Top 10 Most Pirated Films of 2012

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies 2012

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A list compiled by Torrent Freak shed some light on this year’s most pirated movies. Contrary to popular belief, the numbers of the top torrent download of 2012 was less when compared against the top for 2011, by almost 500,000 downloads. Despite the high piracy rate, earnings in 2012 has surpassed those of the top earners of 2011. Here’s the unofficial list of top torrents of 2012:

10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
6,740,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $712,171,856

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9. Ice Age: Continental Drift
6,960,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $875,093,094

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8. The Dictator
7,330,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $177,547,352

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7. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
7,420,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $232,617,430

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6. 21 Jump Street
7,590,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $201,585,328

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5. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
7,850,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $543,848,418

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4. The Avengers
8,110,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1,511,757,910

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3. The Dark Knight Rises
8,230,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $1,081,041,287

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2. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
8,500,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $694,713,380

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1. Project X
8,720,000 Downloads – Worldwide Box Office Gross: $100,931,865

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Based on this result, Project X received higher downloads due to media hype and stories making news on topics related to the movie. Also, watching a movie, such as this, at home, as opposed to the theatre, takes nothing away from the experience, making it even more likely to be pirated.

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