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'Star Wars' Edges Out 'Age of Ultron' As Most Anticipated Film of 2015

In news unlikely to surprise anyone, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the most anticipated film of 2015, according to a survey conducted by Fandango.

The J.J. Abrams film was followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, Fifty Shades of Grey and Jurassic World. Noticeably absent from the list are high-profile releases like Furious 7, Tomorrowland and the next James Bond installment Spectre.

To arrive at those results, Fandango surveyed more than 1,000 visitors to its website between Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. Fans were also asked about their favorite actresses and actors in 2015 releases, breakout stars and most anticipated family films.

While Age of Ultron may not have finished on top, stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson were selected among the fan-favorite actors.

See all of the categories below:

Most Anticipated 2015 Movie

1. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”2. “Avengers: Age of Ultron”3. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2″4. “Fifty Shades of Grey”5. “Jurassic World”

Fan Favorite Actress in 2015 Movies

1. Jennifer Lawrence (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2,” “Joy” )2. Scarlett Johansson (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”)3. Angelina Jolie (“By the Sea”)4. Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”)5. Halle Berry (“Kidnap”)

Fan Favorite Actor in 2015 Movies

1. Robert Downey Jr. (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”)2. Chris Hemsworth (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Blackhat,” and “In the Heart of the Sea”)3. Daniel Craig (“Spectre”)4. Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World”)5. Tom Cruise (“Mission Impossible 5″)

Biggest Male Breakout Movie Star, 20151. Jamie Dornan (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)2. John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)3. Levi Miller (“Pan”)4. Neel Sethi (“The Jungle Book”)5. Tony Jaa (“Furious 7″)

Biggest Female Breakout Movie Star, 2015

1. Daisy Ridley (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”)2. Lily James (“Cinderella,” “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”)3. Dakota Johnson (“Fifty Shades of Grey,” “A Bigger Splash”)4. Kate Mara (“The Fantastic Four,” “The Martian”)5. Sofia Boutella (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”)

Most Anticipated Family Film of 2015

1. “Minions”2. “Cinderella”3. “Pixar’s Inside Out”4. “Peanuts”

(via Variety)

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