We put another year behind us so now it’s time to review the results of the Peeple’s Poll. In case you’re not familiar, the RunPee app has a unique poll that asks users what their expectation is for a movie before it starts, then when the movie ends users can add their final/post-movie rating.
|Movie Title||Expectation||Post Movie||Difference||votes|
|Top Gun: Maverick||83.1||91.7||8.6||2243|
|Everything Everywhere All at Once||80.5||86.8||6.4||637|
|The Woman King||77.6||86.8||9.2||265|
|Downton Abbey: A New Era||78.5||86.7||8.2||211|
|Black Panther: Wakanda Forever||80.4||83.7||3.4||1331|
|Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery||78.6||83.4||4.8||195|
|Where the Crawdads Sing||72.0||83.3||11.3||301|
|Avatar: The Way of Water||78.3||82.9||4.7||1058|
|The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent||74.1||81.5||7.4||271|
|The Bob’s Burgers Movie||75.3||80.7||5.4||133|
|Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness||80.7||80.3||-0.4||2237|
|Thor: Love and Thunder||78.3||79.4||1.1||1853|
|Sonic the Hedgehog 2||72.6||78.9||6.4||309|
|The Lost City||72.1||78.8||6.7||568|
|Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore||74.7||78.6||3.8||654|
|Minions: The Rise of Gru||73.5||78.3||4.9||315|
|The Black Phone||71.3||78.2||6.9||236|
|Death on the Nile||72.2||77.7||5.5||409|
|Ticket to Paradise||71.0||77.6||6.6||206|
|The Bad Guys||70.9||77.3||6.4||131|
|Three Thousand Years of Longing||71.4||77.2||5.8||135|
|See How They Run||70.3||76.3||6.0||132|
|DC League of Super-Pets||66.6||74.5||7.9||169|
|Jurassic World Dominion||73.0||74.3||1.2||1089|
|Bodies Bodies Bodies||68.5||71.7||3.2||102|
|Don’t Worry Darling||66.0||69.0||3.0||240|
Notice that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness fell below expectations by -0.4. That’s the first time since we launched the Peeple’s Poll that an MCU movie didn’t meet expectations.
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Note: this isn’t all of the movies from 2022. I limited the query to movies that had at least 100 votes entered.
Surprise of the Year
If you had asked me before the year began what the most popular movie would be I wouldn’t have guessed Top Gun: Maverick in a million years. But wow, what a crowd-pleaser it was! In fact, going back to 2018 when the Peeple’s Poll was introduced, Top Gun: Maverick is the 3rd highest-rated movie we’ve ever had. That’s some rare air.
|Movie Title||Expectation||Post Movie|
|Spider-Man: No Way Home||87.2||92.2|
|Top Gun: Maverick||83.1||91.7|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||82.5||90.6|
Movies That Beat Expectations The Most
I always find this an interesting bit of data: which movies performed best over expectations? I guess I’m going to have to put Where the Crawdads Sing on my watch list, and maybe The Woman King as well. I’m most surprised by Ambulance. That looked like a typical Bruckheimer movie. Well, I guess when you look at how low the expectation was before the movie it’s not all that surprising. An expectation of 67.5 is really, really low. What I really wonder is why would anyone go see a movie that they expect to be a D-grade movie? It’s great that it was better than expected, but still, it’s just a C-grade movie.
|Movie Title||Expectation||Post Movie||Difference|
|Where the Crawdads Sing||72.0||83.3||11.3|
|The Woman King||77.6||86.8||9.2|
|Top Gun: Maverick||83.1||91.7||8.6|
|Downton Abbey: A New Era||78.5||86.7||8.2|
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Rob Williams Administrator
Interesting comment on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. When I saw it in the cinema I was somewhat underwhelmed and I was probably one of the people marking it down.
However, a couple of months ago I sat down to have a rewatch with RunPee’s own Jill. She too had been disappointed when she first saw it and, I think, we were going to try and see what had gone wrong. It turned out that we both actually quite enjoyed it!
Maybe what it needs is to be able to chat and point out things while you’re watching it; that is something that Jilly excels at! It’s also better when you can pause it, say “did you see that?”, rewind, rewatch, and check whether you’d just found an Easter Egg.
I don’t think Jilly and I would be very popular in a crowded cinema!
Dan Gardner Administrator
I rewatched it last week myself. I agree, it was enjoyable. But I think it was right about in line with expectations. I think the problem is that Doctor Strange, and all MCU movies in general, have high expectations going in.