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‘We Are Groot’

Guardians of the Galaxy tops superhero genre

By Seattle Mag January 3, 2024

Guardians of the Galaxy

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2023 issue of Seattle magazine.

Imagine hanging out with Bruce Wayne. Or talking photography with Peter Parker. Perhaps brash adventurer Peter Quill is more to your taste.

We love the action and spectacle of superhero movies. In Washington state, we particularly enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy — the state’s top superhero movie of all time.

A recent study combed through Google search data and revealed the state’s five favorite superhero flicks. Guardians of the Galaxy — first released in 2014 (Vol. 3 came out earlier this year, to much acclaim) — is far and away No. 1.

Consumer website CasinosSweeps analyzed the lowest three months of search volume for more than 100 of the most popular superhero movies of all time. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Avengers: Endgame; Spider-Man: Homecoming; and The Dark Knight round out Washington’s top five.

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