The list of most pirated films of 2014 is in, courtesy of Variety. Topping the list are The Wolf Of Wall Street and Frozen, each with about 30 million torrent downloads for the year. And while the internet made a big deal about Leonardo DiCaprio making a sad face when Matthew McConaughey’s name was read for the Best Actor Oscar, Dallas Buyer’s Club didn’t even make the list. So even if the Academy didn’t give DiCaprio the Oscar for The Wolf Of Wall Street, he can take solace in the fact that not that many people wanted to watch McConaughey lose an award-winning amount of weight, even if they could do it for free.
In compiling the list, piracy-tracking firm Excipio clarified that Robocop’s third-place ranking deserves a big fat asterisk. Specifically, Excipio points out that of the 29 million downloads of Robocop, a number of those were probably for the 1987 original. Of the remainder who did download the 2014 version, it’s not clear how many thought they were downloading the original, or, upon viewing, wished they had downloaded the original. Meanwhile, OCP would like to remind you that pirating any version of Robocop is illegal, and feeling superior to paying customers is a violation of your programming.
Excipio’s full list of 2014’s most illegally downloaded films is below:
- The Wolf Of Wall Street— 30.035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)
- Frozen— 29.919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)
- RoboCop*—29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)
- Gravity—29.357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug— 27.627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)
- Thor: The Dark World—25.749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier— 25.628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)
- The Legend Of Hercules— 25.137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)
- X-Men: Days Of Future Past— 24.380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)
- 12 Years A Slave—23.653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire— 23.543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)
- American Hustle— 23.143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)
- 300: Rise Of An Empire— 23.096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)
- Transformers: Age Of Extinction— 21.65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)
- Godzilla— 20.956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)
- Noah— 20.334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014)
- Divergent— 20.312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)
- Edge Of Tomorrow— 20.299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)
- Captain Phillips— 19.817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)
- Lone Survivor— 19.130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)
* Combines data for both 1987 and 2014 versions.