Deadpool Was the Most Pirated Movie of 2016 – Report

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.

Released in February 2016, Deadpool made a massive $ 783 million at the worldwide box office against a budget of just $ 58 million, according to Box Office Mojo. A sequel of course is on the way.

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“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:

  1. Deadpool
  2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  3. Captain America: Civil War
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  5. X-Men Apocalypse
  6. Warcraft
  7. Independence Day: Resurgence
  8. Suicide Squad
  9. Finding Dory
  10. The Revenant

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