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Kia and X-Men take top spot

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The king has been dethroned.

Volkswagen’s “The Force,” the 2011 Super Bowl ad that took the top spot on our All Time viral video rankings for the last three years, no longer reigns supreme.

The new No. 1: Kia’s “Kia X-Car.”

The campaign is a mashup between X-Men and Kia’s sponsorship of the 2016 Australian Open. The premise is that tennis star Rafael Nadel’s right arm is unnaturally super strong, one might even say mutant. The featured spot then devolves into a series of clips from the rebooted X-Men films with shots of the Kia Sportage transforming from one frame to the next. It’s a chaotic flash sequence of seemingly disconnected clips – which, apparently, is just what the internet demands.

The spot shot to the top with 97,498,620 views.

As for Volkswagen, don’t cry too many tears. “The Force” is still comfortable at No. 2 with 89,231,608 views; and two other VW spots make the All Time rankings.

1
All Time
Kia X-Car
Kia X-Car Kia
(True Reach): 97,517,815
 
2
All Time
The Force
The Force Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
(True Reach): 89,312,904
 
3
All Time
A Message to Space
A Message to Space Hyundai
Innocean Worldwide Seoul
(True Reach): 71,940,836
 
4
All Time
Fiesta Movement 2013
Fiesta Movement 2013 Ford
Team Detroit
(True Reach): 63,638,798
 
5
All Time
The Lexus Hoverboard
The Lexus Hoverboard Lexus
CHI & Partners
(True Reach): 49,315,541
 
6
All Time
The Chase
The Chase Hyundai
INNOCEAN Worldwide
(True Reach): 44,404,545
 
7
All Time
The Dog Strikes Back
The Dog Strikes Back Volkswagen
Deutsch Los Angeles
(True Reach): 43,906,442
 
8
All Time
#withdad
#withdad Nissan
TBWA/Chiat/Day Los Angeles
(True Reach): 43,509,185
 
9
All Time
The Fun Theory
The Fun Theory Volkswagen
DDB Stockholm
(True Reach): 40,050,710
 
10
All Time
One Tank Adventure
One Tank Adventure Ford
Team Detroit
(True Reach): 38,422,995
 
UPDATED: 4/4/2016 4:00 pm US ET - updates historic list
Tags: Viral Video

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