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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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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 Battle of the Five Armies opens December 17, 2014. Continue reading… ...
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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 enti ...
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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 Toro should direct the film. But instead ...
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Will The ‘Avatar’ Sequels Shoot in 120 Frames Per Second?

Sep 16 2014 12:00pm CDT | Source: slash film

Unlike some of his esteemed colleagues, James Cameron has never shied away from new technology. He’s been a proponent of 4K resolution and higher frame rates for years. In fact, he’s been telling people he wanted to shoot his Avatar sequels in 60 FPS since 2011 — before Peter Jackson’s 48 FPS Hobbit even hit theaters. Now it seems Cameron may go even further than that. Douglas Trumbull says Cameron’s Avatar producer Jon Landau is interested in his MAGI pr ...
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"Avatar" Sequels Could Be 4K & 120FPS?

Sep 15 2014 8:49pm CDT | Source: Dark Horizons

VFX veteran Douglas Trumbull has revealed that he's had discussions with James Cameron's producing partner Jon Landau about potentially using Trumbull's MAGI technology on the upcoming "Avatar" sequels. Trumbull has developing a filming system that shoots 4K 3D at 120 frames per second, one that could overcome some of the issues with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit ...
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Avatar Sequels to Shoot in 120 fps?

Sep 15 2014 8:16pm CDT | Source: ign

Oscar winning visual effects legend Douglas Trumbull has been working on a patented digital filming process called MAGI for more than a year. Recently, Trumbull has been in talks with the producer of Avatar about setting up a demonstration of the tech in action. MAGI allows for filming and displaying 3D digital video in 4K resolutions at an astounding 120 fps frame rate. For those keeping score at home, that’s two and a half times the 48 fps that caused such a stir in Peter Jackson’s H ...
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Check Out the Huge New Hobbit Banner

Sep 15 2014 3:27pm CDT | Source: ign

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies just got a massive new banner in the lead-up to the fantasy film's release later this year. The tapestry previews the third and final film in The Hobbit trilogy. Originally titled There and Back Again, The Battle of the Five Armies stars Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Orlando Bloom, Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, and more. Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is slated to come out December 12 ...
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The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Banner: Final Stand From All Sides

Sep 15 2014 3:21pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

The final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy lands on December 17 and as Peter Jackson told us at Comic-Con, expect it to be an action packed and emotional ride as Bilbo meets his biggest challenge head on. Warner Bros. has released its official banner for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and it is impressive and all-encompassing. There are many sides to this story and they will all come to a head and this poster captures that impeccably ...
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‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies:’ Check Out This Massive Banner

Sep 15 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: Slash Film

In terms of box office, this Winter comes down to two sequel: The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 1 and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Well the first one released a trailer today and Peter Jackson‘s epic isn’t far behind. They’ve revealed a massive, massive banner for the film that’s basically the equivalent of seven new Hobbit 3 posters. Check it out below. Thanks to Warner Bros. (via Coming Soon) for the image. Click on it to ...
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THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Banner Lays Out the Final Stand

Sep 15 2014 1:41pm CDT | Source: Collider

A brand new The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies banner has been released, detailing the epic scope of the final film in director Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy.  This banner reminds of the one that was released for An Unexpected Journey before the adaptation was turned into a trilogy, which gave us a look at how this series would have been structured as a diptych.  Judging by this massive banner for Five Armies, J ...
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