The 2011 list of most pirated movies

The 2011 list of most pirated movies
Just like their annual video game list, TorrentFreak has released the list of the most pirated films of 2011.

Topping the list was Fast Five, the latest in the Vin Diesel car racing franchise series. At 9.26 million, the film was well ahead of the Hangover 2 which came in second at 8.8 million downloads.



A few of the more surprising films on the list were Rango and Sucker Punch which were not very popular movies but found interested pirates. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which both made over $1 billion at the box office, did not crack the top 10, most likely because quality pirated versions did not appear until near the movie's DVD release dates.

For the list, TF uses public trackers and other sources and includes all release formats, from camera versions to Blu-ray copies and everything in between.

Most pirated movies on BitTorrent in 2011 (Name, total downloads, international gross):


1 Fast Five 9,260,000 $626,137,675
2 The Hangover II 8,840,000 $581,464,305
3 Thor 8,330,000 $449,326,618
4 Source Code 7,910,000 $123,278,618
5 I Am Number Four 7,670,000 $144,500,437
6 Sucker Punch 7,200,000 $89,792,502
7 127 Hours 6,910,000 $60,738,797
8 Rango 6,480,000 $245,155,348
9 The King?s Speech 6,250,000 $414,211,549
10 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 6,030,000 $1,328,111,219


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 1 Jan 2012 20:51
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  • 17 comments
  • dab0ne

    Funny how those were the ones that were pirated since few are rated RRRRRRRRRR! A little pirate joke for the kids ;)

    1.1.2012 20:54 #1

  • fatjohnny5454 (unverified)

    damn pirates have some poor taste with a couple exceptions

    1.1.2012 21:36 #2

  • KillerBug

    It seems like the most pirated movies were the ones that people were afraid to buy because they figured they would be crap.


    1.1.2012 22:45 #3

  • xboxdvl2

    ive got 2 of them movies.not a lot of great movies coming out.

    R.I.P. mr 1990 ford falcon.got myself a 1993 toyota corolla seems to run good.computers still going good.

    2.1.2012 01:10 #4

  • nbfreak2

    And it didnt hurt the bottom line money wise for the films?hmmmmmm

    2.1.2012 09:55 #5

  • Jeffrey_P

    Originally posted by KillerBug: It seems like the most pirated movies were the ones that people were afraid to buy because they figured they would be crap. That's one reason what rentals are for. If you like it when you rent it, then purchase it. $1.63 (Redbox) a day for a Blu-ray won't break the bank.

    Jeff

    Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

    2.1.2012 10:10 #6

  • Ryoohki

    Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
    That's one reason what rentals are for. If you like it when you rent it, then purchase it. $1.63 (Redbox) a day for a Blu-ray won't break the bank.

    Jeff
    1.63 still can't compete with free plus the need not to spend gas going out to the local kiosk.


    2.1.2012 10:24 #7

  • dab0ne

    Originally posted by Ryoohki: Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
    That's one reason what rentals are for. If you like it when you rent it, then purchase it. $1.63 (Redbox) a day for a Blu-ray won't break the bank.

    Jeff
    1.63 still can't compete with free plus the need not to spend gas going out to the local kiosk.

    It's just easier to pirate that's for sure. I, shamefully, used to do it all the time but now that I'm older and can afford to buy this stuff so I do. I find that I like having something more or appreciate it more when I've earned it. I also like owning a physical copy of a game or movie that way if my HDD, Computer, or Internet goes down I can still play it. Plus I'm a bit of a collector :)

    2.1.2012 11:04 #8

  • Jeffrey_P

    Originally posted by Ryoohki: Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
    That's one reason what rentals are for. If you like it when you rent it, then purchase it. $1.63 (Redbox) a day for a Blu-ray won't break the bank.

    Jeff
    1.63 still can't compete with free plus the need not to spend gas going out to the local kiosk.

    How about the power it takes to keep your computer running, wear and tear + running the risk of getting busted? I wonder who really puts some of these Torrent down loaders out. The instances of people caught seems to be increasing. I don't care how many layers of protection a person has. It's just not worth it to me.

    In my pirate Amiga days it was just for fun. Nobody went to jail or had to pay restitution the rest of their lives.

    Just not worth it for me.

    Jeff

    Cars, Guitars & Radiation.

    2.1.2012 11:33 #9

  • Interestx

    Yeah, nasty priates, look at how they pick the films that made mage-money.

    All those multi-million earners that lost out on a couple moe millions.

    The horror!

    2.1.2012 12:14 #10

  • Mysttic

    I'd love to rent, but my city and I *hit you not, has no more rental places. They all went out of business so the only way I can pay to rent movies is through my cable company, which sucks in my area of Canada, as you have to pay a monthly fee to be able to rent a movie on my provider. Why should I pay $10 to access a channel that charges me $10 / movie watch I can only see once? So yea I pirate the occasional movie; if it's a kids movie, I'll take my kids to the theater.

    2.1.2012 12:24 #11

  • xtago

    Originally posted by Ryoohki: Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
    That's one reason what rentals are for. If you like it when you rent it, then purchase it. $1.63 (Redbox) a day for a Blu-ray won't break the bank.

    Jeff
    1.63 still can't compete with free plus the need not to spend gas going out to the local kiosk.

    Pirating isn't free and it's not always easier, if you go onto some of the media box/software forums you'll see that people don't always find it easy.

    they have problems finding decent files, then you have the problem of finding the right format, then getting the media to play on * device.

    sure you can convert media files around but not everyone wants to waste time trying to find or get or buy video converting programs.

    On top of that you will need to pay for the net connection have the time to find said files, then have the time to download said files, then have the space for the files then de-compress them and/or convert them as well.

    then you need the space to hold all the files in the first place.

    my parents have about 8 terra bytes of external drives just to hold DVDs and movies and tv shows, of which about 98% can;t be played on a apple tv media player so everything has to be converted for it to play on it.

    so if by easy you mean cheap lol not always.

    I've known a few guys from 10 years ago to have SCSI 3 hotswap setups just so they could swap drives on the fly without having to stop recording and stuff.

    SCSI head-ends cards at that time were around $2000-3000 each, and SCSI drives of 500 megs to 1 terra byte where $500 to $1000 each so if you want a real hardcore setup your going to have to be willing to shell out quite a lot more than a few hundred on a good setup.

    2.1.2012 21:26 #12

  • xtago

    Originally posted by Mysttic: I'd love to rent, but my city and I *hit you not, has no more rental places. They all went out of business so the only way I can pay to rent movies is through my cable company, which sucks in my area of Canada, as you have to pay a monthly fee to be able to rent a movie on my provider. Why should I pay $10 to access a channel that charges me $10 / movie watch I can only see once? So yea I pirate the occasional movie; if it's a kids movie, I'll take my kids to the theater. That's the benefits of internet streaming or downloading these days you get given crap in return for the money you shell out.

    Music CDs are in the same boat, the big time artists don't bother too much with CDs not that I'm fazed but it's all the indie bands and stuff that I haven't heard of before so gets hard to pick stuff out that would be good to get.

    2.1.2012 21:30 #13

  • ChiefBrdy

    Originally posted by xtago: Originally posted by Ryoohki: Originally posted by Jeffrey_P:
    That's one reason what rentals are for. If you like it when you rent it, then purchase it. $1.63 (Redbox) a day for a Blu-ray won't break the bank.

    Jeff
    1.63 still can't compete with free plus the need not to spend gas going out to the local kiosk.

    Pirating isn't free and it's not always easier, if you go onto some of the media box/software forums you'll see that people don't always find it easy.

    they have problems finding decent files, then you have the problem of finding the right format, then getting the media to play on * device.

    sure you can convert media files around but not everyone wants to waste time trying to find or get or buy video converting programs.

    On top of that you will need to pay for the net connection have the time to find said files, then have the time to download said files, then have the space for the files then de-compress them and/or convert them as well.

    then you need the space to hold all the files in the first place.

    my parents have about 8 terra bytes of external drives just to hold DVDs and movies and tv shows, of which about 98% can;t be played on a apple tv media player so everything has to be converted for it to play on it.

    so if by easy you mean cheap lol not always.

    I've known a few guys from 10 years ago to have SCSI 3 hotswap setups just so they could swap drives on the fly without having to stop recording and stuff.

    SCSI head-ends cards at that time were around $2000-3000 each, and SCSI drives of 500 megs to 1 terra byte where $500 to $1000 each so if you want a real hardcore setup your going to have to be willing to shell out quite a lot more than a few hundred on a good setup.
    uTorrent and a Cinematube gives you the ability to download and watch a movie (depending on the download speed) in less than an hour with out having to convert a single thing. Finding files is just about the easiest thing to do in all of this. Frankly, if people would spend a little time doing their research they would find that just about everything you said is hogwash.

    5.1.2012 07:41 #14

  • omegaman7

    Originally posted by nbfreak2: And it didnt hurt the bottom line money wise for the films?hmmmmmm When movies/games/software are worth it, people will pay. Star Trek TNG Bluray is coming up. I'll buy that in a heart beat! :D

    I'm sure the industry looks at those numbers like they're out soo much money... Sorry, but if a movie sucks sour owl poop, I ain't buying it!



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    Please support Star Trek TNG Blu-Ray 1/31/12. Please dont pirate it!!!

    5.1.2012 14:30 #15

  • autolycus

    Why do you think Microsoft Windows became so popular? It was easy to steal. now it has the largest market share. I would like to see, out of the stolen top 10, what the most top 10 legally purchased. I bet they go hand in hand.

    Unfortunately Hollywood does have a problem, cost of production and lack of quality... hard to generate profit off of that problem.

    5.1.2012 14:45 #16

  • omegaman7

    When I build machines for people, I don't use pirated windows. I'd feel pretty guilty indeed, if microsoft tried suing them LOL! :S



    Mobo Gigabyte 790XTA-UD4 CPU Phenom II 965BE C3 step @ 3.9Ghz 1.40V RAM Ripjaws F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM 7,7,7,21 2T 1.65V Cpu Cooler ECO-R120 (ALC) GPU BFG GTX 260(216 cores) PSU HX750W Monitor Dell U2410
    Please support Star Trek TNG Blu-Ray 1/31/12. Please dont pirate it!!!

    5.1.2012 14:49 #17

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