Despite the ease and breadth of online piracy, film will have a record box office of $11 Billion in 2013. BitTorrent news site TorrentFreak has compiled a list of the most pirated films, with the first "Hobbit" movie topping the charts. It's no surprise that some of the year's biggest hits were also popular on torrent.
- "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
- "Django Unchained"
- "Fast and Furious 6"
- "Iron Man 3"
- "Silver Linings Playbook"
- "Star Trek Into Darkness"
- "Gangster Squad"
- "Now You See Me"
- "The Hangover Part 3"
- "World War Z"
TorrentFreak points out that there is no evidence that piracy damages box office revenue. The Hobbit being the most pirated film and yet having $1 Billion in revenue worldwide seems to support that thesis.
The site states how the list was created: "The data is estimated by TorrentFreak based on several sources, including download statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers. Files downloaded between January 1st and mid-December are counted, which means that the list has a bias towards films that were released earlier in the year."
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