Google Top Trending Searches of 2014: ‘Frozen,’ Robin Williams and World Cup

Disney’s “Frozen” was the only entertainment title to break into Google’s top 10 ranking of U.S. trending searches for the year, alongside other major stories of 2014 including the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams, the World Cup and the Ebola virus outbreak.

Other top-trending movies were “Interstellar,” “Divergent” and “Gone Girl,” while the top TV shows among U.S. searchers were “Game of Thrones,” “No, You Shut Up,” “True Detective” and “Orange Is the New Black,” according to Google’s annual year in search report.

Google’s “trending” queries are searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2014 compared with 2013. According to the search giant, that’s more reflective of current popularity than raw number of searches. More info is available at google.com/trends/2014.

Top U.S. Trending Searches
1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. Flappy Bird
6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
7. ISIS
8. Ferguson
9. “Frozen”
10. Ukraine

Trending Movies of 2014
1. “Frozen”
2. “Interstellar”
3. “Divergent”
4. “Gone Girl”
5. “Lone Survivor”
6. “Godzilla”
7. “22 Jump Street”
8. “Big Hero 6”
9. “Annabelle”
10. “Maleficent”

Trending TV Shows
1. “Game of Thrones”
2. “No, You Shut Up!”
3. “True Detective”
4. “Orange Is the New Black”
5. “Blood, Sweat & Heels”
6. “The Following”
7. “House of Cards”
8. “Gotham”
9. “South Park”
10. “American Horror Story”

Trending Movie Trailers
1. “Gone Girl”
2. “Interstellar”
3. “Divergent” trailer
4. “Frozen”
5. “The Lego Movie”
6. “Avengers 2”
7. “Godzilla”
8. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”
9. “Annabelle”
10. “Maleficent”

Trending Actors
1. Jared Leto
2. Matthew McConaughey
3. Macaulay Culkin
4. Chris Pratt
5. Theo James
6. Ansel Elgort
7. Jamie Dornan
8. Alfonso Ribeiro
9. James McAvoy
10. Laurence Fishburne

Trending Actresses
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Renee Zellweger
3. Betty White
4. Ellen Page
5. Kim Novak
6. Margot Robbie
7. Jacqueline Bisset
8. Lena Dunham
9. Melanie Griffith
10. Lea Thompson

Trending Celebrities (Excluding Deaths)
1. Jennifer Lawrence
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Tracy Morgan
4. Ray Rice
5. Tony Stewart
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Donald Sterling
8. Adrian Peterson
9. Renee Zellweger
10. Jared Leto

Trending Celebrity Deaths of 2014
1. Robin Williams
2. Joan Rivers
3. Philip Seymour Hoffman
4. Maya Angelou
5. Jan Hooks
6. Harold Ramis
7. Shirley Temple
8. Lauren Bacall
9. Mickey Rooney
10. James Avery

Trending Music Artists
1. Iggy Azalea
2. Lorde
3. Sam Smith
4. Meghan Trainor
5. Solange Knowles
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Weird Al
8. Sia
9. Daft Punk
10. Taylor Swift

 

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