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By Igordebraga, TheJoebro64, CAWylie, Ltbdl, Shuipzv3, Krimuk2.0 and Death Editor 2
This traffic report is adapted from the Top 25 Report, prepared with commentary by Igordebraga, TheJoebro64, CAWylie, Ltbdl, Shuipzv3, Krimuk2.0 and Death Editor 2 (December 3–9, 2023) and by Igordebraga and CAWylie (December 10–16, 2023).

Hey, what's the big deal? Tell me how to feel (December 3–9, 2023)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 Animal (2023 film) 5,560,820 I'd rather be with an animal... Ranbir Kapoor stars in this Bollywood movie about a man's quest for revenge on the guys who tried to kill his father, that managed to become the highest-grossing in the world for its opening weekend (even entering the American top 10), overcoming mixed reviews on how the protagonist is an embodiment of toxic masculinity.
2 Ryan O'Neal 1,313,128 An American actor who died at the age of 82, whose best moments were in the 1970s with films like Love Story, What's Up, Doc?, Barry Lyndon, and Paper Moon, the last of which alongside daughter Tatum O'Neal (who won the Oscar at just 10 for her role). Regarding the rest of his career, let's just leave this.
3 Tripti Dimri 1,101,282 This Indian actress's small role (slightly larger than a cameo appearance) in #1 was apparently a "treat to look out for", leading to loads of Wikipedia views and Instagram followers.
4 Leave the World Behind (film) 986,506 Released in theaters in November and to streaming this week, this apocalyptic thriller, based on the novel of the same name, depicts what happens to humanity when technology fails us, or rather is controlled to do so. The film is produced by and stars Julia Roberts (pictured).
5 Deaths in 2023 980,794 Last day of the rest of my life
I wish I would've known
'Cause I didn't kiss my mama goodbye...
6 Shane MacGowan 926,977 People continued to mourn the frontman of The Pogues, a punk of many words and few teeth. His funeral was attended by the president of Ireland and celebrities such as Nick Cave, Johnny Depp, Bob Geldof, Aidan Gillen, and last but certainly not least former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, and featured a performance of the holiday classic "Fairytale of New York".
7 Macaulay Culkin 926,247 Success might have waned for this actor as an adult, but Culkin is now eternized with a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Among those in attendance were Catherine O'Hara, who played his mom in Culkin's best known role, Home Alone and its sequel.
8 Godzilla Minus One 885,761 The giant radioactive dinosaur that is one of Japan's cultural icons will have its 70th anniversary in 2024, so Toho celebrated one year earlier with a period piece where Godzilla emerges shortly after the end of World War II. Godzilla Minus One earned positive reviews and along with already having paid itself with the Japanese box office, is performing well in North America, with two straight weekends at #3, behind The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes as runner-up to Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé and The Boy and the Heron. (In the meantime, the American Godzilla of the MonsterVerse got a trailer for his return in Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.)
9 Norman Lear 876,342 The television king, who wrote, created, or developed over 100 shows in the 1970s and 1980s, died at age 101 on December 5. His sitcoms cleverly broached political and social themes of the time.
10 Premier League 822,401 The highest-level English football system made headlines over a stalemate to help fund other struggling systems.

Broadcast me a joyful noise unto the times, lord (December 10–16, 2023)

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes/about
1 Animal (2023 film) 3,332,995 It's animal, livin' in the human zoo...
2 Leave the World Behind (film) 2,807,615 The film (co-star Mahershala Ali pictured) with a simple message, and a lackluster ending, was the top film on Netflix with 41.7 million views.
3 Andre Braugher 2,557,735 This double-Emmy Award-winning actor of television, film, and stage died at age 61 from lung cancer on December 11.
4 Deaths in 2023 1,001,973 If I wane, this could die
If I wait, this could die...
5 Tommy DeVito (American football) 820,601 This "zero-to-hero" quarterback is keeping the New York Giants in NFL playoff contention.
6 UEFA Champions League 718,583 The group phase of Europe's top club tournament ended. Most of the qualified teams aren't surprising (including last year's finalists Manchester City and Inter Milan and perennial favorites Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and FC Barcelona), but there was still room for F.C. Copenhagen over the once mighty Manchester United.
7 Shohei Ohtani 744,102 "Shotime", now a Los Angeles Dodgers player, just signed the largest contract in professional sports history: ten years, US$700 million.
8 Wonka (film) 701,240 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory already inspired two hit movies, so now there's an attempt at a prequel telling Willy Wonka's beginnings as a chocolatier, starring Timothée Chalamet. Praised by reviewers as great family picture with impressive production values and another catchy soundtrack, Wonka arrives in North America one week after being released in 37 countries, and is expected to debut atop the box office.
9 Premier League 643,562 The latest season of English football keeps on rolling. Arsenal F.C. are currently leading, and hoping they won't choke in the final rounds like last season, specially to give the resonance of another title in the 20th anniversary of their unbeaten championship.
10 List of highest-grossing Indian films 626,796 Ten of the 50 highest-grossing Indian films were released in 2023, with #1 quickly cracking the Top 10 upon release last week.

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