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Surprise! New Survey Says Both Men And Women Are Into Genre Films

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During the first few weeks of December, posted a survey asking moviegoers what their most anticipated films were for 2012. The results are in and turns out, there isn’t as much gender disparity as you’d think. Read on to find out which films men and women named. 

Here are the most anticipated blockbusters according to Fandango.

According to Men:
1. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2. The Avengers
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. The Bourne Legacy
5. Men in Black III

According to Women:
1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2
2. The Hunger Games
3. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
4. Dark Shadows
5. The Avengers

And when asked which remake they were most looking forward to…

According to Men:
1. Total Recall
2. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. The Great Gatsby
4. Snow White And The Huntsman
5. Mirror Mirror

According to Women:
1. Snow White And The Huntsman
2. The Great Gatsby
3. Mirror Mirror
4. Total Recall
5. The Amazing Spider-Man

It doesn’t come as a surprise that the majority of men respondents don’t care about Twilight but besides their inclination toward the next Bourne film in the blockbuster category, men and women are both really interested in genre films.

In our recent reader survey, we asked what upcoming movie release you were excited about and well, obviously we’re a nerd site but our top results were…

1. The Avengers
2. The Muppets
3. The Hunger Games
4. The Hobbit
5. The Dark Knight Rises

Twilight and Dark Shadows were among the lowest.

1. The Avengers
2. The Dark Knight Rises
3. The Hobbit
4. The Muppets
5. The Adventures of Tintin

Twilight and Men In Black 3 were among the lowest with them.

But it’s good news for us geeks who want to see more sci-fi and comic book films in theaters and hopefully Hollywood will take notice. The creators of John Carter recently went through a series of name changes on their film to make sure it didn’t turn off either men or women. Perhaps Hollywood will see this and realize they don’t need to subscribe to the school of thought that men and women like opposite things.

(via Blastr)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."