1. Watchmen – 39% (41 votes)
2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – 17% (18 votes)
3. Terminator: Salvation – 11% (12 votes)
4.(tied) Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – 8% (9 votes)
-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 8% (9 votes)
6. Star Trek – 7% (8 votes)
7. G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra – 2% (3 votes)
8. Dragonball: Evolution – 1% (2 votes)
9. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li – 0% (1 vote)
Well the poll went pretty much how I thought it would go. 103 votes is a good number to gauge the interest of comic book fans. It is not surprising to see that Watchmen won by such a huge margin since it is the movie that is most talked about among comic fans. Even though I am a excited to see the movie I am interested to see what is left out from the graphic novel since it would take more than a 2 1/2 hour movie to get all the various plot points from the graphic novel. What will be even more interesting to see is how well Watchmen will fair in the box office since it will be heavily relying on word-of-mouth from non-comic book fans. If I had to guess the box office performance for Watchmen it would be about $150-$200 million but it could be less depending on the word-of-mouth advertisement the movie gets.
Also I am not surprised to see that the Chun-Li movie only got one vote. You know a movie is bad when even the movie studio, 20th Century Fox, isn’t even confident enough to advertise the movie by its full title. Every ad I have seen for the movie is only calling this Street Fighter and not Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Even The Legend of Chun-Li part is less than half the size of Street Fighter in the title. It will just be interesting to see how well a Street Fighter movie without Ryu or Ken will actually do.
I am a bit surprised that Transformers and Harry Potter didn’t get more votes since I expect those two to be the highest box office performers and the big following those two franchises have. Also it will be interesting to see who wins at the box office between the to giant robot movies (literally) Transformers and Terminator since those are Paramount and Warner Bros. biggest releases.
Overall, even though we seem to have another strong crop of movies I don’t see any movie other than Transformers and Harry Potter being monster box office performers especially with how bad of a economic year we are about to go through.