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'The Hobbit' Is 2013's Most Pirated Film

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.

  1. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
  2. "Django Unchained"
  3. "Fast and Furious 6"
  4. "Iron Man 3"
  5. "Silver Linings Playbook"
  6. "Star Trek Into Darkness"
  7. "Gangster Squad"
  8. "Now You See Me"
  9. "The Hangover Part 3"
  10. "World War Z"

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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."

Source: TorrentFreak 

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  • Warsaw
    If anything, I believe pirating promotes the product in a way that the RIAA & MPAA don't see. Everything that is usually pirated *that is good* IMO does even better than it would otherwise. The only thing they complain about is the crap that's put out and pirated, just because it's not a quality product/rushed out the door/or just lack of dedication on it they think pirating is the sole reason it's failing.