As the year draws to a close, it’s time to take stock of 2018. Google, for one, has released its Year in Search, running down 2018’s top-trending queries in several categories. These trends also vary from country to country.
Topping the global and American rankings, Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther movie leads the way as the Internet’s the most searched for film of 2018.
It was a pivotal year for the blockbuster which, as well as grossing over US$1bil (RM4.18bil) worldwide, as also bagged Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama movie. Deadpool 2 comes second in the list, followed by Venom, Avengers: Infinity War, the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, A Star Is Born, Incredibles 2, The Nun, A Quiet Place and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Actor and comedian Pete Davidson – who famously stars in Saturday Night Live on US TV and was briefly engaged to the singer Ariana Grande – comes third.
When it comes to TV shows, several Netflix series feature in the top 10 most-searched shows on Google, with Altered Carbon, The Haunting Of Hill House and Lost In Space all in the ranking. In the US, Roseanne tops the list of most-searched shows, following the lead actress’s racist tweet.