Despite the shut down of Kick Ass Torrents, one of the most popular torrent sites, torrent downloads continued to boom throughout 2016.
Movies are one of the most items people download on torrent websites, and for 2016, the most downloaded movie on torrent websites was anti-superhero movie, Deadpool.
The list was compiled by website Torrent Freak, with fellow superhero movies Batman vs Superman and Captain America: Civil War.
“Pirated copies of the American superhero film first appeared early February triggering millions of downloads during the months that followed,” wrote the site. “Even today, thousands of people are still actively sharing it.”
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“Superheroes and comics are doing very well on torrent sites this year, as the top three is completed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America Civil War. And further down the list we also find X-Men Apocalypse and Suicide Squad. While file-sharers may have a slight preference for geeky films, in general there’s a high correlation between piracy and box-office sales. That is, top grossing movies tend to do well on torrent sites too.”
They added: “Independence Day: Resurgence is somewhat of an exception in this regard, as it secured a spot in the top 10 while being a relative flop in movie theaters, at least in the U.S.”
The top 10 most pirated movies of 2016 were:
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
3. Captain America: Civil War
4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
5. X-Men: Apocalypse
7. Independence Day: Resurgence
8. Suicide Squad
9. Finding Dory
10. The Revenant
This is a new year though. Stop downloading movies illegally and go the cinema or something. Support someone’s hustle!