Once again, TorrentFreak’s annual Top 10 list of most pirated movies surprises me. Last year, high-brow films like The King’s Speech and 127 Hours made the cut, while other blockbusters failed to crack the list. This year is no different. Obvious choices like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and The Avengers made the list at No. 10 and No. 4 respectively, but the flick that was the most illegally downloaded of 2012 is a bit of a shocker.
Believe it or not, the high school comedy Project X topped the annual list. With an estimated 8,720,000 illegal downloads, it earns the distinction as the most pirated movie of the year. The film grossed roughly $100 million during its run at the box office. It’s interesting to compare that to The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1‘s numbers. The vampire flick ranked at No. 10 with 6,740,000 downloads but grossed $712 million. Check out what else made the Top 10 list below.
Looks like Dr. Seuss has still got it! ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax‘ opened in theatres this weekend with an estimated $70.7 million! According to Universal, with this strong opening, the film will definitely be breaking some records this week. It will be the highest non-sequel Animated/Family film opening, topping The Incredibles which opened at $70.5 million. In addition, here are some of the other notable accomplishments expected by Universal:
Also opening this weekend was the party film, ‘Project X‘. The film brought in an estimated $20.7 million, exceeded the initial expectations. Word of mouth is mixed on the film, but I still definitely want to see it. See how the rest of the films did below.
On March 2, a film called Project X is hitting theatres and it looks epic. A new trailer for the film has just been released and in the trailer are some quotes from viewers that got to see a preview of the film a few months ago. The film was described as, “The best party movie ever,” “Funny as hell,” “Like Superbad on crack,” “A parent’s worst nightmare,” and finally, “An epic, dirty, hilarious movie. I wish I was there.”
You might think that these quotes are a bit of an exaggeration, but judging from the trailer, I don’t think they are. The film comes from the director of Old School and The Hangover and follows three high school seniors as they throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads – the most out of control party I’ve ever seen.
The film stars Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper and Jonathan Daniel Brown and comes out on March 2. Check out the trailer below!