Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Of 20115.01.12 # News # 12 Comments
Justin Lin’s Fast Five might be unlikely to win any Oscars, despite the efforts of a certain movie news outlet, but there is one poll atop which it has emerged triumphant – it having apparently been the most pirated movie of last year.
1st: Fast Five (9.2 million downloads / $626 million worldwide gross)
2nd: The Hangover II (8.8m / $581m)
3rd: Thor (8.3m / $449m)
4th: Source Code (7.9m / $123m)
5th: I Am Number Four (7.6m / $144m)
6th: Sucker Punch (7.2m / $89m)
7th: 127 Hours (6.9m / $60m)
8th: Rango (6.4m / $245m)
9th: The King’s Speech (6.2m / $414m)
10th: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (6.0m / $1,328m)
Fast Five was downloaded 9.2 million times, although backers Universal can presumably afford not to get too het up about any loss of revenue given that Lin’s flick was one of the biggest box office hits of 2011, posting a total worldwide gross of more than $600m. Now that, to quote Blaize Falconburger, is the kind of cash that opens anybody’s legs.
Hardly surprising that the second and third most pirated movies were cut from the same budget-busting blockbuster cloth as Fast Five, they being The Hangover Part II and Thor.
In fourth place was Duncan Jones’ time-looping thriller Source Code, the movie which established Jake Gyllenhaal as the sole human being in the entirety of existence to use Bing as their search engine of choice. He does like to be different. A box office hit off its modest budget, Source Code was downloaded 7.9m times.
Bang! And I Am Number Four is in at five with a bullet! That Twilight-with-aliens was downloaded 7.6m times, while the sixth most pirated movie of 2011 was Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.
Does the appearance of these two box office let-downs in the chart give credence to the notion that the young male audience so coveted by movie studios was too embarrassed to go and catch either at the multiplexes, only to suck them up at home instead? Or did both films just look too darn terrible for anyone to want to shell out their hard-earned cash upon?
If we inspect the seven-eight-nine sandwich then we find two slices of art-house bread, in the shape of 127 Hours and The King’s Speech, wrapped around a Johnny Depp-voiced lizard filling – yes folks, it’s Rango in the middle.
Rounding out this most pirated top 10 is none other than the biggest-grossing movie of all 2011, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. And if The Dark Knight Rises doesn’t turn out to be the most pirated movie of 2012, I will eat Batman’s rubbery ears.
Source: Torrent Freak