What Were the Most Illegally Downloaded Films of 2011?
Top 10 List of Illegally Downloaded Movies for 2011
While many are rounding up their "best of" this and "worst of" that lists for 2011, TorrentFreak is giving the rundown on the most pirated films of the year.
Take a look at the most stolen films of 2011 and weigh in -- why do these top the list of illegal downloads, versus some of the blockbusters of the year?
Top illegal downloads through BitTorrent for 2011:
Fast Five: 9.3 million illegal downloads
The Hangover Part II: 8.8 million
Thor: 8.3 million
Source Code: 7.9 million
I Am Number Four: 7.7 million
Sucker Punch: 7.2 million
127 Hours: 6.9 million
Rango: 6.5 million
The King's Speech: 6.3 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: 6 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 rounds out the top 10, but Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is nowhere in sight. What's up with that?
Source Code and I Am Number Four, according to the L.A. Times, "did little business at the box office but were particularly popular among tech-savvy young males."
I think we may have our answer as to why these films rank as the most stolen in that L.A. Times statement -- it's those "tech-savvy young males" that are likely illegally downloading these movies, so that pretty well shuts out the demographic for the chick flicky Twilight.
The biggest surprise has to be The King's Speech, however.
The number of illegal downloads overall fell when compared to the previous year's stats, as the top illegally downloaded film for 2010 was Avatar, downloaded 16.6 million times.