Deadpool was the most torrented movie of 2016

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Jan 3, 2017

We already know Game of Thrones took the top spot as the most-torrented TV show of the year, but which movie was the most pirated of 2016?

TorrentFreak has compiled its list of the most pirated films of the year, and surprise(!), Deadpool took the top spot for the year. Which isn’t much of a surprise, to be honest. The film was a monster hit at the box office, and comic book/action fare typically proves pretty popular for pirating. So Deadpool was pretty much the perfect storm. 

Interestingly, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice edged out Captain America: Civil War for the No. 2 spot. Star Wars: The Force Awakens clocked in at No. 4 behind the trio of hit superhero flicks. After that, a series of box-office duds round out the Top 10, including X-Men: Apocalypse, Warcraft and Independence Day: Resurgence. Best guess? Would-be viewers opted to pirate those flicks instead of flushing the cash at the box office. Hits Suicide Squad, Finding Dory and The Revenant rounded out the Top 10.

Here’s the full list:

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

Any of the Top 10 surprise you?

(Via TorrentFreak)