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Poll Results: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Rules the Summer

Warner Bros.

The results of our epic summer movie poll are in and with nearly 20,000 votes, your choice is clear: "The Dark Knight Rises" is officially the top film of the summer of 2012.

And it wasn't even close, with "The Dark Knight Rises" winning Best Movie over "The Avengers" by a count of 63 percent to 20 percent and Best Action Movie over "The Avengers" by a final tally of 69 percent to 25 percent. Plus, star Tom Hardy won Standout Male Star by an overwhelming margin of 75 percent to 9 percent over second place finisher Andrew Garfield, while Anne Hathaway won Standout Female Star 65 percent to 13 percent over Garfield's "Amazing Spider-Man" co-star Emma Stone.

In fact, it probably would have been a clean sweep for "The Dark Knight Rises" if not for the fact that it wasn't eligible in several categories. That was good news for "Moonrise Kingdom" (which easily won Best Indie with 65 percent of the vote), "Ted" (which edged out "Moonrise Kingdom" for Best Comedy 44 percent to 40 percent), "The Mortal Instruments" (which, thanks to the book series' ever-building fanbase and some support from the author herself, ran away with the Most Anticipated Summer Movie of 2013 with 79 percent of the vote) and "Savages" (which provided the poll's biggest surprise by winning, well, the Biggest Surprise category over "Magic Mike," 41 percent to 27 percent).

And there was no chance, of course, of "The Dark Knight Rises" even being nominated in categories like Worst Movie, which Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" won over "Battleship" by a margin of 39 percent to 22 percent, or Biggest Disappointment, which saw "The Bourne Legacy" top a virtual four way tie with "Dark Shadows," "Rock of Ages" and "Prometheus."

Here are the complete results:

The Avengers
Marvel/Disney

BEST MOVIE
"The Dark Knight Rises" – 63%
"The Avengers" – 20%
"The Amazing Spider-Man – 8%
"Ted" – 4%
"Magic Mike" – 3%
"Moonrise Kingdom" – 1%

STANDOUT MALE STAR
Tom Hardy in "The Dark Knight Rises" – 75%
Andrew Garfield in "The Amazing Spider-Man" – 9%
Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike" – 7%
The Hulk in "The Avengers" – 7%
Mark Wahlberg in "Ted" – 1%
Josh Brolin in "Men in Black 3" – 1%

STANDOUT FEMALE STAR
Anne Hathaway in "The Dark Knight Rises" – 65%
Emma Stone in "The Amazing Spider-Man" – 13%
Charlize Theron in "Snow White and the Huntsman" and "Prometheus" – 12%
Noomi Rapace in "Prometheus" – 7%
Princess Merida in "Brave" – 3%
Blake Lively in "Savages" – 1%

Ted
Universal

BEST COMEDY
"Ted" – 44%
"Moonrise Kingdom" – 40%
"The Dictator" – 6%
"Safety Not Guaranteed" – 5%
"The Campaign" – 5%

BEST ACTION
"The Dark Knight Rises" – 69%
"The Avengers" – 25%
"The Expendables 2" – 3%
"The Amazing Spider-Man" – 2%
"The Bourne Legacy" – 1%
"Men in Black 3" – 1%

BEST INDIE
"Moonrise Kingdom" – 65%
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" – 11%
"Safety Not Guaranteed" – 9%
"Searching for Sugar Man" – 5%
"Celeste and Jesse Forever" – 5%
"Ruby Sparks" – 5%

Savages
Universal Studios

BIGGEST SURPRISE
"Savages" – 41%
"Magic Mike" – 27%
"Men in Black 3" – 20%
"Katy Perry: Part of Me" – 8%
"Hope Springs" – 5%

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
"The Bourne Legacy – 23%
"Dark Shadows" – 23%
"Rock of Ages" – 22%
"Prometheus" – 22%
"Snow White and the Huntsman" – 10%

WORST MOVIE
"That's My Boy" – 39%
"Battleship" – 22%
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" – 21%
"Total Recall" – 9%
"The Watch" – 9%

MOST ANTICIPATED SUMMER MOVIE OF 2013
"The Mortal Instruments" – 79%
"Iron Man 3" – 10%
"Man of Steel" – 6%
"Star Trek 2" – 3%
"World War Z" – 1%
"Pacific Rim" – 1%

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