‘Interstellar’ has topped the most pirated movies list of 2015 with 46 million illegal downloads

By Ruma Saha | 2 years ago
‘Interstellar’ has topped the most pirated movies list of 2015 with 46 million illegal downloads
Photograph of Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey in a scene from “Interstellar.”

The pirated movies list of 2015 has revealed that “Interstellar” has topped the list with 46 million illegal downloads. This list is dreaded by all the movie studio and they don’t want their film featuring on that list. The ranking for most pirated movies list depends on total illegal downloads.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that in 2015 the pirated movies have earned the most money compared to other years from worldwide market. The total downloads have grown up alarmingly this year. In last year the most pirated movie was “The Wolf of Wall Street” which attracted 33 million illegal downloads but this year “Interstellar” has attracted 46 million illegal downloads globally which is higher than the last year’s figure. “Interstellar” had a budget of $165 million and it made $675 million from the box office worldwide if this 46 million downloads were not made illegally then the film would have earned even more.

The film “Terminator: Genisys” has featured on number 9 rank in the list with 31 million illegal downloads. This film had made $89 million at domestic box office which was just half the amount of the film’s budget. Perhaps due to this problem of illegal downloads in such a high figure so the film could not do well commercially. The producer was saved from incurring heavy loss by the income from worldwide box office.


The Guardian reports that this figure of total illegal downloads are released from a piracy tracking firm Excipio. The newly released movie have featured in top ranks in the list. For example, “Fast and Furious 7” has 44 million illegal downloads, “Avenger: The Age of Ultron” has 41 million illegal downloads, “Jurassic world” has 36.8 million illegal downloads thereby placing it in the fourth rank in the list, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has hold the fifth rank with 36.4 million downloads.

The report further says that the news of the most pirated movie list broke out due to the recent verdict of imprisonment given to five convict held from West Midlands, for masterminding 5 million pound piracy operation. They were caught through their facebook accounts.

The five convicts are Sahil Rafiq, Graeme Reid, Reece Baker, Scott Hemming and Ben Cooper and they are sentenced to varied term of imprisonment depending on the intensity of their crime. The case was filed by Hollywood backed anti-piracy group Federation Against Copyright Theft to track the piracy market leader.


Photo Source: Facebook/Interstellar Movie

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