And the 20 Most Pirated Movies of 2014 Are…

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bill-swift - December 31, 2014

Video piracy is wrong and I don't do it because I'm a good person. However, it's a pretty hot topic in the entertainment industry these days, and as such I take an interest in the general trends. So today, working under the assumption that you also take an interest in piracy trends, I give you the 20 most pirated films of 2014 according to piracy tracking firm Excipio.

Are they the best movies of 2014? Are they the most popular? No, and no. This list is actually a pretty strange mix of (a) films people loved and could not get enough of, (b) films people thought they should watch because they're "important," even though they didn't really want, and (c) films people simply didn't want to spend $11.50 or $5.99 to see legally in a theater or on demand.

Take a look:

20. Lone Survivor (19.13 million)

19. Captain Phillips (19.82 million)

18. Edge of Tomorrow (20.3 million)

17. Divergent (20.31 million)

16. Noah (20.33 million)

15. Godzilla (20.96 million)

14. Transformers: Age of Extinction (21.65 million)

13. 300: Rise of an Empire (23.1 million)

12. American Hustle (23.14 million)

11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (23.54 million)

10. 12 Year a Slave (23.65 million)

9. X-Men: Days of Future Past (24.38 million)

8. The Legend of Hercules (25.14 million)

7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (25.63 million)

6. Thor: The Dark World (25.75 million)

5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (27.63 million)

4. Gravity (29.36 million)

3. RoboCop (29.88 million)*

2. Frozen (29.92 million)

1. The Wolf of Wall Street (30.04 million)

Why does RoboCop get an asterisk? Because Excipio couldn't tell whether people were torrenting the new one or the 1987 original. All the other numbers are pretty straight forward.

[via Variety]

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