The Avengers are set to conquer America's Halloween celebrations next week (31Oct12), according to a new film fan-friendly poll.

Film site Fandango asked users to reveal which movie characters they would be dressing up as for the spookiest night of the year - and the majority announced they were going to parties as either Captain America, The Hulk, Iron Man, Thor or The Black Widow.

Thor topped the list for men, closely followed by Iron Man and Captain America, while Anne Hathaway's Catwoman costume from The Dark Knight Rises topped the women's choices, ahead of Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss costume from The Hunger Games.

The Hulk and Batman rounded out the top five for men, while Kristen Stewart's Snow White and Charlize Theron's Queen Ravenna from Snow White and the Huntsman and Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow rounded out the same list for women.