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Infinity War? Black Panther? A Quiet Place? Anyone want to guess 2018’s most Googled movie?

Doctor Strange and Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War, one of 2018's most Googled movies

You can have your box office takings and your Golden Globe 2019 nominations (opens in new tab) and put them to one side. Sometimes you can’t beat good old-fashioned buzz. The best way to track that nowadays is through Google – and the search engine has revealed its list of the top 10 most Googled movies of 2018. With a few surprises thrown in, as well as a big superhero movie standing proudly at the top, this is one list you (probably) won’t be able to auto-complete.

As revealed by Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab), a certain Black Panther (opens in new tab) leads the way for not only all superhero movies but also at the very top of 2018’s most Googled movies. With awards potentially heading T’Challa’s way in future, as well as the huge cultural impact it had, coupled with an early release date, it’s probably not too much of a shock to see it come out on top.

Superheroes reign supreme for the second and third spots on the list – but they’re not of the MCU variety. Incredibles 2 (opens in new tab) is next, closely followed by another sequel, Deadpool 2 (opens in new tab). I wouldn’t put it past Ryan Reynolds to mention that his movie was Googled more times than Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab) in Deadpool 3.

Yup, that’s right. Infinity War, the MCU’s biggest movie to date, only made it to number four on the list. Elsewhere, it’s nice to see horror make a bit of a comeback: A Quiet Place (opens in new tab) is fifth, while Hereditary (opens in new tab) is in ninth place. The Nun (opens in new tab) closes out the list in tenth.

What about spots #6-#8, I hear you cry? A Star is Born (opens in new tab) was sixth, with another musical movie, Bohemian Rhapsody (opens in new tab), in seventh. Finally, the fifth and final superhero movie on the list is Venom (opens in new tab), in eighth.

Think there’s a few notable absences or is there something you expected to be higher? Let us know! For reference, the full list is below:

1. Black Panther

2. The Incredibles

3. Deadpool 2

4. Avengers: Infinity War

5. A Quiet Place

6. A Star is Born

7. Bohemian Rhapsody

8. Venom

9. Hereditary

10. The Nun

With the year drawing to a close, why not check out the best movies of 2018 (opens in new tab)

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