Huge Increase of Pirated Films in 2015

By Karen Fratti Comment

Curbing piracy is not easy and sites that allow viewers to download movies and shows illegally pop up (and get taken down) every day. This year, popular pirated movies saw a huge increase in downloads, according to Variety and consulting firm Excipio.

The most pirated film of 2014, Wolf of Wall Street, was downloaded just over 30 million times. The number one pirated film this year, Interstellar, was downloaded 46,762,310 times. It’s not until you get to number ten on the list that you hit download numbers as “low” as 30 million.

Here’s the full list:

  1.  46,762,310 Interstellar (2014)
  2.  44,794,877 Furious 7 (2015)
  3.  41,594,159 Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  4. 36,881,763 Jurassic World (2015)
  5. 36,443,244 Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
  6. 33,953,737 American Sniper (2014)
  7.  32,126,827 Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
  8. 31,574,872 The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armys (2014)
  9. 31,001,480 Terminator: Genisys (2015)
  10. 30,922,987 The Secret Service (2014)
  11.  26,792,863 Focus (2015)
  12.  25,883,469 San Andreas (2015)
  13.  23,495,140 The Minions (2015)
  14.  22,734,070 Inside Out (2015)

Here’s to more legal views in 2016.