1. Fast Five
Pirated downloads: 9.26 million downloads
Box-office sales: $626.1 million
Photo courtesy of FastFiveMovie.com.
Click here to view this gallery.We usually rely on year-end box office numbers and movie critics to determine which films most captivated our hearts and attention — where this year’s big winner was the final movie in the Harry Potter franchise.
But cinematic demand can also be seen by looking at the most illegally downloaded movies of the year on Bit Torrent networks, and this year’s big winner in that category is action flick Fast Five.
According to data compiled by TorrentFreak.com, the latest and fifth addition to the Fast and the Furious film series starring Vin Diesel was the most illegally-downloaded movie of the year, with 9.3 million downloads. Although Fast Five brought in about $626 million at the box office, it only ranked sixth in overall ticket sales.
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