Google Trends: Which were the most searched movies of 2019?
With Shahid Kapoor delivering his career's biggest solo in Kabir Singh, the coveted Avengers series coming to an end with its final installment Endgame, and Joaquin Phoenix's chilling portrayal of supervillain Joker, 2019 was clearly a year of movies. On Wednesday, as Google released its most trending topics/events for 2019, these films were naturally at the top. Take a look.
Sandeep Vanga's Hindi remake of his own 2017 Telugu blockbuster, Kabir Singh is the most searched movie of the year. Although the movie was widely slammed by critics, who cited it problematic due to its nods to toxic masculinity and misogyny, it went on to become one of the highest grossing Hindi movies of all time, with a worldwide collection of Rs. 379 crore.
Marvel Studios' much-anticipated fourth part in the Avengers series, Avengers: Endgame was the second most searched movie. The film, that bid goodbye to iconic Marvel heroes like Iron Man, became the highest-grossing film ever, beating the previous record-holder Avatar. The third position was grabbed by Todd Phillips' chillingly dark psychological thriller Joker, that portrays the origin story of DC Comics' wicked supervillain Arthur Fleck/Joker.
Another Marvel flick that made it to the Top 10 list was Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson in the titular role. It was the first ever female-led Marvel Cinematic Universe film, and went on to earn a massive $1 billion at the global box office.
Captain Marvel was followed by Hrithik Roshan's comeback movie Super 30, based on the life of noted mathematician Anand Kumar. Further, Akshay Kumar-starrer Mission Mangal, inspired by India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) emerged as the sixth most-searched movie of the year. On No. 7 was Zoya Akhtar's much-lauded musical drama Gully Boy, which is also India's official entry to the Oscars 2020.
Siddharth Anand's action thriller movie War, starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff in the lead was the 8th most trending movie on Google. It is also the highest grossing Indian film of 2019. It was followed by Akshay Kumar-led comedy Housefull 4, while Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike, that ruled the box-office early this year grabbed the 10th position on the trends list.
Separately, the most searched songs on Google included Marwari song Le Photo Le, Internet sensation Ranu Mondal's Teri Meri Kahani, Dhvani Bhanushali's Vaaste, Coca Cola Tu from Luka Chuppi, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, Ladki Aankh Maare from Simmba, and Harrdy Sandhu's Kya Baat Hai.