‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ The Most Pirated Films of 2014

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Disney’s ‘Frozen,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘Gravity’ and Paramount’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ top the list of most pirated films in 2014.

Disney’s Frozen, Warner Bros.’ Gravity and Paramount’s The Wolf of Wall Street topped the list of most pirated films in 2014, according to piracy tracking firm Excipio. The German company compiled the data for the period between January 1 and December 23, 2014.

The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Disney’s animated smash hit Frozen were the two most-pirated movies for the year — with each title downloaded roughly 30 million times by torrent users worldwide in 2014. Gravity trailed close behind with 29.4 million downloads, followed by The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (27.6 million) and Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World(25.7 million).

Among the top 20 most-pirated titles, effects-heavy superhero, sci-fi, fantasy andaction movies were well represented. One issue in tracking the most-pirated films of the year was that MGM’s 2014 RoboCop reboot has the same name as the original 1987 version. Downloads of the two movies combined to reach nearly 30 million, according to Excipio; however, it’s not clear how many of those the most recent RoboCop accounted for.

Here is the full list of top 20 pirated movies of the year ranked by number of downloads (along with studio and original theatrical release date):

  1. The Wolf of Wall Street 30,035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)
  2. Frozen 29,919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)
  3. RoboCop*: 29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)
  4. Gravity 29,357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)
  5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 27,627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)
  6. Thor: The Dark World 25,749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier 25,628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)
  8. The Legend of Hercules 25,137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)
  9. X-Men: Days of Future Past 24,380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)
  10. 12 Years a Slave 23,653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)
  11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 23,543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)
  12. American Hustle 23,143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)
  13. 300: Rise of an Empire 23,096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)
  14. Transformers: Age of Extinction 21,65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)
  15. Godzilla 20,956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)
  16. Noah 20,334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014)
  17. Divergent 20,312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)
  18. Edge of Tomorrow 20,299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)
  19. Captain Phillips 19,817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)
  20. Lone Survivor 19,130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)

* Combines data for both 1987 and 2014 versions.

Source: AWN