According to TorrentFreak, the R-rated smash hit Deadpool was pirated more than any other movie in 2016. That’s one record the film might have hoped to avoid.
“While file-sharers may have a slight preference for geeky films, in general there’s a high correlation between piracy and box-office sales,” TorrentFreak reported (via Entertainment Weekly).
Rounding out the top five in the site’s list were Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and X-Men Apocalypse.
TorrentFreak’s list is based on a number of sources, including statistics that come from public BitTorrent trackers. Here is the full Top 10 list.
Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent in 2016:
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- Captain America: Civil War
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- X-Men Apocalypse
- Independence Day: Resurgence
- Suicide Squad
- Finding Dory
- The Revenant