The Dark Knight Tops IMDb’s 25 Most Searched Movies of 2008

imdb-logo-new2aThe folks at the Internet Movie Database, our one and only source of facts about film (we also farm our opinions from the message boards, mind you), have released the list of the Top 25 Most Searched Movies of 2008. Topping the list is… drum roll… The Dark Knight. No surprise there. Second — and probably not by much — was the cultish sensation known as Twilight.

Among the surprises in the list, the Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke vehicle The Expendables and TR2N were the only post-2009 movies that made the list, sliding in at #4 and #5 respectively. I find it odd that more people were search for The Expendables than Iron Man or Indiana Jones. Very, very odd.

So what does this list tell us? Well, if we look at it with the box office in mind, we see that the ten most searched films — at least the ones release in ’08 — all made around or above $100 million. Whether or not that formula can be preemptively applied to the 2009 films on the list is yet to be seen, though I suspect that films such as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Terminator Salvation will be among 2009’s bigger releases. As for The Expendables, we will continue to do our homework.

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
2. Twilight (2008)
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
4. TR2N (2011)
5. The Expendables (2010)
6. Iron Man (2008)
7. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
8. No Country for Old Men (2007)
9. Juno (2007)
10. Transformers (2007)
11. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
12. There Will Be Blood (2007)
13. Sex and the City (2008)
14. Into the Wild (2007)
15. Superbad (2008)
16. Cloverfield (2008)
17. Terminator Salvation (2009)
18. Wanted (2008)
19. Dragonball (2009)
20. Quantum of Solace (2008)
21. The Departed (2006)
22. Star Trek (2009)
23. The Godfather (1972)
24. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)
25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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