LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It’s first half is still playing in theaters and collecting millions of dollars at box offices, but already fans of British boy wizard Harry Potter can’t wait to see his final chapter on film.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” is the most-anticipated movie of 2011 among both men and women, according to a poll by online movie ticket seller Fandango.com.
The movie, which lands in theaters in July next year, is the last in the lucrative series based on the fantasy novels by author J.K. Rowling. It was picked by 26 percent of men and 24 percent of women as the movie they most wanted to see.
But the two genders differed on the No. 2 most-anticipated film for the upcoming year with women favoring vampire romance “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1” while men went with drunken road-trip flick, “The Hangover 2.”
In other picks by Fandango.com users, “Black Swan” star Natalie Portman, who only this week said she is engaged and pregnant, was named by 10 percent of men as the sexiest woman in movies, while Penelope Cruz topped the list of sexy women as chosen by 7 percent of all female respondents. Angelina Jolie was the second choice of both men and women.
“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp topped the list of sexiest men in the cinema among both men and women. Behind him on list chosen by men was “Green Lantern” actor Ryan Reynolds, while women chose “Iron Man” Robert Downey, Jr. as their second choice.
The choices were taken among a poll of more than 1,000 people over the Christmas holiday. A full list of sexiest actors, most-anticipated movies, next big stars and other picks for 2011 can be found at www.fandango.com
Editing by Christine Kearney