of a Woman
Home for the Holidays
Soul Food
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Ice Storm

Top 10 Favorite Christmas-Themed Movies:

Home Alone
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Santa Clause
It’s a Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
The Nightmare Before Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Miracle on 34th St

For movie lovers looking to get further into the holiday spirit, Rotten Tomatoes will feature a variety of new content in November and December, including watch lists and holiday-themed gift cards. While Vudu, Fandango’s on-demand streaming service, will also join in on the holiday fun with special deals on holiday titles to rent or buy – no subscription required.

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BiggieMac4Sauce - 10/31/2023, 12:45 PM
solid just. I don’t pre order movie tickets. 🤷🏾‍♂️
The1st - 10/31/2023, 1:09 PM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - Do I...fandango? Yes, but I care little for anything else they have to say about what's anticipated. I have myself for that.
bobevanz - 10/31/2023, 2:59 PM
@BiggieMac4Sauce - but what about sweet rewards?
MovieMonster - 10/31/2023, 12:46 PM
I looked at the sales at one theater nearby and other than the Thursday IMAX show selling quite a bit of tickets, not a lot of the shows for The Marvels are selling well.

Depending on reviews, there could be walk-up business during the weekend and which could probably put a few more butts in the seats but the box office prospects on this are not looking good. Not a lot of hype from people I know. More people were excited to see FNAF and Hunger Games.

Expect to see a lot of changes coming from Marvel if this bombs.
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 12:51 PM
@MovieMonster - I don’t think there’ll be much changes if any of the Marvels doesn’t do well.

They tend to pretty much stay on course regardless.
dracula - 10/31/2023, 12:47 PM
on another topic, that this site previously reported on

eka darville's son passed away
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 12:50 PM
@dracula - damn , that’s tragic

RIP little one .
Saga - 10/31/2023, 2:15 PM
@dracula - so sad, ive loved Eka since Power Rangers.
mastakilla39 - 10/31/2023, 12:48 PM
Will i see Aquaman 2 or The Marvels? Yeah, but am I hyped or anticipating its going t o be good? No.

Glad to see there's some excitement for Napolean, but it seems like no 1 gives a shit about Disney's Wish...that movie is going to flop hard and that's Disney's 100th anniversary film too.
MadThanos - 10/31/2023, 12:49 PM
SirDuckAlot - 10/31/2023, 12:52 PM
Payed by Disney
GeneralZod - 10/31/2023, 12:53 PM
This dude will crush Aquaman and Captain Marvel.

mountainman - 10/31/2023, 12:55 PM
@GeneralZod - In giving us a quality movie, absolutely.

In BO performance, let’s see.
AllsGood - 10/31/2023, 2:40 PM
@GeneralZod - The problem with Napoleon is it targeted after the older crowd and Seniors. The younger crowd and children have no interest in this movie.
bobevanz - 10/31/2023, 2:52 PM
@AllsGood - they should take interest in things, maybe if someone made a tiktok trend about it lmao
MosquitoFarmer - 10/31/2023, 12:53 PM
What kind of poll is this?
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 12:54 PM
Honestly , not too hyped for either but I’ll check ‘em both out eventually (they do look fun).

Also , hell yes for Knives Out being on the top of favorite Thanksgiving films…

Might give it a rewatch beforehand!!.
mountainman - 10/31/2023, 1:01 PM
My anticipation of these five movies:

1. Napoleon

That’s it. The other 4 are watch later at home for free if I’m bored type movies.
slickrickdesigns - 10/31/2023, 1:04 PM
Josh saw all these top 10’s and was like…
ModHaterSLADE - 10/31/2023, 1:04 PM
The first Aquaman was dumb fun,expecting more of the sun.
FireandBlood - 10/31/2023, 1:09 PM
Slim pickings this holiday
PartyKiller - 10/31/2023, 1:11 PM
In the recordings of Depp & Amber Turd, I loved the way Depp mocked the movie she was doing as "AQUAMAAAAANN!!". More entertaining than the damn movie.
PatientXero - 10/31/2023, 1:12 PM
Both will suck.
WhatIfRickJames - 10/31/2023, 1:13 PM
Creating scandal and strife every with every article. They're not even going up against each other in the same week. But if The Marvels takes a dump, with there be an article about Paw Patrol doing better?
Izaizaiza - 10/31/2023, 1:14 PM
I think I'll see The marvels, Godzilla and Napoleon in the theaters. That's actually a lot for me!
dracula - 10/31/2023, 1:19 PM
wonka is going to bomb, those types of movies just arent making good money right now

Little mermaid
even disney's peter pan and wendy wasnt a big hit on streaming
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 1:23 PM
@dracula - wasn’t Little Mermaid still successful
dracula - 10/31/2023, 1:29 PM
@TheVisionary25 - no

over 500 million looks good on paper but it had an almost 300 million dollar budget

it bombed
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 1:31 PM
@dracula - ahh ok

Man , this summer was too crowded for its own good at timesz
dracula - 10/31/2023, 1:34 PM
@TheVisionary25 - should have for sure spread things out more

hell when guardians 3 came out we had like another big movie come out almost every week for 2 months
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 1:36 PM
@dracula - yep
mastakilla39 - 10/31/2023, 1:43 PM
@dracula - it is directed by the Paddington director so it makes sense. Similar to Paddington 1 & 2 it will probably do better overseas then domestically. But then again that Mary Poppins sequel from Disney flopped too so not sure if people care about these old ips anymore.
KaptainKhaos - 10/31/2023, 1:29 PM
Only because Dune Part 2 got pushed to March. I'm excited for Aquaman 2, but not as much as I was for Dune
TheVisionary25 - 10/31/2023, 1:33 PM
@KaptainKhaos - I liked the first one and am looking forward to the sequel

However , I didn’t realize how much it really left a hole in the Fall/Winter movie season

Compared to everything else , it probably was my most anticipated for the rest of the year also
Origame - 10/31/2023, 1:38 PM
I mean, it's just proving how bad Hollywood is at the moment.
EZBeast - 10/31/2023, 1:41 PM
Not a single thing that interests me of that list…

At least I have the king to look forward in December!
ClintThaHamster - 10/31/2023, 2:00 PM
Poor Things, Napoleon, and The Marvels are the only ones on my list. But then, I don't frequent theaters like I used too. Too many sticky children and shitty teenagers.
AllsGood - 10/31/2023, 2:01 PM
The Far from Dead Marvel Studios :) THE MARVELS Beats AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM To Be Named Fandango's Most Anticipated Holiday Movie.

marvel72 - 10/31/2023, 2:36 PM
@AllsGood - But let's see which one makes more money,my money is on Aquaman 2.

DarthAlgar - 10/31/2023, 3:42 PM

👆🏽 Is this the copy and paste guy everybody talks about?
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