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Top 10 Most Pirated Films of 2012

Movie by Joey Paur

Here's the list of 2012's top ten most pirated films of the year, which was compiled by Torrent Freak. I'm not a big fan pirating movies, I'd rather watch stuff on the big screen or on Blu-ray. I recently read an interesting article about pirated movies, and how a study showed that it actually helped the box office instead of hurt it, explaining that it's a way a marketing the film. Looking at the numbers of the films listed, they still look liked they did pretty well at the box office. There's some movies like Project X that aren't really movies that need to be watched on the big screen, but there's still ways to watch it without illegally downloading the film. 

Looking back at some of the past years most pirated movies, the download numbers are actually going down. The top pirated movie in 2011 was Fast Five with over 9.2 million. The top movie this year was Project X with 8,720,000, followed by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and more! Check out the full list below!

1. Project X - 8,720,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $100,931,865 

2. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol - 8,500,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $694,713,380 

3. The Dark Knight Rises - 8,230,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $1,081,041,287 

4. The Avengers - 8,110,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $1,511,757,910 

5. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows - 7,850,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $543,848,418 

6. 21 Jump Street - 7,590,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $201,585,328 

7. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - 7,420,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $232,617,430 

8. The Dictator - 7,330,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $177,547,352 

9. Ice Age: Continental Drift - 6,960,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $875,093,094 

10. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 - 6,740,000 Downloads - Worldwide Gross: $712,171,856

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