'Pirates of the Caribbean 4,' 'Fast Five,' and 'Transformers 3' top IMDB's 2011 MOVIEmeter list

pirates-04-01Image Credit: Peter Mountain2011 is jam-packed with sequels, prequels, spin-offs, hotly anticipated literary adaptations, whatever X-Men: First Class is, and that rarest of rare creatures: a completely original movie. A couple weeks ago, EW’s Adam B. Vary asked for your most anticipated 2011 film, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 walked away with nearly half the vote (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 was a close second and Every Other 2011 Movie — Part 1B came in a very distant third). However, we all know that 50 percent of all statistics are completely made up, so for a handy comparison point, it’s interesting to check out IMDB’s MOVIEmeter ranking of 2011 movies. The list measures user-based interest, and a close reading provides a window into the collective American moviegoer mind. For one thing, people don’t seem to mind that Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is Orlando/Keira-free: It’s No. 1 on this list. More intriguingly, IMDB users have anointed their emerald superhero…and it’s not who you think. Seth Rogen’s The Green Hornet is currently sitting pretty in the No. 5 slot, while Ryan Reynolds’ considerably-more-expensive Green Lantern ranks a mere 18.

The list arguably skews a bit geeky and highbrow — much as I’d love to live in a world where Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life and Simon Pegg’s Paul make as much money as Cowboys & Aliens. Still, it’s interesting to parse the list just to see a real-time indicator of a movie’s buzz — Pixar can’t be happy that Cars 2 currently ranks at 52. PopWatchers, do you think IMDB’s MOVIEmeter list is a good crystal-ball look into the next year in movies? Will Thor (#4) be this year’s No. 1 superhero movie? And man, are we all really excited about Fast Five (#2), or what?

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  • reason

    Is this calculated just on page views? If so, I can understand why January releases like The Green Hornet and The Dilemma are high on the list, I often browse imdb to see what is coming out in the next few weeks.

  • kelsey

    I can’t wait for the Green Hornet! I like Seth Rogen and Jay Chou looks amazingly hot!

  • John Berggren

    I think Cars 2 may well be one of Pixar’s weaker dollar earners. I’d love to be pleasantly surprised – but I’m much more ready for Monsters Inc 2.

    • anonymous

      or The Incredibles 2.

      • Levi

        Are they really making an Incredibles 2???? Please say yes!!!!!

  • Jay

    I doubt Pixar is worried about Cars 2.
    The target audience of that movie is little kids, and the parents who take them. Neither of those groups will generate any buzz at all, but will still plop down the money on opening weekend

  • Tim

    It gives some indication, but it is often off.

  • Kim

    Pirates of the Caribbean 4! Looking forward to enjoy Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow.

  • Uh?

    How is Breaking Dawn “a close second” when it finished like 14 percentage points behind …?

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