‘Deadpool 3,’ ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ and ‘Despicable Me 4’ Among Most Anticipated Summer Films

“Deadpool 3,” “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” and “Despicable Me 4” are the most anticipated summer films of 2024, according to the annual Moviegoing Trends & Insights study by Fandango. The results come just ahead of the National Association of Theatre Owners’ official convention CinemaCon, which takes place April 8 to 11 in Las Vegas.

The study surveyed more than 6,000 moviegoers on their attitudes and behaviors when heading to the cinemas. Rounding out the list of the top 10 most anticipated summer flicks are John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place: Day One,” Pixar’s “Inside Out 2,” “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” “The Watchers,” Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt’s “The Fall Guy,” “The Garfield Movie” and “Borderlands.”

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“2023 proved that fans have an enduring love for the theatrical experience, and 2024 is continuing the positive momentum as moviegoers can’t wait to see their favorite characters and franchises return to the big screen this summer,” said Jerramy Hainline, EVP of Fandango. “This past year underscored consumers’ appetite to watch different types of content in theaters, in addition to beloved films. This was evident with the success of concert films from Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, and our study uncovers that moviegoers want even more diverse content to experience on the big screen, which we think is a great opportunity for exhibitors.”

Fandango’s findings also reveal that 96% of general ticket buyers surveyed purchased concessions to go along with their movies, with the most popular candy being peanut M&Ms and the most popular beverage being Coca-Cola.

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