And the world's top 20 most pirated films of the year are...

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):

1. “The Wolf of Wall Street”: 30.035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)
2. “Frozen”: 29.919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)
3. “RoboCop”*: 29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)
4. “Gravity”: 29.357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)
5. “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”: 27.627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)
6. “Thor: The Dark World”: 25.749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)
7. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”: 25.628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)
8. “The Legend of Hercules”: 25.137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)
9. “X-Men: Days of Future Past”: 24.380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)
10. “12 Years a Slave”: 23.653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)
11. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: 23.543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)
12. “American Hustle”: 23.143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)
13. “300: Rise of an Empire”: 23.096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)
14. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”: 21.65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)
15. “Godzilla”: 20.956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)
16. “Noah”: 20.334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014)
17. “Divergent”: 20.312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)
18. “Edge of Tomorrow”: 20.299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)
19. “Captain Phillips”: 19.817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)
20. “Lone Survivor”: 19.130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)

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