For some unknown reason, the found footage teenage comedy Project X was the most pirated movie on BitTorrent sources in 2012, despite not having much of an impact in the actual film box office. For 2013, a new report claims that the most pirated movie was The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which certainly was a huge box office hit when it reached theaters.
TorrentFreak, which claims to have come up with its figures from several sources, says that director Peter Jackson's first third of his Hobbit trilogy was downloaded 8.4 million times from BitTorrent sites. Django Unchained, the controversial Western from director Quentin Tarantino, came in second on the pirated list with 8.1 million. The action film sequel Fast and Furious 6 was third with 7.9 million.
The rest of the top 10 pirated movie list consists mostly of big budget studio films with one exception as the Oscar winning Silver Linings Playbook came in at number 5, just behind Iron Man 3 in fourth place. Star Trek Into Darkness, Gangster Squad, Now You See Me, The Hangover Part III and World War Z round out the top 10 list this year. Other major box office successes such as Man of Steel and the Hunger Games: Catching Fire, didn't make it on the pirate list this year.
Source: TorrentFreak | Image via New Line Cinema/MGM