After the special report on article popularity published in February, the WP:TOP25 and WP:5000 reports have continued to chronicle the most popular Wikipedia articles on a weekly basis. For the most recently reviewed week (22–28 April), we see that it was generally a slow week, dominated by pop culture, previous entries to the list, as well as Google Doodles and Reddit threads.
For the week of 22 to 28 April, the ten most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the 5,000 most trafficked pages* were:
As per usual in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the third installment in the Iron Man series was released internationally a week early, triggering interest before its release in its home country on May 3.
Country music singer and onetime Mr. Tammy Wynette who died on April 26
This list is derived from the WP:5000 report. It excludes the Wikipedia main page (and "wiki"), non-article pages, and anomalous entries (such as DDoS attacks or likely automated views).
Standard removals this week include G-force (continuing popularity of this article, which jumped in June 2012, has been without explanation) and Cat anatomy (explanation still unknown for its continuing high view counts)
Specific removals this week (those articles for which no reason for any sudden popularity could be located):
Daniel Luke Barth (likely automated views of a vanity BLP, as judged by subjects excitement about his accomplishment on Twitter.)