'Deadpool' tops film piracy list for 2016

The Marvel feature takes out top movie torrent for the year.

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Published Sat, Jan 7 2017 9:05 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Despite grossing nearly $800 million at the world wide box office, the insane popularity of 'Deadpool' has seen the film top the list of most torrented film of 2016.

'Deadpool' tops film piracy list for 2016 | TweakTown.com

According to a report published by Torrent Freak, the Ryan Reynolds lead 'X-Men' spin-off triggered millions of downloads following the February theatrical release, and continuing strongly throughout the year. In no big surprise, Hollywood's 2016 tent pole blockbusters such as 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' followed closely in second place, with 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' took fourth and fifth place respectively.

Meanwhile, the Digital Entertainment Group confirmed this week that sell-through of packaged movie media on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD was down 9.5% for the year, but digital releases such as streaming and video on demand was up 15.2%.

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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