Surprise! Avengers: Infinity War Is NOT The Most Googled Film Of The Year

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Avengers: Infinity War might have been the biggest superhero blockbuster movie of 2018, but surprisingly, it seems like the first installment in Marvel Studio's two-part Avengers movie wasn't actually the most Googled film of the year.

Google just recently released a list of the most trending subjects of the year, and while the top four movies that netizens queried on the search engine in 2018 were films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Infinity War wasn't the top search. Instead, the film ranked fourth on the list of most Googled films of 2018, giving way to Venom, the third most searched film of the year, and Deadpool 2 which made it to the second spot on the list.

The winning film you ask? T'Challa's (Chadwick Boseman) first standalone film in the MCU, Black Panther.


While Infinity War was more successful compared to the Ryan Coogler-directed installment, it turns out money-making doesn't directly translate to the number of searches the film made on Google. Of course, all the interest surrounding Black Panther doesn't seem much of a surprise. After all, not only was the film the first black superhero-led movie in the MCU, but it was also Marvel's very first all-black comic book installment.

Black Panther broke ground for the comic book film genre, proving to Hollywood execs that moviegoers weren't just concerned about special effects and big scenes, they also yearned for diversity and representation in the films that they'd see on the big screen.

Now, with another set of Marvel movies slated for 2019, it's very likely that Marvel will take the lead again next year with its first female-led installment, Captain Marvel, and the sequel to Infinity War, the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame.

Avengers: Endgame hits cinemas April 26, 2019.

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