Wikipedia:Top 25 Report/July 22 to 28, 2018

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Most Popular Wikipedia Articles of the Week (July 22 to 28, 2018)[edit]

Prepared with commentary by JFG

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Sad khans say so much[edit]

Mamma Mia! Nostalgia!! Here we go again!!!

For the week of July 22 to 28, 2018, the 25 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the WP:5000 report were:

Rank Article Class Views Image Notes
1 Demi Lovato Good article 2,433,262 Demi Lovato 7 (40988738890).jpg What's up with all these singers on drugs? More proof that being a top Twitter luminary doesn't buy happiness or mental stability. Sad!
2 July 2018 lunar eclipse Start-Class article 1,382,648 Lunar Total Eclipse on July 27, 2018 (100 2006) (43696968392) (cropped).jpg The Moon turned bloody, and dancing zombies took over the world. Sad!
3 Imran Khan C-Class article 783,758 Imran Khan - portrait (cropped).jpg Twitter strikes again. Oops, neither this Khan, nor that one. Imran merely won an election (#8). Sad!
4 Deaths in 2018 List-Class article 759,269 3d CT scan animation.gif Obituaries are still the most popular article each and every year. Sad!
5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again! C-Class article 738,092 Mamma mia!.svg Sad!!! Exclamation mark!
6 Mission: Impossible – Fallout C-Class article 618,233 Mi-logo.svg A boring, tired franchise. Very Sad! (forget #12, worship #13 precursors)
7 6ix9ine Start-Class article 611,674 Tekashi 6ix9ine.png Some rich thug on drugs got beaten up by some poor thugs on drugs. Or for drugs. Or both. Color me surprised. Sad!
8 Pakistani general election, 2018 C-Class article 585,838 Flag of Pakistan.svg In Pakistan, a Khan (#3) became the khan. Sad!
9 Rowan Atkinson C-Class article 524,722 Rowan Atkinson 2011 2 cropped.jpg Rumors of his death were temporarily exaggerated. Same for us all, really. Sad!
10 Shazam! (film) C-Class article 515,579 Captain Marvel cosplay.jpg Why not call them Shadak and Dhazam! ? I for one wouldn't see the difference. Sad!
11 Dhadak C-Class article 504,613 Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor in 2018.jpg
12 Tom Cruise B-Class article 501,980 Tom Cruise (34797273596).jpg Dude, are you still a scientologist? This is so 20th century. Sad!
13 Mission: Impossible (film series) B-Class article 497,040 Fuse burning.jpg I want my 1970s back, with Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. All we have left is their daughter and Tom Cruise (#12). Sad!
14 Priyanka Chopra Featured article 470,797 Priyanka Chopra graces the red carpet of Zee Cine Awards 2018 (07).jpg Actress got engaged (#16). Millions of broken hearts. Sad!
15 2018 FIFA World Cup B-Class article 436,403 France champion of the Football World Cup Russia 2018.jpg Guys, it's over, you may turn off the TV now. France will brag on and on for 20 years. Sad!
16 Nick Jonas C-Class article 433,403 Nick Jonas - 2012 Drama League Benefit Gala-2.jpg British bookmakers will take your bets on the divorce (#14). Sad!
17 Captain Marvel (DC Comics) C-Class article 404,083 SpecialEditionComicsNo1.jpg Captain Marvel, a.k.a. Shazam! (born 1939, #10 on Wikipedia) is older than Donald Trump, a.k.a. Big Rocket Man (born 1946, #18 on Twitter). Sad!
18 Sacred Games (TV series) Start-Class article 393,572 Saif Ali Khan snapped at Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 05.jpg Yet another Khan stars in there. Don't you have more names? Sad!
19 List of Steven Universe episodes List-Class article 392,829 Wondercon 2016-4357.jpg Can't conjure up anything sad to say about this one. Sad!
20 Mesut Özil C-Class article 389,570 20180602 FIFA Friendly Match Austria vs. Germany Mesut Özil 850 0704.jpg When a Turkish player starring in England resigns from the German team over a political selfie, you know the world is about to end (#2). Sad!
21 Lunar eclipse B-Class article 378,596 Lunareclipse-ue.png This diagram is so wrong it's not even wrong. We call ourselves an encyclopedia? Sad!
Made by a Khan! It's a conspiracy!! We live in a simulation!!!
22 Lily James Start-Class article 377,301 Lilly James (35036323024).jpg She's young, she's pretty, she's smart.

She stars in Mamma Mia (#5). SAD!!!
23 Sergio Marchionne C-Class article 375,084 Fiat Sergio Marchionne.jpg This buoyant Italian manager became an expert at reviving the fortunes of century-old industrial giants: Alusuisse for aluminum, Lonza for chemicals, and Fiat for aluminum boxes burning chemicals. Over a 15-year tenure, he snatched this moribund European automobile company and a terminally-ill American cousin from the claws of death (#4).

Fiat lived, Sergio died. Sad!
24 Castle Rock (TV series) C-Class article 361,073 Stephen King - 2011.jpg Why is the King of horror not a khan? (#3, #8, #18, #21) Sad!
25 Mamma Mia! (film) B-Class article 342,729 ABBA 2008 Av Daniel Åhs.jpg Mamma mia!, exclaimed Marchionne (#23) when he first glanced at the books of Fiat. Sad!
Almost made it. Sad!

(Extension courtesy of Igordebraga)

Most Popular Wikipedia Articles of the Week (July 22 to 28, 2018)


  • This list excludes the Wikipedia main page, non-article pages (such as redlinks), and anomalous entries (such as DDoS attacks or likely automated views). Since mobile view data became available to the Report in October 2014, we exclude articles that have almost no mobile views (5–6% or less) or almost all mobile views (94–95% or more) because they are very likely to be automated views based on our experience and research of the issue. Please feel free to discuss any removal on the talk page if you wish. Except if you're EXO, then read WP:DENY and weep. Sad!
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