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The Dark Knight Rises Had The Most Watched Movie Trailer On YouTube In 2012

While the system has its problems and flaws, YouTube is a pretty great thing. In addition to being an outlet that allows people to post all kinds of original content for all of the internet to see, it's also a great haven for movie trailers, a place where you can type in the name of your favorite movie and instantaneously get any of its preview. But of all the movies that were released in 2012, which feature's trailer received the most hits on YouTube?

The answer to that question, according to Think With Google (via SlashFilm), the winner is The Dark Knight Rises - specifically the third theatrical trailer. Since its release on April 30th, the trailer has gotten 26.8 million views. Second place among movies was the first trailer for Skyfall (17.5 million), followed by Seth MacFarlane's Ted (15.4 million) and then The Hunger Games (12.5 million). You can watch the winning trailer below:

There are two very surprising things about the list. The first is that the top 10 is all inclusive - meaning video games and television is included - and The Dark Knight Rises actually placed third overall behind trailers for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The possibly more bizarre element, however, is that the biggest blockbuster of the year, Joss Whedon's The Avengers, is nowhere to be found on the list. I honestly want to know how the hell that could have happened.

Think With Google has the full top 10 over on their site along with links to the trailers so that you can watch them. But while you're doing that, what was your favorite trailer of the year? Let us know in the comments below.

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