'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Named Fandango's Most Anticipated Movie of 2015
'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' and 'Fifty Shades' also make the list
Fans can't wait to return to a galaxy far, far away.
It's likely not a surprise to most people: According to a survey by Fandango, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens is the most anticipated film of 2015.
Also making the list are Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, Lionsgate's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the adaptation of EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey and Jurassic World.
The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, will hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015. It stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow, along with original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill.
In its survey of more than 1,000 fans in the last week of December, Fandango also found that Jennifer Lawrence of Hunger Games fame was once again the female fan favorite, while Robert Downey Jr. topped the list for males. Star Wars actress Ridley is the breakout actress of the year, while Fifty Shades actor Jamie Dornan topped the male breakout star list.
Below is Fandango's complete list:
Most Anticipated 2015 Movie
1. Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens
2. Avengers: Age of Ultron
3. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
4. Fifty Shades of Grey
5. Jurassic World
Fan Favorite Actress in 2015 Movies
1. Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Joy)
2. Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
3. Angelina Jolie (By the Sea)
4. Melissa McCarthy (Spy)
5. Halle Berry (Kidnap)
Fan Favorite Actor in 2015 Movies
1. Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
2. Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Black Hat, In the Heart of the Sea)
3. Daniel Craig (Spectre)
4. Chris Pratt (Jurassic World)
5. Tom Cruise (Mission Impossible 5)
Biggest Male Breakout Movie Star, 2015:
1. Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey)
2. John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
3. Levi Miller (Pan)
4. Neel Sethi (The Jungle Book)
5. Tony Jaa (Furious 7)
Biggest Female Breakout Movie Star, 2015:
1. Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
2. Lily James (Cinderella, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies)
3. Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey, A Bigger Splash)
4. Kate Mara (The Fantastic Four, The Martian)
5. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Most Anticipated Family Film of 2015:
3. Pixar’s Inside Out