MUSO tracks unlicensed file-sharing of film content across the torrent network. Here's the titles that were most popular in the month of May.
The Marvel film, Avengers: Infinity War was rank 1, with increased popularity driven by the release of Avengers: Endgame. We can assume viewers wanted to recap the previous film before watching the new one.
Interestingly, the new Avengers film did not appear in the top 20 titles, as file quality appears to have a large impact on the demand for torrents piracy.
By looking at certain films that saw high quality leaks during the month of May (typically inline with HD Digital release dates), we can see how activity spikes with the higher quality version becoming available.
Captain Marvel saw the single highest downloads of any title in a 24 hour period, as a 1080p version of the film became available on torrent sites on May 27. Despite these spikes in activity for Shazam!, Captain Marvel, & Aquaman, the consistent popularity of the Avengers means it holds the top spot. Large amounts of other activity can also be attributed to the Marvel back-catalogue, in anticipation of the latest release.
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