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‘Deadpool’ tops list of most-torrented movies for 2016

People couldn't get enough of superhero movies this year.


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Jan 2, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 7:02 am CDT

The internet couldn’t get enough of Deadpool in 2016. The box-office hit has earned the title of the most-torrented movie of the year, according to data compiled by TorrentFreak.

The piracy-minded publication mined several sources to find the beloved anti-hero at the top of the year’s list for most-torrented films, including download stats from public BitTorrent trackers.

There’s a strong correlation in 2016 between superhero movies and torrenting popularity. Following Deadpool are Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Captain America: Civil War, and X-Men Apocalypse,.

Box office sales also contributed to torrent stats, with Suicide Squad coming in at no. 8  and Finding Dory at no. 9. Deadpool and Captain America were also among the highest-grossing films of 2016, the former raking in $783 million worldwide.

At least the film still fared well amid topping 2016’s most-torrented movies. View the entire top-10 list here.

H/T Entertainment Weekly

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*First Published: Jan 2, 2017, 2:59 pm CST