Most Pirated Film Of The Year Did Not Involve An Emotionally Withdrawn Ice Queen

In a year ruled by an emotionally withdrawn ice queen and a talking snow man, one might think that the desire for all things Frozen would make the animated flick the most pirated film of 2014. But Elsa, Ana and the teeth-chattering gang weren’t the most popular characters at the pirate ball this year — instead, the snorting, pill-popping money grubbing gang of Wolf of Wall Street took that title.

CNNMoney cites figures from piracy-analysis firm Excipio, which puts Martin Scorsese’s debauched romp through the underbelly of the stock market at the No. 1 most pirated movie, with 30 million downloads of the three-hour movie in 2014. To put it another way, that’s 90 million hours of Leonardo DiCaprio doing drugs with naked people.

Frozen wasn’t about to take up the rear, however, coming in second at 29.9 million downloads, and a bit of a dark horse in RoboCop at 29.8 million pirated downloads, a figure that includes the combination of the original 1987 flick and the 2014 installment.

The Interview is already bragging about being the No. 1 online movie of all time, but its pirated numbers won’t earn it a spot on the list as it came in too late in the game to make an impression.

The top 15 pirated movies in 2014 are as follows:
1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30 million downloads
2. Frozen: 29.9 million
3. RoboCop*: 29.8 million (combined 1987 release and 2014 release)
4. Gravity: 29.3 million
5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug 27.6 million
6. Thor: The Dark World: 25.7 million
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.6 million
8. The Legend of Hercules: 25.1 million
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.3 million
10. 12 Years a Slave: 23.6 million
11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.5 million
12. American Hustle: 23.1 million
13. 300: Rise of an Empire: 23 million
14. Transformers: Age of Extinction: 21.6 million
15. Godzilla: 20.9 million

‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Frozen’ are 2014’s most pirated films [CNNMoney]

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