Not even the combined powers of the whole Justice League were enough to best its trendiest member in 2017 — at least on Twitter.
The social networking platform just released its annual ranking retrospective of the most-tweeted topics, people, and moments for 2017. And in the world of entertainment, Wonder Woman — DC’s very own it girl — lassoed the top movie spot.
Twitter didn’t reveal hard numbers, like how many times each topic had been shared or retweeted, so we can’t be too analytical about how all the top tweets compare. But among her cinematic peers, Wonder Woman stands Amazon-tall above a genre-heavy top-ten list that includes Spider-Man: Homecoming, Justice League, IT, Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther.
Romantic musical comedy La La Land was the highest-ranked non-genre film on Twitter, clocking into the number two spot on the movie rankings.
On the TV side, HBO’s Game of Thrones iced all comers, topping another top-ten list liberally populated by genre entertainment. While GoT was the year’s most-tweeted television show, Netflix’s Stranger Things came in second among all TV shows — and first among streaming-only shows — ahead of a TV lineup that also includes 13 Reasons Why (4th), The Walking Dead (6th), and the seemingly-ageless Supernatural (9th).
As you can see, the Stranger Things phenomenon spread like a runaway root system through the Twitterverse. The show’s first and second seasons essentially bookended 2017, giving Twitter users double the nosebleeds, double the nostalgia, and double the suspense to share.
On the movie side, perhaps the biggest takeaway is that the DC Extended Universe isn’t just alive and well in the zeitgeist — it’s positively thriving. Wonder Woman and Justice League finished first and fifth, respectively, on the movies list.
But if there’s a second takeaway, it may be that there’s plenty of room for two competing cinematic universes in the hearts and minds of the movie-going public. Marvel had three films on the top-ten list, including one — Black Panther, which came in at the ninth slot ahead of Fifty Shades Darker — that won’t release until February of 2018. Spider-Man: Homecoming hit the movies list at number four, while Thor: Ragnarok checked in at eighth.