the hobbit

Other pics among top 10 illegal downloads include 'Iron Man 3' and 'Silver Linings Playbook'

My precious! Warner Bros.’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was the No. 1 pirated movie of the year, with the fantasy pic racking up an estimated 8.4 million illegal downloads.

The next two most-pirated films are “Django Unchained,” logging 8.1 million illegal copies, and “Fast & Furious 6,” which was swiped 7.9 million times, according to data compiled by TorrentFreak.

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Hollywood will register record box office receipts of nearly $11 billion in the U.S. this year. Top-grossing movies that are not on TorrentFreak’s top 10 list include “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — most likely only because its Nov. 22 release date has not given pirates enough time to poach the pic in big numbers — as well as “Despicable Me 2,” “Monsters University,” “Gravity” and “Man of Steel.”

The data is compiled from various sources including download statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers; the numbers exclude pirated copies shared on rogue online-streaming sites or cyberlockers.

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Rounding out the 2013 film piracy list are “Iron Man 3″ (7.6 million); “Silver Linings Playbook” (7.5 million downloads); “Star Trek Into Darkness” (7.4 million); “Gangster Squad” (7.2 million); “Now You See Me” (7.0 million); “The Hangover Part 3″ (6.9 million); and “World War Z” (6.7 million).

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