Poetic justice in action: Project X is the most pirated movie of 2012

Sunday December 30th 2012


The Cristal must have been o’erflowing the pimp cup over at Warner Brothers HQ last week as the news came through. According to a report by TorrentFreakProject X — their anti-establishment, damn-the-man ode to anarchy in all its myriad forms — was the most pirated movie of 2012 by a considerable margin. And as I’m sure Warner Brothers CEO Barry Meyer will agree, the film couldn’t ask for a more fitting accolade. After all, Thomas, Costa and J.B. were hardly the type of kids to drop fifteen dollars on a fucking ‘Triple Play’ Blu-ray when The Pirate Bay is right there and over 6000 people are working hard to keep Nima Nourizadeh’s almost-classic seeding.

Here’s a full rundown of the films nobody wanted to pay for this year:

Film Illegal downloads Worldwide gross
1 Project X 8,720,000 $100,931,865
2 Mission: Impossible 4 8,500,000 $694,713,380
3 The Dark Knight Rises 8,230,000 $1,081,041,287
4 The Avengers 8,110,000 $1,511,757,910
5 Sherlock Holmes 2 7,850,000 $543,848,418
6 21 Jump Street 7,590,000 $201,585,328
7 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 7,420,000 $232,617,430
8 The Dictator 7,330,000 $177,547,352
9 Ice Age: Continental Drift 6,960,000 $875,093,094
10 Breaking Dawn — Part 2 6,740,000 $712,171,856

Note also that Project X is by far the lowest grossing film on the chart. Punk rock, man, punk rock.