16 Dec 2018
'Black Panther' becomes most googled movie of 2018
Black Panther shall remain a benchmark in the history of superhero movies. While superhero movies usually deal with broad messages of good and evil, most do not deal with present-day issues.
However, Black Panther departed from this, giving us a movie to enjoy and think about.
Thus, it is unsurprising for it to become the most Googled movie in 2018.
Read about it here.
The year's most searched results
Every year towards the end, Google releases its 'Year in Search' list.
This helps users take stock and get an overview of the most important or culturally significant events of the year based on the most searched words on Google.
The list usually covers several top trending questions across various categories.
Usually, the trends on the list vary from country to country.
The year of the 'Black Panther'
According to Google's 2018 'Year in Search' list, Black Panther has become the most searched film globally and in the United States of America.
This truly makes 2018 the year of the Panther, since the film has also picked up nominations at the Golden Globe in the 'Best Drama Movie' category and generated some Oscar buzz.
The film also made over $1 billion worldwide.
A little about the movie
For those unaware, Ryan Coogler's movie follows the adventures of King T'Challa or Black Panther in the fictional Vibranium-rich African nation of Wakanda.
He must come to terms with being a King and decide on Wakanda's foreign policy while dealing with the radical Killmonger, his uncle's son.
The movie dealt with themes of racism, globalization and resource sharing while promoting women empowerment.
What other movies made it to the most searched list?
Apart from Black Panther, Deadpool 2 held the second spot as the most searched movie globally.
Venom followed and surprisingly Avengers: Infinity War came in fourth.
Apart from that, Bohemian Rhapsody, Freddie Mercury's biopic, A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper's first stint as a director, Incredibles 2, The Nun, Jurassic World: A Fallen Kingdom and A Quiet Place, all ranked on this list.