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Celebrate Star Wars on Saturday, May 4

by Matthew Price Published: April 29, 2013

Some interesting facts and figures on “Star Wars” as National Star Wars day nears on May 4.

Look for more about Star Wars Day, and Free Comic Book Day, which coincides with Star Wars Day this year, upcoming this week on Nerdage and Weekend Look.

Data from a Yahoo! news release:

May the 4th Be With You: Saturday is officially National Star Wars day – Yahoo! users are anticipating May 4th, and curious about rumors of the new interactive game as [star wars 1313] is spiking 299% this month. So who are the favorite Jedis and Siths? Over the past month, the top searched Star Wars character on Yahoo! are:[darth vader], [princess leia], [chewbacca] – up 192%, [r2d2], and [yoda]. What about the actors that brought these characters to life? Despite not having a breakout hit since Star Wars,  [hayden christensen] is spiking 56% today on Yahoo!, and veteran actor [harrison ford] is also up 44%

  • 64% of searches for [star wars] come from males this month.
  • The top [star wars] searches in the past month on Yahoo! (by volume):
  1. [star wars]
  2. [star wars lego]
  3. [star wars the old republic]
  4. [star wars episode 7]
  5. [star wars 1313]
  6. [star wars actor dies]
  7. [angry birds star wars]
  8. [star wars clone wars]
by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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