‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ & 'Django Unchained' Top List Of Most Pirated Movies Of 2013

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 31, 2013 11:33 AM
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"I would be a liar if I was to say, across the board, no piracy," Quentin Tarantino told Cannes Film Festival press back in 2004 when he was serving as Jury president. That said, he wasn't advocating nicking movies that are legally available, instead saying that it's an option to view movies that are harder to find via traditional methods. So we can't imagine he's wildly pleased about this bit of news.

TorrentFreak has released their list of the year's most pirated movies, and following chart topper "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is Quentin Tarantino's slavery/revenge flick "Django Unchained." Some of that data for QT's film could be due to China's yanking of the film from theaters earlier this year—the country is one of the biggest markets in the world—leading to widely reported bootlegging of 'Django' from fans and cinephiles eager to see the movie.

Meanwhile, there are no big surprises on the rest of the list—some of the year's most popular movies are also the ones most sought out online, duh. Check out the full list below.


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4 Comments

  • Alex Krajci | December 31, 2013 3:33 PMReply

    I Don't Do Pirated Movies.

  • bob | December 31, 2013 1:30 PMReply

    It's not as though the people pirating them would have paid to see them anyway. Free word of mouth advertising is all it means.

  • Steve | December 31, 2013 6:27 PM

    There are interviews all over the net by the men at the top of companies such as HBO admitting that piracy increases their sales. Your morals of whether someone would steal a ferarri or not have nothing to do with it, besides it was a piss poor analogy in the first place.

  • Rudy | December 31, 2013 2:10 PM

    Are you kidding?? I can't afford to buy a Ferrari, so by your wisdom, it's okay for me to steal one, because it'd be good advertising for the company! That makes no sense at all. These people wouldn't illegally download the movie unless they wanted to see it. So if you want to see it, then you should pay like everyone else. That's how capitalism works!

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