‘Wolf’ Topped 2014’s List of Most-Pirated Movies

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It’s easier than ever to pirate online content, a fact that’s compelled millions of people to download movies illegally. Piracy-tracking firm Excipio recently put together a list of the most-pirated movies of 2014—think of it as yet another year-end “best of” list, albeit one guaranteed to drive Hollywood executives into a rage—and the rankings contain few surprises: What triumphed at the box office also tended to do well on websites devoted to pirated content.

The following list contains Excipio’s estimates of how many times a particular film was downloaded illegally. Much to its producers’ chagrin, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street can now add “Most Pirated” to its list of other awards and nominations:

1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30.035 million
2. Frozen: 29.919 million
3. RoboCop*: 29.879 million
4. Gravity: 29.357 million
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 27.627 million
6. Thor: The Dark World: 25.749 million
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.628 million
8. The Legend of Hercules: 25.137 million
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.380 million
10. 12 Years a Slave: 23.653 million
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.543 million
12. American Hustle: 23.143 million
13. 300: Rise of an Empire: 23.096 million
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction: 21.65 million
15. Godzilla: 20.956 million
16. Noah: 20.334 million
17. Divergent: 20.312 million
18. Edge of Tomorrow: 20.299 million
19. Captain Phillips: 19.817 million
20. Lone Survivor: 19.130 million

(* Combines data for both 1987 and 2014 versions)

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