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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 5:30:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 5:31:02 PM PST
Jawwaad says:
Project X

"The year saw several blockbusters hit the multiplexes, but the most downloaded film of 2012 was one that slipped under the radar: "Project X."

A found-footage comedy directed by Nima Nourizadeh and produced by Todd Phillips, "Project X," topped the likes of "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Avengers" and "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" for the title of the most pirated, TorrentFreak reports. According to the website, "Project X" was downloaded 8.72 million times and made the least money among the top 10 movies on the list, earning a global take of $101 million.

How did "Project X" top the box-office heavyweights? One theory is that the film (starring Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown), reportedly inspired by a rager thrown by a Melbourne teen, might have appealed to Australia natives.

Close behind at No. 2 is Tom Cruise's fourth "Mission Impossible" film, with 8.5 million downloads. "The Dark Knight Rises" (8.23 million); the year's top-grossing film, "The Avengers" (8.11 million); and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (7.85 million) round out the top five.

Interestingly, as the report notes, such popular films as "The Hunger Games" and the newest James Bond adventure, "Skyfall," did not crack the top 10.

TorrentFreak noted that it is "unclear" whether illegal downloads of films seriously hurt box-office revenue, noting that researchers found "no evidence" linking piracy to smaller U.S. grosses. However, there is a link between piracy and international revenue.

On the TV side, HBO's "Game of Thrones" epic topped the list of pirated television shows of the year, with nearly 4.3 million illegal downloads.

The top 10 most-downloaded films of 2012:
1. "Project X"
2. "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol"
3. "The Dark Knight Rises"
4. "The Avengers"
5. "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
6. "21 Jump Street"
7. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
8. "The Dictator"
9. "Ice Age: Continental Drift"
10. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1""

http://movies.msn.com/movies/article.aspx?news=782344

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I loved Project X. Although I've never downloaded a "pirated" film, I have thought about it but I've heard about these sites being so risky for catching viruses on your computer, I've decided to pass on taking the risk.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:36:47 PM PST
It's because nobody wants to admit to watching Project X.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 5:38:03 PM PST
Jawwaad says:
LOL Mogwai. I've watched it about 4 times and love it.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:40:03 PM PST
Pick 34 says:
Project x was awesome.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:46:51 PM PST
user22 says:
I liked the one with Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt training chimps for secret Air Force testing.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 5:48:18 PM PST
DVvM says:
This is literally the first I've heard of "Project X".

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:16:02 PM PST
Same here.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:19:07 PM PST
Yeah what is it? I better download it to find out...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 8:53:01 PM PST
vishock says:
a bad movie, dont waste your bandwidth.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 5:23:51 AM PST
M. Stifler says:
Game of Thrones deserves the TV part. Best on television right now IMO.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 8:16:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2012 8:23:38 AM PST
"Interestingly, as the report notes, such popular films as "The Hunger Games" and the newest James Bond adventure, "Skyfall," did not crack the top 10."

that's not interesting, that was expected.

hunger games was 90210 in the woods and skyfall was saving private M.

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 9:02:32 AM PST
I loved Saving Private M :D

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 9:11:53 AM PST
"This is literally the first I've heard of "Project X"."

Ditto. It's not because I'm old , though, it's because I'm so hip I've transcended popular culture and have become something not unlike a god.

On a completely unrelated note, does anyone know how to use this Myspace thing? I have a lot of cool friends I want to "blog" with.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 11:26:19 PM PST
Riyoshi says:
"On a completely unrelated note, does anyone know how to use this Myspace thing? I have a lot of cool friends I want to "blog" with."

It's a folder on your desktop where you have your pron. And "blog" means watching it.

You're welcome.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 11:33:56 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 30, 2012 11:44:50 PM PST
Jon says:
I have 5 of those movies. No comment on how they were obtained. Two I saw in theater and own on blu-ray. 1 I saw with a friend on DVD. The other two I have no interest seeing.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2012 11:48:08 PM PST
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