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 TorrentFreak, Project 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|
|2||Mission: Impossible 4||8,500,000||$694,713,380|
|3||The Dark Knight Rises||8,230,000||$1,081,041,287|
|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|
|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.