Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort, was the most illegally downloaded movie of 2014, according to piracy-tracking firm Expicio.
From decadence to Disney’s hugely successful Frozen was the second-most pirated film of the year, closely followed by Alfonso Cuarón’s space epic Gravity, with 29.4 million illegal downloads.
Many of the films of Expicio’s list were big 2013 films, with superhero, sci-fi, fantasy and action movies all making the list, as well as Oscar-nominated films such as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, with 23.653 million pirated copies.
Warner Bros.’“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” (27.6 million) and Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” (25.7 million), were also in the top 20.
Here’s the full list of the most pirated movies of 2014 with the number of times they’ve been illegally downloaded.
1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30.035 million 2. Frozen: 29.919 million 3. RoboCop: 29.879 million 4. Gravity: 29.357 million 5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 27.627 million 6. Thor: The Dark World: 25.749 million 7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.628 million 8. The Legend of Hercules: 25.137 million 9. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.380 million 10.12 Years a Slave: 23.653 million 11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.543 million 12. American Hustle: 23.143 million 13. 300: Rise of an Empire: 23.096 million 14. Transformers: Age of Extinction: 21.65 million 15. Godzilla: 20.956 million 16. Noah: 20.334 million 17. Divergent: 20.312 million 18. Edge of Tomorrow: 20.299 million 19. Captain Phillips: 19.817 million 20. Lone Survivor: 19.130 million
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