DC’s ‘Shazam!’ works its magic to enter Google Philippines’ most searched lists

April 3, 2019 - 6:55 PM
Screenshot of Shazam trailer
Screenshot from 'Shazam' (2019) trailer.

“Shazam!” landed on Google Philippines’ top trending searches for its daily trends and realtime trends which indicate how popular it is on the country.

As of writing, the DC-produced superhero film is on the fourth spot of the search engine giant’s daily search trends for April 3, Wednesday and on the second spot of the realtime search trends for the past 24 hours.

Shazam daily search
A screenshot of Google Philippines’ daily trending search list as of April 3, 2019.
A screenshot of Google Philippines’ realtime trending search list for the past 24 hours as of April 3, 2019.

The daily search trend list shows a link to a Forbes article titled “‘Shazam’ Shows Why DC Films No Longer Needs Batman To Compete With Marvel” while the realtime search trend list offers a link to a Gulf News article titled “‘Shazam!’ review: Holiday adventure films get a new face.”

Google Trends show what keywords or topic are being searched about the most by users.

The daily search trend list features a particular day’s trending topic while the realtime search trend list features a minute-by-minute update on the hot topics being searched about.

“Shazam!” premiered in Philippine cinemas on April 3, Wednesday, two days before it is released in the United States.

The movie tells the story of a 14-year-old foster boy who transforms into an adult superhero by shouting the word “shazam!” courtesy of an ancient wizard who gives him powers.

He revels in his newfound abilities but he will have to master them soon in order to defeat the forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

The movie might have been trending in Google Philippines but it was previously overshadowed by the hype of two more trailers with a larger fanbase — “Game of Thrones” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

Game of Thrones” released its trailer for the final season on March 6 while “Avengers: Endgame” released the trailer for the last movie of its franchise on March 14.

Popularity of ‘Shazam!’ 

The cast of “Shazam!” previously invited Filipino fans to watch their movie in a video released by Warner Brothers Philippines, the official distributor of the movie.

“Shazam” also inspired a cafe in Mandaluyong to release a special menu with food choices having names attributed to the movie.

These are the Wisdom of Solomon Beef Kebabs, Strength of Hercules Baby Back Ribs, Stamina of Atlas Mango Float, Power of Zeus Grilled Pork chops, Courage of Achilles Honey Butter Drumstick and Speed of Mercury Macaroni Soup, among others.

In July 2018, the movie’s teaser was simultaneously released with “Aquaman,” exciting some Filipino fans who renewed their hopes in the whole DC Films franchise.