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Black Panther, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Fortnite top 2018 entertainment tweets

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Dec 5, 2018

Black Panther. Star Wars. Infinity War. The Walking Dead. Fortnite. Is this a data list or just our front page? Well, maybe both. Twitter has released its annual data report tracking the most-talked about people, places, and things on their service. But you don’t care about which rapper had the most retweets or which K-pop star’s followers wouldn’t shut up about them — you’re here to find out what genre movies, shows, and video games topped the internet’s social media charts.

Separated out into a few different “most tweeted about” categories — movies, TV shows, and streaming shows — the world of entertainment was dominated once again by genre properties. It’s no surprise; superheroes and space battles have been a mainstay in pop culture long before “Dungeons & Dragons” stopped being dirty words. But it’s still impressive how thoroughly sci-fi, fantasy, and horror have dominated the entertainment business.

Eight of the 10 movies listed were genre. Black Panther, The Avengers: Infinity War, The Incredibles 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Deadpool 2, A Wrinkle in Time, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and The Shape of Water all made the list. And most dominated the box office, too.

As far as TV goes, the showings were less one-sided. But The Walking Dead, Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Riverdale still proved that TV isn’t just reality shows, sports, and prestige dramas. And when you get on board the streaming train, you find that three of five (Stranger Things, Black Mirror, and The Handmaid’s Tale) were utterly spooky and utterly unreal.

On the video game side of things, the year saw Nintendo with the biggest showing — taking four of ten slots with Super Mario, Super Smash Bros. (which isn’t even out yet), Pokémon, and Splatoon — while Fortnite and Overwatch were two of the non-Nintendo leaders.

Check out the full lists below and tell us if you helped contribute to making these the most tweeted about topics in genre entertainment this year.

The most Tweeted about movies

Black Panther

The Avengers: Infinity War

The Incredibles 2

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Deadpool 2

Love, Simon

A Wrinkle in Time

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Crazy Rich Asians

The Shape of Water

The most Tweeted about TV Shows

Saturday Night Live


Grey’s Anatomy

The Walking Dead

Big Brother

The Voice

Live PD


Game of Thrones


The most Tweeted about streaming shows

13 Reasons Why

Stranger Things

Black Mirror

Queer Eye

The Handmaid’s Tale

Most Tweeted about Video Games


Call of Duty



EA Sports Madden NFL


Super Mario

Super Smash Brothers


Grand Theft Auto

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