The Wolf of Wall Street was most pirated movie of 2014


The Wolf of Wall Street was most pirated movie of 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street earned more than $390 million at the box office and picked up five nominations at the Academy Awards. And now it can add “Most pirated movie of 2014” to its list of accolades.

The sex-and-drugs-and-rock-and-roll look at the life of stockbroker Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, was downloaded approximately 30 million times, according to Variety. It topped the list of downloaded titles, beating the likes of Frozen and Gravity.

Frozen was downloaded around 29.919 million times with the combined efforts of 1987’s and 2014’s RoboCop taking third on the list with 29.879 million downloads. Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug rounded out the top five.

By comparison, the most downloaded movie of last year, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, was only downloaded 8.72 million times. It’s unlikely that Hollywood will mourn the shutdown of The Pirate Bay.

Meanwhile, the controversial Sony film, The Interview, has been downloaded approximately 2 million times since its release on December 24th. While Sony made the title available online, it was not released outside of North America, leaving torrents as the only way for international audiences to see it.

Top 20 Most Downloaded Films of 2014:

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.

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