2016, definitely a big movie year, is crowded with tons of Hollywood blockbusters, exquisite animation movies and more. Reports point out great commercial success of 2016 movies, while some researches make us clear about the popularity of pirated movies. Would like to know what’re the most downloaded movies online for free? Read on to learn top 10 most pirated movies of 2016 so far.
2016 Most Pirated Movies – Top 10
Through a decade of development since first announced, Warcraft was finally released on June 10, 2016. Based on Warcraft video game series, it portrays how the unit of humans and dissenting orcs to stop an invasion of planet Azeroth by an orc horde. Warcraft is not well received by critics and audiences for the mess storyline but attracts quite a lot game players and some people who just heard the name of this game to seek for a free source to download. It is always included in top 10 weekly movie download chart after its release and also becomes one of the most pirated movies of 2016.
Independence Day: Resurgence
Two decades later, Independence Day: Resurgence, as sequel to first Independence Day film was shown to the public demonstrating a world saving war against the alien force which is much more advanced than 20 years ago. Disappointingly, chaotic plot and extravagant action sequences turn it to be a low-rating movie and box office failure. However, Independence Day: Resurgence gains a success in pirated movie market. Possibly influenced by negative reviews, most movie fans prefer to get free downloads to feed curiosity rather than pay for movie ticket.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
As the second installment of DC Comics movies following Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice presents a conflict between Batman and Superman. Who is the real hero mankind need? The question should be answered in this film. Actually, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice goes into a big disappointment on rating, average 5 of 10. Although it debuted with a new box office records, the gross drops dramatically in the following weeks. However, it is verified as one of the most downloaded movies on torrent sites despite of negative reviews.
X-Men: Apocalypse is the ninth installment of X-Men series released on May 27, 2016 in United Stated. This 2016 Marvel movie introduces a new mutant En Sabah Nur who is ambitious to take over the world and forms a team of renegade mutants. X-Men should defeat him. X-Men: Apocalypse doesn’t please everyone receiving mixed reviews but wins a box office success. Also, the statistics of free downloads on Bittorrent indicates that X-Men: Apocalypse undeniably turns to be top pirated movie in this summer.
Captain America: Civil War
Compared with the above most pirated movies, Captain America: Civil War obtains both critical and commercial success. In this movie, a rivalry of Captain America and Iron Man happens due to their different opinions in political interference in Avenger’s activities. Tight plot, new characters (Spiderman and Ant Man), great performances of actors and amazing visual effects help Captain America: Civil War gain positive reviews. In addition, it is current highest-grossing film of 2016 with over $1.1 billion of box office.
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book is an adaptation of 1967 animated film of the same name. This 2016 Disney movie narrates an adventure story that Mowgli starts a Jungle journey with the help of the partner Bagheera and the bear Baloo. It is considered as an excellent remake for kids and adults, while $961.2 million box office makes it become the third highest-grossing film of 2016. Meanwhile, The Jungle Book takes a good rank on top 10 most pirated movies list of 2016.
Deadpool is another most pirated Marvel movie in this list. In this film, Wade Wilson, a former Special Forces owns accelerated healing powers after being subjected to a rogue experiment. The alter ego Deadpool appears. Deadpool is r-rated due to strong violence, sexual content and graphic nudity, while well received thanks to its funny and gleefully style as well as excellent cast performances. It is also the highest-grossing r-rated film worldwide obtaining $782.6 million box office.
Zootopia is the most successful animated movie in 2016, which is not only praised as “Best of the best”, but earns a high gross of over $1 billion ranking No.2 on highest-grossing film of 2016 chart following Captain America: Civil War. The plot is simple but impressive. Cooperation between the rabbit cop Judy Hopps and the red fox con artist Nick Wilde is reached to uncover a conspiracy. The spectacular cinematography, enchanting music and stunning acting indeed appealed Disney movie followers to go to cinema while inspired a lot of people get Zootopia pirated movie online.
The Revenant was limitedly released on 25 December 2015 in United States while expanding widely on 8 January 2016. It went to one of the most downloaded movies after 88th Academy Awards, at where The Revenant won 3 awards, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography. This Western film leads us to witness how the legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass survive after being injured from a bear attack and left for dead by his hunting team. It is highly praised for great story, gorgeous photography of natural landscape and perfect performances by Leonardo DiCaprio pushing it to be the biggest winner on many grand film awards of 2016.
The Legend of Tarzan
Based on the classic fictional character Tarzan, The Legend of Tarzan depicts a tale that Tarzan was called back to jungle from London to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. It receives mixed reviews. Some watchers use “Magnifique” to describe this film while some others think it lacks in excitement and wastes time and money. Despite of various opinions in The Legend of Tarzan, it becomes a hit item in pirated movies market. So far from its release date, 1 July 2016, it gets a rank on the chart of top 10 most downloaded movies.