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The 5 Most Anticipated Movies Opening in April

by | April 2, 2018 | Comments

It used to be that blockbuster movie season would coincide with the beginning of summer in order to rake in all those precious teenage dollars, but the times they are a-changin’. Marvel’s already brought us a box office behemoth this year with Black Panther, and just a little over two months later, they’re set to roll out their massive superhero team-up, Avengers: Infinity War. But that’s not the only hotly anticipated movie opening this month, so we decided to crunch the numbers — based on Want-to-See votes and polling on our social channels — and see what movies our fans are most looking forward to in April. Read on for the results!


1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018) 85%

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9,288 Want-to-See Votes
#1 Pick by our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook fans
Released Friday, April 27

If you expected anything other than Marvel’s superpowered extravaganza to take the top spot here, you’ve probably just returned to Earth after a lengthy Asgardian vacation. Anthony and Joe Russo, who got a bit of an Avengers trial run with Captain America: Civil War, are at the helm for Infinity War, which is the culmination of several MCU films’ worth of cryptic post-credits sequences. Josh Brolin plays the big bad, Thanos, who faces off against Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Panther, and the rest of the MCU gang in a battle you never thought you’d see on the big screen when you were 12. After a decade of world-building, it’s no wonder a veritable Chitauri army of RT fans are ready to storm the cineplexes on opening weekend.

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2. A Quiet Place (2018) 95%

2,262 Want-to-See Votes
#2 Pick by our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook fans
Released Friday, April 6

In horror movies, the moments of greatest tension are often the ones that are completely silent. Director John Krasinksi decided to exploit that genre convention for an entire feature-length film, and by all accounts, it’s terrifyingly effective. The thriller, which stars Krasinski and his real-life main squeeze Emily Blunt, premiered to rave reviews at SXSW (it’s currently at 100% on the Tomatometer) and generated feverish word-of-mouth buzz, so it’s not surprising that it was the second-most anticipated April film across all of our social platforms and on RT itself. Who knew Jim from The Office and Mary Poppins had it in them to create a potential white-knuckle masterpiece?

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3. You Were Never Really Here (2018) 89%

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1,330 Want-to-See Votes
#3 Pick by our Facebook fans
Released Friday, April 6 (limited)

Brooding, troubled Joaquin Phoenix is best Joaquin Phoenix, and acclaimed director Lynne Ramsay fully capitalizes on that with her first outing since 2011’s We Need to Talk About Kevin. The film, which premiered last year at Cannes and opened on March 9 in the UK, is already Certified Fresh (Ramsay’s third in a row to achieve that), and people are singling out Phoenix’s performance as a big reason to give it a watch. It’s currently only slated for limited release on April 6, though, so you may have to wait a bit longer for it to come to your town.

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4. Rampage (2018) 51%

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1,071 Want-to-See Votes
#3 Pick by our Instagram fans
Released Friday, April 13

Whether he’s racing fast and furiously, traipsing through the jungle, or trying to survive a seismic disaster, Dwayne Johnson brings large-scale destruction with him. But based on his upcoming slate — and this film in particular — that’s exactly what audiences want. This time around, he squares off against his genetically super-sized pet gorilla… or fights alongside him, we think. We’re not entirely sure, to be honest. We also don’t know if this will be the movie to break the video game adaptation curse and score a Fresh Tomatometer score, but Johnson has worked with director Brad Peyton on Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and San Andreas, so at least we have some idea what to expect here.

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5. Blockers (2018) 83%

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741 Want-to-See Votes
#3 Pick by our Twitter fans
Released Friday, April 6

Its cheeky title might be a little too satisfied with itself, and it may appear to be a run-of-the-mill sex comedy, but Blockers is looking like a surprise hit in the making. First-time director Kay Cannon cut her teeth as a writer on 30 Rock and the Pitch Perfect franchise, so her comedy credentials are solid, and it doesn’t hurt that her cast includes Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and a wacky, butt-chugging John Cena. It’s tracking at an impressive 87% on the Tomatometer already, so look for this to be formidable counterprogramming for the other two films on this list opening the same week.

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