It’s been an eventful year in the worlds of films, TV programmes and games, and Google has finally revealed which ones topped their year-in-review 2023 UK charts.
Unsurprisingly, two massive summer blockbusters that had everyone talking took the top places in terms of what people have been searching for in terms of films this year – Barbie and Oppenheimer – but the order of their popularity may surprise some.
When it comes to UK TV, a British criminal drama series that returned for its last season took the top spot.
The programme that topped the US and worldwide charts came in first, just ahead of a popular Amazon Prime Video thriller.
In the gaming industry, people have been infatuated with one specific release, with a game that was later made into a very popular TV programme coming in second place.
More highlights from Google’s 2023 Year in Search report for the UK are available below.
Most popular films of 2023
Oppenheimer topped Google searches in the UK as it opened theatres on the same day as Barbie (July 21), leading in the portmanteau Barbenheimer doing the rounds online.
Despite Barbie topping the US and global Google searches and Oppenheimer coming in second, it appears that more people were looking up the film about American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb in the UK.
Oppenheimer is still on its approach to breaking the $1 billion milestone in global box office, whereas Barbie did so months ago.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Everything Is Everything, and the 2022 film According to UK statistics, The Menu rounded out the top five.
The remaining top ten were Killers of the Flower Moon, John Wick 4, Cocaine Bear, Bank of Dave, and Creed 3.
The whole list is as follows:
3) Guardians of the Galaxy
4) Everything Everywhere All at Once
5) The Menu
6) Killers of the Flower Moon
7) John Wick 4
8) Cocaine Bear
9) Bank of Dave
10) Creed 3
Most popular TV shows of 2023
Happy Valley, starring Sarah Lancashire, James Norton, and others, returned this year for its third and last season, and judging by the Google trends list, UK fans were definitely quite delighted.
The Last of Us by HBO came in second, with Amazon Prime Video’s The Rig, Netflix’s Ginny and Georgia, and Netflix’s Top Boy rounding out the top five.
The rest of the top ten TV shows in the UK were The Long Shadow, The Sixth Commandment, Daisy Jones and the Six, Luther, and Black Mirror.
See the full list below:
1) Happy Valley
2) The Last of Us
3) The Rig
4) Ginny and Georgia
5) Top Boy
6) The Long Shadow
7) The Sixth Commandment
8) Daisy Jones and the Six
10) Black Mirror
Most popular games of 2023
The world is still enthralled with Harry Potter, with the Wizarding World franchise game Hogwarts Legacy, which takes place a century before the events of the much-loved novels, topping the global Google trends list for 2023.
According to the worldwide year-in-review list, The Last of Us game was the second most popular, with word game Connections, battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India, and action role-playing game Starfield filling out the top five.
The rest of the top ten included the role-playing video game Baldur’s Gate 3, the Japanese puzzle video game スイカ ゲーム (Suika Game, also known as Watermelon Game), the online-only action role-playing dungeon crawling game Diablo IV, the shooter game Atomic Heart, and the impending survival video game Sons of the Forest.
See the full list below:
Source My Celebrity Life.