It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the lead of all illegally downloaded films as the movie ranks No. 1 on the list of Most Pirated Movies in 2014. Read on for more details.
According to Variety, there seems to be an irony with “The Wolf of Wall Street” garnering the top spot in the list of Most Pirated Films of 2014. The story, (which revolved around a guy whose success came from greed, cheating and corruption), is pretty similar to how potential moviegoers actually cheated on the film by illegally downloading the movie instead of watching it on theaters. The movie, which was released during Christmas Day in Dec. 25, 2013. domestically earned $116 million and $392 million worldwide. In the movie, Leonardo DiCaprio played Jordan Belfort alongside Jonah Hill (Donnie Azoff), Matthew McConaughey (Mark Hanna) and Margot Robbie (Naomi Lapaglia).
According to Excipio, “The Wolf of Wall Street” received 30.035 million illegal downloads from Jan. 1 to Dec. 23, 2014. The movie was followed by Disney’s “Frozen,” which was illegally downloaded 29.919 million times.
“RoboCop” came in third with 29.879 million combined downloads from the 1987 and 2014 versions of the film. The award winning movie “Gravity” is the fourth most pirated film this year with 29.357 million downloads.
Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," the second installment to J.R.R. Tolkien’s series, completes the top five list with 27.627 million illegal downloads in 2014. Its third and final installment, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” has reached the $600 million mark at the Global Box Office as it tops the charts yet again in its third consecutive weekend.
It can be remembered that Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent sharing sites has been taken down after a raid in Sweden. The file sharing service went down in Dec. 9, 2014. It was after the Swedish police seized their servers and computers in Stockholm after being charged with copyright violations. Two of its original founders, Peter Sunde, and Gottfrid Svartholm were imprisoned for the same charges. Other popular torrent sites that went down include EZTV, Torrage and Zoink.
Click HERE to see the entire list of Top 20 Most Pirated Movies in 2014 via Variety.
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