While the 71st Golden Globe Awards, held on 12 January, had an impact on the top 25, their presence was largely absent from the Top 10. With the exception of Best Actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio, the only Golden Globe entrants in the Top 10 are films that would have been there anyway. The most prominent film on the list remains The Wolf of Wall Street, which didn't even win in the Best Drama category. It will be interesting to see if this disinterest carries over to the Oscars in March.
For the full top 25 of the week, including exclusions, see WP:TOP25.
For the week of 12–18 January, the 10 most popular articles on Wikipedia, as determined from the report of the 5,000 most viewed pages* were:
The controversial gorilla conservationist whose life was dramatised in Gorillas in the Mist got a Google Doodle on what would have been her 83rd birthday if she hadn't been murdered in mysterious circumstances in 1985.
The contemporary-set revamp of the Sherlock Holmes mythos has become a surprise global hit (and turned its star, Benedict Cumberbatch into an international sex symbol) and is now watched in 200 countries and territories (out of 254), so it's not surprising that its much ballyhooed return from a two-year hiatus was met with feverish anticipation.
Despite not winning a Golden Globe, Martin Scorsese's acclaimed account of one person's contribution to our general economic misery remains popular with the public; it opened to a respectable $34 million on Christmas Day, and has now made almost $125 million worldwide.
The curious case of a minister's wife, who was found dead by her husband, Shashi Tharoor, after having received texts suggesting he had been having an affair with a journalist, has excited the Indian press after the coroner ruled her death unnatural.
The 8th most popular article of 2013 and the 3rd most popular Wikipedia article between 2010 and 2012. Even when not on the list, this article is a perpetual bubble-under-er. Not really surprising that the country with by far the most English speakers would be the most popular on the English Wikipedia.