Bing’s Most Searched Movies of 2013

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When Bing first started out as Live Search it used to have a search service called xRank.  xRank kept track of notable celebrities, musicians, politicians, etc. and ranked them in order of popularity from Bing search query results. Microsoft shut that service down in 2010.  However, like Google Microsoft still publishes results of some of the most popular searches at the end of each year.  Here are the most popular movies by country.  These movies are not that great, I keep an independent analysis of movies so I’ll provide a rank and percentage rating for select movies.  For example (#1, 100%).

USA’s most searched movies of 2013

Where Hollywood leads, the rest of the world follows. The top movies in the US unsurprisingly appear in most of the top tens around the world.

  1. Iron Man 3 (#32, 75%)
  2. Fast and Furious 6 (#29, 76.75%)
  3. Despicable Me 2 (#30, 76%)
  4. The Conjuring (#22, 80%)
  5. The Wolverine (#45, 68.25%)
  6. 2 Guns (unranked, 65.5%)
  7. The Great Gatsby (unranked, 66.25%)
  8. Oz the Great and Powerful (unranked, 60.5%)
  9. Snitch (unranked, 64.25%)
  10. Man of Steel (#41, 68.75%)

Spain’s most searched movies of 2013

Morgan Spurlock’s feature-length documentary about UK boyband One Direction was top of the pops in Spain.

  1. One Direction: This Is Us (unranked, 55.75%)
  2. Argo (#1, 89%, 2012)
  3. Life of Pi (#9, 85.25% 2012)
  4. Django Unchained (#2, 87.75%, 2012)
  5. Silver Linings Playbook (#6, 86.25%, 2012, highly recommended)
  6. Iron Man 3
  7. Oblivion (#49, 63.25%)
  8. I’m So Excited! (unranked, 52.5%)
  9. The Croods (unranked, 70%, 2012)
  10. Lincoln (#4, 86.25, 2012, terrible movie)

Japan’s most searched movies of 2013

Studio Ghibli animation Kase Tachinu (The Wind Rises) scooped the top spot, while the highest Hollywood showing was for Seth McFarlane’s comedy Ted.

  1. Kaze Tachinu (voiced by Miori Takimoto)
  2. Toshokan Senso
  3. Ted
  4. Galileo
  5. Strawberry Night
  6. Lincoln
  7. Gatchaman
  8. Emperor
  9. Pacific Rim (unranked, 74.5%)
  10. Iron Man 3

Italy’s most searched movies of 2013

As in France and India, in Italy local movies won out over Hollywood imports.

  1. Il principe abusivo (directed by Alessandro Siani)
  2. Iron Man 3
  3. Benvenuto Presidente
  4. The Croods
  5. Django Unchained
  6. Tutto tutto niente niente
  7. Mai Stati Uniti
  8. La Migliore Offerta
  9. Jack the Giant Slayer
  10. Oz the Great and Powerful

Germany’s most searched movies of 2013

Austrian-German actor Christoph Waltz (pictured left) has become an international star as a result of his work with Quentin Tarantino, most recently in the 2012 western Django Unchained.

  1. Django Unchained
  2. Feuchtgebiete
  3. 21 and Over (unranked, 45.5%)
  4. Elysium (unranked, 64.75%)
  5. Iron Man 3
  6. Turbo (unranked, 65.5%)
  7. Red 2 (unranked, 58.5%)
  8. Rush (#9, 84.5)
  9. This Is the End (#21, 80%)
  10. Zum Geburtstag

France’s most searched movies of 2013

France’s homegrown movie industry is as strong as ever, with half of the movies in the top ten being domestic products. Comedy Les Profs (starring Christian Clavier – pictured) landed over 3 million box offices entries in France and over 4 million worldwide.

  1. Les profs
  2. Iron Man 3
  3. Les gamins
  4. Spring Breakers (unranked, 62%)
  5. Elysium
  6. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (unranked, 50.5%)
  7. Eyjafjallajökull
  8. Jappeloup
  9. Paulette
  10. Oblivion

China’s most searched movies of 2013

Tiny Times is a romantic drama directed by Chinese celebrity Guo Jingming, based on his best-selling novel of the same name.

  1. Tiny Times (starring Yang Mi)
  2. Badges of Fury
  3. Pacific Rim
  4. World War Z (unranked, 72.5%)
  5. Silent Witness

UK’s most searched movies of 2013

The British clearly like to stick to what they know: the top three movies this year were all sequels.

  1. Iron Man 3
  2. Kick-Ass 2 (unranked, 51.25%)
  3. Despicable Me 2
  4. The Conjuring
  5. Oblivion
  6. Diana (unranked, 30.75%)
  7. Star Trek into Darkness (#13, 83%)
  8. Fast & Furious 6
  9. The Croods
  10. Man of Steel

Canada’s most searched movies of 2013

Canadians have a taste for humour, as the high showings for Sharknado and This Is the End will attest.

  1. Man of Steel
  2. World War Z
  3. Iron Man 3
  4. Despicable Me 2
  5. The Conjuring
  6. Sharknado
  7. This Is the End
  8. Now You See Me (unranked, 62%)
  9. Fast and Furious 6
  10. Pacific Rim

Australia’s most searched movies of 2013

It was an all-Hollywood top ten in Australia this year.

  1. Despicable Me 2
  2. World War Z
  3. Man of Steel
  4. The Conjuring
  5. Fast and Furious 6
  6. Now You See Me
  7. Pacific Rim
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Iron Man 3

India’s most searched movies of 2013

Bollywood action thriller sequel Race 2 was hotly anticipated in India.

  1. Race 2 (starring Saif Ali Khan)
  2. Chennai Express
  3. Aashiqui 2
  4. Grand Masti
  5. Fukrey
  6. Special 26
  7. Lootera
  8. Ramaiya Vastavaiya
  9. Himmatwala
  10. Nasha

Top 50 movies of 2013, so far, based on critical acclaim:

  1.   12   Years a Slave
  2.   Gravity
  3.   Before   Midnight
  4.   Short   Term 12
  5.   Captain   Phillips
  6.   Dallas   Buyers Club
  7.   Mud
  8.   The   Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  9.   Rush
  10.   Philomena
  11.   Fruitvale   Station
  12.   The   Spectacular Now
  13.   Star   Trek Into Darkness
  14.   Enough   Said
  15.   Blue   Jasmine
  16.   Frozen
  17.   War   Witch (Neth)
  18.   Prisoners
  19.   Jurassic   Park 3D
  20.   The   World’s End
  21.   This   Is the End
  22.   The   Conjuring
  23.   The   Way, Way Back
  24.   What   Maisie Knew
  25.   Much   Ado About Nothing
  26.   Side   Effects (highly recommended)
  27.   The   Place Beyond the Pines
  28.   Monster   University
  29.   Fast   & Furious 6
  30.   Despicable   Me 2
  31.   Iron   Man III
  32.   Laurence   Anyways
  33.   Kon   Tiki
  34.   42
  35.   Ain’t   Them Bodies Saints
  36.   Warm   Bodies
  37.   The   Kings of Summer
  38.   Don   Jon
  39.   Sightseers
  40.   Quartet
  41.   Man   of Steel
  42.   Shadow   Dancer
  43.   Drinking   Buddies
  44.   Europa   Report (terrible movie)
  45.   The   Wolverine
  46.   You’re   Next
  47.   We   Are What We Are
  48.   Crystal   Fairy
  49.   Oblivion

 

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Source: Bing Blog

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