IO, Jakarta – Google Indonesia recently released its list of the top 10 trending searched movies in Google Indonesia throughout 2019 in SCBD, Jakarta Selatan on Rabu (11/12/2019). Four out of the ten most searched films in Google Indonesia throughout the year were national movies. The Top 10 Google Indonesia movie searches of 2019 are:
Joker from Warner Bros Pictures simultaneously premiered in cinemas all across Indonesia on 2 October 2019. The movie tells the story of the eponymous Joker, Batman’s nemesis, and how he came to be. Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck, a stand-up comedian with psychological issues since a young age. In fact, Arthur Fleck frequently suffers from bullying all his life, whether from his colleagues or his neighbors. Finally, he cracked under the constant onslaught and transformed into Joker, one of the most-feared criminals in Gotham City.
Captain Marvel (USA)
Captain Marvel is adapted from the Marvel comics titled Carol Danvers Roy Thomas and Gene Colan. It garnered a profit of more than USD 455 million globally, making it the movie with a female lead character with the biggest profit rate of all time.
Shazam! tells the story of shy young Billy Batson (Angel Asher), who found one day that he can connect with the ancient Egyptian wizard Shazam, who lent him powers. By saying the wizard’s name, Billy transforms into a strong adult man in a red, white, and yellow costume. Billy calls his alter ego “Shazam” too. The wizard gave Billy six powers to battle evil when in the “Shazam” form: the wisdom of King Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the powers of Zeus (lightning and magic), the courage of Achilles, and the speed and flight ability of Mercury. In the sequel, Shazam the superhero will battle Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson).
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (USA)
Within two weeks of showing, the movie earned USD 174.5 million or equal to IDR 2,5 trillion globally. This exceeds the earnings of both John Wick 2 (USD 171,5 million or IDR 2.4 trillion) and the first John Wick movie (USD 88 million or IDR 1.2 trillion).
Bumi Manusia (“Human Earth”) (Indonesia)
Hanung Bramantyo’s Bumi Manusia is a successful adaptation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s classic novel of the same name. It entered the Indonesian box office in 2019 with a total of 1,316,583 watchers.
Slightly under Bumi Manusia, the modernized Indonesian superhero movie Gundala also garnered the interest of 1,699,433 watchers. It is the tale of Sancaka, who has been living in the streets after his parents abandoned him. With such a difficult life, he survives by caring only for himself. However, when the city worsened and injustice spreads out throughout the country, Sancaka must decide whether he would continue to ignore the world and live for himself or rise to become the hero of the oppressed.
Perempuan Tanah Jahanam (“Woman from Accursed Land”) (Indonesia)
This movie was watched by 1,795,068 watchers in its cinematic run. Perempuan Tanah Jahanam tells the story of Maya (Tara Basro), a luckless tollgate maid who was attacked by a stranger at work. Fleeing her run of bad luck in the city, she and her best friend, Dini (Marissa Anita), went back to her hometown because she was told that her family recently died and left her a lot of money. When she arrived at the village, Maya became haunted by a number of dead children. Even worse, the entire living members of the village targeted her life for an unknown hellish purpose.
Avengers: Endgame (USA)
Avengers: Endgame kicked Avatar from its position as the world’s all-time best-selling film. In its press release on 20 July 2019, Disney announced that Endgame’s earnings have exceeded that of Avatar’s on the 13th week of its release. Avatar stayed at the top of the world’s box office for 10 years with total earnings of USD 2.761 billion or IDR 37.8 trillion. On the other hand, Avengers: Endgame earned USD 2.789 billion or IDR 38.1 trillion by 21 July 2019.
Spider-Man: Far from Home (USA)
Captain Marvel initially was the third most watched film in 2019, but the half-alien superhero was defeated by the nerdy webslinger Spider-Man through Spider-Man: Far from Home. The only movie standing between it and Avengers: Endgame for most watched movie of the years is the Disney animated remake of The Lion King. Spider-Man: Far from Home is currently the 8th-most earnings movie in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Keluarga Cemara (“The Casuarina Family”) (Indonesia)
Keluarga Cemara was especially included in the Okinawa International Film Festival 2019 in Okinawa, Japan, on 18-21 April 2019. The movie, which recorded the struggles of Abah (“Daddy”), Emak (“Mommy”), Euis, and Ara to return to their comfortable life and maintain their unity after their bankruptcy, touched the heart of many Okinawan movie lovers in the festival. (nhn)