[Movies] The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Is The Most Pirated Film Of 2013
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.31.2013
Followed by Django Unchained and Fast & Furious 6...
TorrentFreak (via NME) reports that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is the most pirated film of 2013 as it was illegally downloaded 8.4 million times. The film was directed by Peter Jackson and follows Bilbo Baggins and a group of dwarves who want to reclaim their homeland.
It was followed by Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained (8 million) and Fast & Furious 6 (7.9 million). The rest of the top ten includes Iron Man 3 (7.6 million), Silver Linings Playbook (7.5 million), Star Trek Into Darkness (7.4 million), Gangster Squad (7.2 million), Now You See Me (7 million), The Hangover Part 3 (6.9 million) and World War Z (6.7 million).
Even with the large amount of illegal downloads, the numbers are slightly down from 2012 and Hollywood is still bringing in $11 billion for 2013. There are also several high-grossing films not on the list, including The Hunger Game: Catching Fire (which was released in November so there just may not have been enough downloads by the time the list was made), Despicable Me 2, Monsters University, Gravity and Man Of Steel.
The data was put together from several sources included download statistics by public BitTorrent trackers. It doesn't include copies on rogue online-streaming sites or cyberlockers.