Mockingjay, “Wars” Are Most Anticipated

A recent survey by Piedmont Media Research of over 3,000 people has predictably found that both “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” are the most highly anticipated films to open before the end of the year.

What is surprising though is just how anticipated with both films scoring essentially the highest ratings Piedmont has recorded since it began polling audiences five years ago.

Scaling consumer engagement on a scale of 0 to 1000, the previous record holder was Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” this past Summer which scored a 509 rating. ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ is ahead of that with a 514 rating, and ‘Force Awakens’ ain’t far behind in third place with a 495.

‘Force’ also has best score among males that Piedmont has seen with 553. Other films ranking high include “Spectre” with 282 (up from the 231 for “Skyfall”), Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” with 255, and “Hotel Transylvania 2” with a surprising 313.

Faring low though? “Pan” with a 205, “Steve Jobs” with a 162, Bradley Cooper comedy “Burnt” with a 144, and “Jem And The Holograms” with a 127.

Source: Variety