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Have you heard about the folks at Marvel and 20th Century Fox being on the lookout? That is true as everyone in the production house as well as the distributors are implementing desperate measures to avoid piracy of the X-Men: Apocalypse movie. Ever since the movie released in the U.K. on Wednesday (May 18), there has been a drop seen in collections of other movies thanks to the substantial hike in the box office of X-Men: Apocalypse. Such a thing should make the makers really happy, except for that lone drawback. Now that the movie is out, it seems like the entire world wants to watch X-Men: Apocalypse online! There has been a record-breaking rise in search terms like “download X-Men: Apocalypse full movie” on Google. And, the rise has not fallen since May 18, even though the official X-Men: Apocalypse release date for the North America is May 27.

This has now become a tradition for all the Marvel movies. We must say that the studios must have had enough with the rising threat of their movies getting pirated after release. Things are still pretty much critical as the production companies as well as the distributors are trying to stop the new X-Men movie from being leaked online. Proof of this is the rise of similar terms on Google Trends. This marks as the primary alert for the distributors of X-Men: Apocalypse. It appears to be that “download X-Men: Apocalypse full movie” and “X-Men: Apocalypse torrent” have become the top-trending search terms on Google.

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Catering to the overflowing online demands, many shady web sites have started putting up links for people. Say, if someone is looking to watch the new X-Men movie online, they will look it up on Google. Then, these links show up and help them download the X-Men: Apocalypse full movie online—for free! That is a major concern for the makers of X-Men: Apocalypse. These pirated prints get leaked online, and within minutes everybody around the world knows a way to watch the movie for free. Ditching the theaters and watching X-Men: Apocalypse online at home dents the movie’s box office collections in the worst way possible.

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Why Is Piracy Bad?

What people don’t get is, if we download any movie illegally, then the makers don’t make money. If there isn’t enough money collected, the studios’ future projects are badly hit. That just means that sooner or later, we won’t have any good superhero movies being made. The piracy issue must really stop if everyone wants to continue watching movies like X-Men: Apocalypse.

This is not the very first instance when piracy has hurt the box office. In the past, piracy had inflicted box office numbers for several movies like Expendable 3 (2014), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and also, the recent Marvel blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War. By the looks of it, X-Men: Apocalypse is also on its way to suffer huge losses if people continue watching the movie illegally. Is it really worth it? When it comes to movies like these, you really shouldn’t ditch the multiplexes and movie theaters. First of all, movies like X-Men: Apocalypse are made to be watched in 3D; there is no other way. The cinematic experience is really worth the amount of money we pay for the tickets. If you watch it at home by streaming it live online, you won’t be awestruck by those “Woah” moments. Moments like the intense fight scenes, those slow motion scenes, and the epic climaxes are what these movies are all about!

Reasons for X-Men: Apocalypse Getting Leaked Online


There are many reasons why every Marvel movie, or any superhero movie for that matter, has a greater chance of getting leaked. Other movies don’t have the kind of appeal these movies have. People are tempted to watch these movies as soon as possible, and they do not consider the way they watch it.

The main reason for X-Men: Apocalypse to get pirated is probably because of the spoilers that have been doing the rounds. The top one is whether “Wolverine is back in X-Men: Apocalypse. The most popular and favorite mutant of the entire X-Men series has made this flick more prone to piracy. Even though not intentional, watching Hugh Jackman return as Wolverine in X-Men: Apocalypse is one of the main reason everyone is trying to download this movie and watch it.

Then, there is also the eagerness of watching the other actors of the X-Men: Apocalypse cast.  On the page for X-Men: Apocalypse on IMDB, it says that the entire cast of X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) will be seen in the movie. Plus, there is also the excitement to see new cast depicting the roles of the new X-Men characters. People want to see the new mutant characters like Nightcrawler, Psylocke, and Angel, and see how they battle it out in the X-Men: Apocalypse movie.

Taking all that into account, we insist you to use these reasons for urging yourself to watch X-Men: Apocalypse, which is now out in the U.K. and will be out in North America this Friday (May 27). If you are busy throughout the week, then book the X-Men: Apocalypse tickets for the long weekend and celebrate Memorial Day in a better way!

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