The most pirated movies of 2012

Despite movies becoming easier and cheaper to rent and purchase, movies are still being downloaded at high rates. More surprisingly, according to TorrentFreak, the most pirated movie of 2012 ended up being the lowest grossing film. The movie? Project X. Worldwide sales were just over $100 million. You’ll find the top 10 movies below.

Here are the top 10 most pirated movies of 2012, including the estimated number of downloads, worldwide grosses, and estimated losses (assuming the cost of a movie is about $15 to purchase).


RankMovieEstimated DownloadsWorldwide GrossesEstimated Losses
1Projext X8,720,000$100,931,865$130,800,000
2Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol8,500,000$694,713,380$127,500,000
3The Dark Knight Rises8,230,000$1,081,041,287$123,450,000
4The Avengers8,110,000$1,511,757,910$121,650,000
5Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows7,850,000$543,848,418$117,750,000
621 Jump Street7,590,000$201,585,328$113,850,000
7The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo7,420,000$232,617,430$111,300,000
8The Dictator7,330,000$177,547,352$109,950,000
9Ice Age: Continental Drift6,960,000$875,093,094$104,400,000
10The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 16,740,000$712,171,856$101,100,000

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Source: TorrentFreak

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