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The Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Of 2012 Include 'Project X,' 'Mission: Impossible 4,' 'Dark Knight Rises' & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 27, 2012 3:01 PM
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3 high school seniors throw a birthday party so boss it apparently got shared/downloaded almost 9 million times -- apparently making it the #1 pirated movie of of 2012. Congratulations to the filmmakers and studio not seeing a penny of those grosses? They don't need it, right? Torrent Freak compiled a list of the most shared movies on BitTorrent in 2012. Leading at number one is “Project X,” the Todd Phillips-produced/Warner Bros.-distributed party comedy that actually features no stars (in fact if the average pleeb can name an actor in the cast off the top of their head without the aid of Google, hats off to them).

Piracy Funds Movies? Megaupload Shutdown May Have Hurt Box Office Revenues

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 26, 2012 11:19 AM
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While the home theatre experience rapidly approaches a point preferable for many to the average cinema outing, the MPAA has had to work overtime in order to keep alternative options (namely illegal file-sharing) suppressed and theatre numbers up. The group struck a seemingly massive victory in January, when the popular website Megaupload -- one of many consistently used to host copyright-infringing films -- was raided and shut down, but now a new study has prompted a new focus on the action's repercussions, mainly by suggesting that it is not the download itself, but the recipient's reaction to it that makes all the difference.

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