“Avengers: Infinity War” opened yesterday, and it’s going to be huge, because everyone loves superhero movies. So, it’s not surprising that Marvel tops a new survey on America’s favorite movie franchises.
The site Rotten Tomatoes polled 1,400 movie fans, and 26% said Marvel was their favorite franchise.
“Star Wars” was second with 19%. They defined ‘franchises’ as movie series or universes with three or more films . . . and with at least one new film in the last five years.
The heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Black Panther, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Spider-Man, collectively rank #1 as the favorite characters with 28% of the vote. Han Solo is second, at 13%.
“Avengers: Infinity War” is the most anticipated franchise movie release of the year with 51% of the vote. “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is second with 15%…followed by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” at 13%, and “Oceans 8” with 12%.
A complete list of results hasn’t been released, so it’s unclear what other franchises ranked behind Marvel and “Star Wars”.