Topic: Counting and Putting Specific Info

I need help asap! I have a program in which the user is shown 3 movie titles and they vote for their favorite one. I'm using variables to hold the data of their votes, but I can't seem to figure out how to collect all the data and tally all the votes for one choice. I also need to show the user how many votes for their movie have been case. I'm using the variable movie_choice and an if conditional, using an elsif for the second movie and else for the final movie, like this
if movie_choice=="1"
elsif movie_choice=="2"
else movie_choice=="3"

Can someone please help me fill in the code for the ..........'s to take all of the votes and tally them, then present the total of the movie the user voted for back to them?