User Poll Results: Your Most-Hyped Movie of 2012 is…

The results of K&B‘s first poll are in! We asked you which movie you were most excited to see in 2012. And you responded with…

Surprise, surprise: The Dark Knight Rises.

The finale to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises garnered 29% of the vote, edging out The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, which tied for second place with 23% each.

It’s no shocker that the Batman flick sits on top of this poll. With excellent first and second acts in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s final act has a lot to live up to. Loads of hype have been built up from casting news, plot rumors, and various releases of footage and images, and it would likely to be correct that TDKR has been the most talked about movie for some time now.

Whether Nolan can deliver the goods and close out the trilogy in a strong manner remains to be seen, but fans and non-fans alike are buzzing about the potential that this film has. Needless to say, one of the most-hyped films ever topped our poll as your most anticipated movie of the year.

Tying for second place were two adaptations of successful books. One, The Hobbit, has a well established movie fan base from the successes of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. The other, The Hunger Games, is the first film in a probable trilogy that looks to be sparking quite a frenzy.

Adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel of the same name, The Hobbit has been broken into two parts: An Unexpected Journey, which hits theaters December of this year, and There and Back Again, which is due out in December 2013. The films serve as a prequel to Jackson’s Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and bring back much of the same cast and crew from those films.

The Hunger Games, a film adapted from Suzanne Collins’s novel, will get its box office feet wet in March. It looks to be the first big movie release of the year, and given the acclaim of the book and the rest of the series, could garner a large turnout in its midnight releases and its first few weekends with little else hitting the market. Don’t expect anything Harry Potter-esque, but The Hunger Games will likely see some pretty sizable numbers.

Others receiving votes in the poll were The Avengers and The Great Gatsby with 8% each; Django Unchained with 4%; and Prometheus, Skyfall, and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, each with 2%.

Surprisingly, The Amazing Spider-Man received no votes in our poll.

Here’s how your votes matched up with our opinions:

K’s Most Anticipated of 2012                          B’s Most Anticipated of 2012
1. The Dark Knight Rises                                      1. The Dark Knight Rises
2. The Avengers                                                       2. Django Unchained
3. The Hobbit                                                            3. Prometheus
4. The Bourne Legacy                                            4. Nero Fiddled
5. Taken 2                                                                  5. Skyfall / The Avengers

There are some differences to be sure, but this basically verifies that The Dark Knight Rises is going to be the movie to see this summer: it’s at or near the top of everyone’s list. Just how much this mammoth-sized sequel will generate in box-office revenue remains to be seen, but it figures to be in range to topple quite a few records. We will be tracking these movies and more throughout the year, so be sure to keep updated by checking out K&B Hype the Movies.

Got any movies that you want to see hyped? Want to tell us which movie you’re most excited for in 2012? Let us know in the comments section below!


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