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Most Anticipated Movies

This chart shows the future movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all future releases.

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Synopsis

The origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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Star Wars: Rogue One
Director: Gareth Edwards
Initial Theatrical Release: December 16th, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Spin-Off, Adventure, Live Action, Science Fiction

Synopsis

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans.

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Synopsis

The survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek undertakes a journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus in an unlikely alliance against Set, the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the final confrontation.

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How to be Single
Director: Christian Ditter
Lead Roles: Dakota Johnson as , Rebel Wilson as , Dan Stevens as , Leslie Mann as , Alison Brie as
Initial Theatrical Release: February 12th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Keywords: Romance, New York City
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Romantic Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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10 Cloverfield Lane
Director: Dan Trachtenberg
Initial Theatrical Release: March 11th, 2016 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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Triple 9
Director: John Hillcoat
Lead Roles: Woody Harrelson as , Chiwetel Ejiofor as , Kate Winslet as , Casey Affleck as
Initial Theatrical Release: February 26th, 2016 (Wide) by Open Road
Keywords: Russian Mafia, Corrupt Cops, Heist, Blackmail
Classification: Original Screenplay, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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Star Wars: Ep. VIII
Director: Rian Johnson
Lead Roles: Daisy Ridley as Rey, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, John Boyega as Finn
Initial Theatrical Release: December 15th, 2017 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Science Fiction

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Zoolander 2
Director: Ben Stiller
Lead Roles: Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander, Owen Wilson as Hansel, Will Ferrell as , Penelope Cruz as
Initial Theatrical Release: February 12th, 2016 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Keywords: Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, Fashion, Models, Delayed Sequel, Gratuitous Cameos
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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Risen
Director: Kevin Reynolds
Lead Roles: Joseph Fiennes as
Initial Theatrical Release: February 19th, 2016 (Wide) by Sony Pictures
Keywords: Religious, Ancient Rome, Faith-Based
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Historical Fiction

Synopsis

In the year 33AD an agnostic Roman Centurion is charged by Pontius Pilate to locate the now missing body of Jesus of Nazareth. Along the Centurion’s mission, his doubts of such a supernatural occurrence peel away as he encounters the Apostles while piecing together the mysterious events that unfolded after the crucifixion.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Initial Theatrical Release: March 4th, 2016 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Classification: Based on Factual Book/Article, Comedy, Live Action, Dramatization

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Race
Director: Stephen Hopkins
Lead Roles: Stephan James as Jesse Owens
Initial Theatrical Release: February 19th, 2016 (Wide) by Focus Features
Keywords: Olympics, Germany, 1930s, Nazis, Track and Field, World Record Attempt, African-American, Bigotry, Inspirational Sports
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

Synopsis

Based on the true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler’s vision of Aryan supremacy. "Race" is a film about courage, determination, tolerance, and friendship, and a drama about one man’s fight to become an Olympic legend.

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The Young Messiah
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Initial Theatrical Release: March 11th, 2016 (Wide) by Focus Features
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Historical Fiction

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The Best Man Wedding
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Initial Theatrical Release: April 15th, 2016 (Wide) by Universal
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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London has Fallen
Director: Fredrik Bond
Initial Theatrical Release: March 4th, 2016 (Wide) by Focus Features
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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Eddie the Eagle
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Lead Roles: Taron Egerton as Michael Edwars a.k.a Eddie the Eagle
Initial Theatrical Release: February 26th, 2016 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Keywords: Winter Sports, Olympics, Inspirational Sports, Skiing, Underdog
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Drama, Live Action, Dramatization

Synopsis

Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself—even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach, Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

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Barbershop: The Next Cut
Director: Malcolm D. Lee
Initial Theatrical Release: April 15th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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The Witch
Director: Robert Eggers
Lead Roles: Anya Taylor Joy as , Ralph Ineson as , Kate Dickie as
Initial Theatrical Release: February 19th, 2016 (Wide) by A24
Keywords: 1600s, Missing Child, Witches
Classification: Original Screenplay, Horror, Live Action, Fantasy

Synopsis

In New England circa 1630, a farmer is cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote plot of land on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Almost immediately, strange and unsettling things begin to happen—the animals turn violent, the crops fail, and one of the children disappears, only to return seemingly possessed by an evil spirit. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to point the finger at teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies… but as circumstances become more and more treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Director: David Yates
Initial Theatrical Release: November 18th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Classification: Spin-Off, Adventure, Live Action, Fantasy

Synopsis

Story takes place in the Harry Potter world, set 70 years prior to the Harry Potter books.

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The Jungle Book
Director: Jon Favreau
Initial Theatrical Release: April 15th, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Animation/Live Action, Fantasy

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Independence Day: Resurgence
Director: Roland Emmerich
Initial Theatrical Release: June 24th, 2016 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Science Fiction

Synopsis

We always knew they were coming back. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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Zootopia
Director: Byron Howard
Initial Theatrical Release: March 4th, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Classification: Original Screenplay, Adventure, Hand Animation, Kids Fiction

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Midnight Special
Director: Jeff Nichols
Initial Theatrical Release: March 18th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Science Fiction

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Demolition
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Initial Theatrical Release: April 8th, 2016 (Wide) by Fox Searchlight
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Davis, a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling personal admissions. Davis’ letters catch the attention of customer service rep Karen and, amidst emotional and financial burdens of her own, the two form an unlikely connection. With the help of Karen and her son Chris, Davis starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Director: Yuen Woo Ping
Lead Roles: Michelle Yeoh as Yu Shu-Lien, Donnie Yen as Silent Wolf
Initial Theatrical Release: February 26th, 2016 (IMAX) by Netflix
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Action, Live Action, Fantasy

Synopsis

The sequel tells the story of a group of noble and legendary knights and soldiers who fight for peace and justice by protecting a 400-year old blade named The Green Destiny in Qing Dynasty China.

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God's Not Dead 2
Director: Harold Cronk
Initial Theatrical Release: April 1st, 2016 (Limited)
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 centers on Grace, a Christian teacher, who is forced before a judge for honestly answering a question about Jesus in the classroom. With the principal and superintendent joining forces with a zealous civil liberties group, Grace faces an epic court case that could cost her career she loves and expel God from the classroom.

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