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The Hobbit is 2013's most pirated film

The Hobbit is 2013's most pirated film

Jan 2 2014, 4:24am CST | by

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has been named 2013's most pirated film. Peter Jackson's epic fantasy adventure film has the dubious distinction of being the world's most illegally downloaded...

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The Hobbit is 2013's most pirated film

Jan 2 2014, 4:24am CST | by

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' has been named 2013's most pirated film.

Peter Jackson's epic fantasy adventure film has the dubious distinction of being the world's most illegally downloaded movie of last year, coming ahead of Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' and the latest 'Fast & Furious' feature.

According to TorrentFreak.com, 'The Hobbit' was downloaded 8.4 million times through BitTorrent file-sharing networks. The film, which was released in December 2012, has grossed over $1 billion at the box office worldwide.

'Django', which earned Tarantino an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, was shared 8.1 million times and 'Fast & Furious 6' - one of the summer's biggest blockbusters - is estimated to have been downloaded 7.9 million times between January and December 2013.

The highest grossing film of 2013, 'Iron Man 3', ranks fourth on the list with 7.6 million downloads. The film was released in April and took over $1.2 billion at the box office.

Oscar winner 'Silver Linings Playbook', sci-fi thriller 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and 'World War Z' are among the films that round out the list.

Last year's countdown was topped by comedy 'Project X'.

2013's most pirated films:

1. 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' (8.4 million downloads)

2. 'Django Unchained' (8.1 million downloads)

3. 'Fast & Furious 6' (7.9 million downloads)

4. 'Iron Man 3' (7.6 million downloads)

5. Silver Linings Playbook (7.5 million downloads)

6. 'Star Trek Into Darkness' (7.4 million downloads)

7. 'Gangster Squad' (7.2 million downloads)

8. 'Now You See Me' (7 million downloads)

9. 'The Hangover Part III' (6.9 million downloads)

10. 'World War Z' (6.7 million downloads)

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Watch: Stephen Colbert Tries to Pitch Films at Comic-Con in Cosplay

Sep 19 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: First Showing

This summer's final Comic-Con panel for The Hobbit trilogy from Peter Jackson featured a special treat in that it was hosted by J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic and late night faux political pundit Stephen Colbert. It featured a passionate speech praising and appreciating what Jackson had done with Lord of the Rings and has attempted to continue with the preceding story of The Hobbit that will conclude this winter with The Battle ...
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The Hobbit 3: The Battle of the 5 Armies: What to Look Forward to!

Sep 18 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Hey movie/Tolkien fans! The breakout film of this year for me, and I’m sure most of you, is approaching. I’m talking about The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. In anticipation for the film, I thought I’d list some of the biggest moments that I am looking forward to watching/experiencing when I see the film on it’s midnight release in HFR IMAX 3D, just as I did for The Desolation of Smaug last year. Beware; there might be SPOILERS in th ...
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Sep 18 2014 4:14pm CDT | Source: movies.com

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Sep 18 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Before screenwriter Thunder Levin wrote about Tara Reid and Ian Ziering battling killer sharks during a freak hurricane in Los Angeles in Sharknado, he was scribbling Mutant Vampire Zombies from the Hood (starring C. Thomas Howell, natch) and penning other low-budget indies. The writer talks about his career trajectory in this video we spotted on Filmmaker IQ. As he explains, Levin is known for his mockbusters, but he continues to take o ...
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New Posters for The Hobbit 3, Interstellar, Dracula Untold, and Fury

Sep 18 2014 12:23pm CDT | Source: beyond hollywood

Hey fans of movie posters. Check out a handful (okay, just five) that have been percolating around the interwebs this week. Up first, here’s a big ol banner for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (click to enlarge): Up next, Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” offers up two new posters: Gary Shore’s “Dracula Untold” tells the real story in a new poster: And finally, Brad Pitt and company assemble in a new poster for ...
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Watch: An Orc Has a Really Bad Day in This Great Short Film Set in Middle-earth

Sep 18 2014 9:26am CDT | Source: movies.com

If you find yourself yearning for some Middle-Earth action between now and the release of Peter Jackson’s final film in his The Hobbit trilogy, then you’ll definitely want to check out this new short film about an unfortunate day in the life of an Orc. The new video is a promotional tie-in for the upcoming videogame Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, which is due out in stores beginning September 30. Filmmakers Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer have crafted a seven-minute movie that fol ...
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All the Images From the Next Hobbit Movie

Sep 17 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: ign

Check out the image gallery below collecting all of the still photos and poster art officially released so far by Warner Bros. for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. The gallery includes the most recent banner art and cast imagery for the concluding chapter in director Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings prequel trilogy. The Hobbit: The Ba ...
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Tom Hiddleston will star in King Kong prequel

Sep 16 2014 3:39pm CDT | Source: Total Film

King Kong origin story Skull Island has secured an A-list name to head up its ensemble, with Tom Hiddleston set to take the lead in the forthcoming prequel. The project has also officially announced the appointment of a director, with The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to step behind the camera. The new film will be scripted by Godzilla’s Max Borenstein and will be set almost entirely upon the titular island, on which Kong and a whole host of ot ...
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Tom Hiddleston Heads to 'Skull Island' for 'Kings of Summer' Director

Sep 16 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: First Showing

At Comic-Con this past summer, Legendary Pictures made a surprise announcement regarding development of an action adventure called Skull Island, a film that was said to explore the "cinematic origins" of King Kong. Since then, we've heard that Attack the Block director Joe Cornish was being courted to be at the helm, and 2005's King Kong director Peter Jackson suggested that Guillermo del To ...
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