Google Trends have announced the top ten trending movies of this year, and while it’s a list most of us could have predicted, there’s one rather glaring omission.
Coming in at number one is Jurassic World, which is no real surprise. The continuation of the dinosaur franchise – this time starring Chris Pratt – was long awaited and grossed £1.17 billion worldwide.
In at number two is Furious 7 which featured the last appearance from late actor – and star of the Fast and Furious franchise – Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in 2013.
Numbers three to ten are probably as you’d expect, with titles such as American Sniper coming in third, Fifty Shades of Grey at four and Minions rounding out the top five.
The recently released James Bond sequel Spectre, Straight Outta Compton, and Mad Max also feature, as does Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, one of the highest grossing Bollywood films of all time. But there was a surprise omission to the list – Star Wars sequel The Force Awakens – which doesn’t even crack the top ten.
You know, the film that’s been trending on Twitter all week, generating endless column inches and prompting fully grown men and women to dress up and queue overnight outside cinemas.
Admittedly most of the films in the top ten were released earlier this year, giving time for the build up to release and the excited aftermath – but, if you ask us, the internet has been in a state of fevered Star Wars excitement for the best part of a year.
See the top ten below:
1. Jurassic World 2. Furious 7 3. American Sniper 4. Fifty Shades of Grey 5. Minions 6. Spectre 7. Straight Outta Compton 8. Mad Max 9. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo 10. Birdman
And for more on Star Wars, check out Google’s breakdown of the most searched characters, questions and films in the sci-fi franchise.