The Most Pirated Films Of 2014

Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” may have missed out at the Oscars, but it has earned a different kind of honor this year – it was the most pirated movie of 2014. Both the Leonardo DiCaprio-led film and Disney’s animated smash “Frozen” topped this year’s list with each title downloaded about 30 million times by torrent users worldwide in 2014.

Piracy-tracking firm Excipio revealed the full list which understandably deals with films that have been released on home video during the calendar year and ripped to the internet (films recorded with a camera inside a cinema rarely pull in big numbers). As a result the list mostly consist of films which scored a theatrical release in the last third of 2013 and the first two-thirds of 2014.

There were two surprises on the list – the remake of “RoboCop” fared surprisingly better than either “Gravity,” the “Hobbit” sequel and three Marvel movies and came in third place. Also the Kellan Lutz-led “The Legend of Hercules”, which fizzled at the box-office, pulled in big numbers.

Here is the full list ranked by number of downloads:

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

Source: Variety