According to a survey by Fandango, the new 'Star Wars' reboot 'The Force Awakens' is the most anticipated film of 2015.
It's hardly surprising given the weight of the multi-billion dollar franchise's history but 2015 is set to be a year of fierce competition. Other studio tentpoles making the top five in the rundown include sequel 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', reboot 'Jurassic World', franchise finisher 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' and eagerly awaited erotic fiction adaptation 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. Missing from the top five was the new James Bond flick 'Spectre'.
Fandango's survey of over 1,000 fans also revealed the top stars of the year proving that veteran screen heroes like Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr still have what it takes to draw in the fans.
Martin Scorsese's Oscar nominated business drama 'The Wolf of Wall Street' has been declared the most pirated film of 2014.
In a review of worldwide torrent users, the biopic of maverick stockbroker Jordan Belfort (played to Oscar nominated perfection by Leonardo DiCaprio) racked up 30 million illegal downloads.
Rounding out the top five were Disney's blockbuster family flick 'Frozen', Alfonso Cuarón’s space thriller 'Gravity' and a double header of big budget studio fantasy epics in the form of 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' and 'Thor: The Dark World'.
As usual the list was dominated by films which were big (legit) hits at the box office - typically in the action genre - while awards season fare was also well represented often due to the masses of screener copies sent out for awards consideration which were then leaked to pirates.
An interesting sidenote on this list is the double entry for 'Robocop' as downloads bagged copies of both the 1987 original and the 2014 reboot. As figures are unclear on their individual downloads, they have been combined here.
Piracy-tracking firm Excipio compiled the list.
The world's top 20 pirated movies of 2014 ranked by number of downloads (alongside info on the studio and original theatrical release date):
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