We must have posted hundreds if not thousands of posters over the last three years for new movies coming to your local cinemas. Some of them have been simply amazing, and others absolutely terrible! I never thought there was actual criteria that could go into making the perfect movie poster but after seeing this infographic, I could be wrong.

ColourLovers.com have taken all the criteria needed to make the perfect Hollywood blockbuster movie poster including font, colour, imagery to create this rather brilliant infographic. It looks at movie posters from the past 12 months and also includes an analyses of how they performed at the box office looking at what worked and what didn’t for each one.

Cars 2, The Hangover Part 2, Captain America: The First Avenger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes all features counting down to the number one – best designed poster of 2011. Scroll down to have a look and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. I am no design expert but this infographic is one of the most fascinating I’ve ever seen.