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As the most-used website on the internet, Google has a ton of access to information about our society, and by analyzing their numbers can come up with lists of the biggest trends during a certain amount of time. Today they have revealed the top 10 searches when it comes to movies in 2014 – and the results they came up with are pretty surprising.
Posted along with Top 10s in all kinds of other categories – from actors to books to workouts to gifs – the Google trending Top 10 for movies has a good number of titles that make a lot of sense and would understandably generate a lot of searches, but also a ton of picks that come right out of left field. Take a look at the list below!
Is anyone surprised by this? It may not have been released in 2014, but the Frozen phenomenon just won’t quit. It’s all but guaranteed that someone somewhere out there right now is still trying to hit the high notes in "Let It Go."
Christopher Nolan’s big space adventure Interstellar captured a lot of attention throughout the year simply due to its incredibly mysterious nature, and then folks appreciated it heavily as it arrived in theaters this past November.
While Divergent didn’t exactly land with as big a splash as The Hunger Games when it was released earlier this year, you may notice that Mockingjay – Part 1 isn’t on this list. People are definitely curious about this new young-adult franchise, and it’s a good thing considering the sequel, Insurgent, is right around the corner.
David Fincher’s latest had a nice edge thanks to the fact that it was based on a very popular, well-reviewed book that people we’re Googling long before the movie, but it certainly didn’t hurt that Gone Girl wound up being one of the best of the year.
Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor is another movie that was actually officially released in 2013, and while its $149 million global take isn’t incredibly impressive, apparently it got a lot of people heading to Google and doing searches for it.
If you’ll pardon the pun, Godzilla was a monster hit when it was released back in May, and was able to pull in huge numbers despite the fact that it was released during a rather crowded season. Folks are definitely interested in Godzilla, which is good considering the sequel is just a few years away.
Apparently not that many people were Googling about The LEGO Movie - despite the fact that it is one of the year’s biggest hits, but directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller weren’t left totally out in the cold. 22 Jump Street, was not only one of the funniest and most successful comedies of the summer, but one that apparently a lot of people did searches about online.
Apparently it wasn’t enough for Walt Disney Animation to have just the top spot where Google search trends in 2014 are concerned. Big Hero 6 has also proven to be a huge buzz-earner – and that’s despite the fact that we weren’t hearing much about it at all in the first half of the year.
When it came to the box office this October, Annabelle was definitely the Halloween champ, ultimately making a shocking $252 million worldwide on a tiny $6.5 million budget. Apparently these ticket sales led to a good number of Google searches, as it was enough to get the horror film the ninth place spot.
It’s fair to say that Disney won the Google trends award, right? It’s very peculiar that Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy didn’t wind up on this list, but Maleficent with Angelina Jolie is the studio’s third ranking title. Disney definitely knows how to drive people to the search bar.
What do you think is the biggest surprise on this list? Tell us what you think in the comments below.