Our Forums' Most Anticipated Movies for the Week Ending February 14, 2013

Forum Buzz: 'Fast & Furious 6' Continues to Climb, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Still Dominates

on February 14, 2013 by Shawn Robbins

trek2-iron3-manofsteel.pngThis week's edition of Forum Buzz welcomes a couple of movies into the top ten which weren't around for the party last week. Neill Blomkamp's Elysium scooted up four positions to reach #9, while Fast & Furious 6 continued its ascent up the chart by jumping three more positions to #8. This is the first time the latter has charted in the top ten.

With those two films moving up, it means that Oz: The Great and Powerful and Evil Dead were knocked out the top ten and into a tie for #11.

The biggest leap of the week came from Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. The acclaimed director's upcoming sci-fi drama was up an incredible thirty positions to #14. Additionally, with the recent news that Richard Linklater's Before Midnight will receive a limited release in May, that film had an impressive showing as well. The third film in his trilogy jumped from #46 to #19.

Nearer the top of the chart, things mostly stayed the same. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug swapped spots with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (now at #4 and #6, respectively). In fact, Catching Fire's total volume of votes was down a surprising 40.4 percent from last week and could be in danger of falling even more if buzz for Fast & Furious 6 and Pacific Rim continues to build.

The top three remain unchanged as Star Trek Into Darkness increased the margin of votes between it and runner-up Iron Man 3. The former title claimed #1 for a third consecutive week and eighth overall. Man of Steel rounded out the top three.

Of this weekend's four new wide releases, only one film charted: A Good Day to Die Hard exited at #22.

For the full list of most anticipated films, and to contribute your own opinion on what flicks you're most excited to see, please visit this page on our forums and join the discussion.

Most Anticipated Movies for the Week Ending February 14:

1. Star Trek Into Darkness (-) (3 weeks running)
2. Iron Man 3 (-) (2 weeks running)
3. Man of Steel (-) (2 weeks running)
4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (+2)
5. Thor: The Dark World (-) (2 weeks running)
6. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (-2)
7. Pacific Rim (+2)
8. Fast & Furious 6 (+3)
9. Elysium (+4)
10. The Wolverine (-2)

Now eligible for voting: About Last Night, The Maze Runner, and Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters
No longer eligible: Beautiful Creatures, Escape from Planet Earth, A Good Day to Die Hard, and Safe Haven

Nathan Frederick (forum member "tribefan695") contributed to this report.

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Tags: Star Trek Into Darkness, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Fast & Furious 6, Before Midnight, Gravity, Elysium, Oz: The Great and Powerful, The Wolverine

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