’12 Years A Slave’ One Of The Top 10 Most Pirated Movies Of 2013

December 30, 2014  |  

The film 12 Years a Slave was not only the awards darling of the season (taking home three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama) but also it landed on the list of most pirated films of the year. It came in 10th place on the listing by Variety. The movie, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o,  was illegally downloaded nearly 23.7 million times. It grossed $56,671,993 domestically for Fox Searchlight Films. But imagine how much more it would have raked in if it was not watched illegally.

“Among the top 20 most-pirated titles, superhero, sci-fi, fantasy and action movies were well represented, as were Oscar-nominated films,” reports Variety.

The listing of the 20 most pirated movies for 2013 was topped by Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures The Wolf of Wall Street, which was downloaded over 30 million times. In the top five, that film was followed by: “Frozen” with 29.9 million downloads; RoboCop with more than 29.8 million downloads; Gravity with more than 29.3 million; The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,  27.6 million downloads.

“Variety rounded up the from Jan. 1 to Dec. 23 via the piracy-tracking firm Excipio,” reports Business Insider. See the full list here.

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