I guess that’s an honor, right? Or does it just mean that either people love the “Fast and the Furious” movies but are embarrassed to go to the theater or simply too cheap to fork over cash. Whatever the reason, the latest installment of the Paul Walker and Vin Diesel franchise earned the title of most-pirated movie of 2011. The film already raked in over $626 million worldwide. Imagine how much more Walker and Diesel could’ve added to their respective bottom lines. Speaking of bottom lines, both of them have very juicy ones ;)
According to TorrentFreak, the racing flick was downloaded an estimated 9.3 million times. Though the number is astounding, “Fast Five” has nothing on last year’s “winner”. James Cameron’s sci-fi 3D opus, “Avatar“, was downloaded more than 16 million times and not only holds the crown for 2010 but for also the most illegally downloaded film of all-time. He truly is “king of the world”.
When comparing the top 10 list’s average over the past two years, one might think that illegal downloading is on the decrease. Not so, according to TorrentFreak. They claim that “alternate piracy sources” including streaming sites and cyberlockers have attributed to the decrease. Plus they say, the number of downloads spread beyond to more movie titles than just the ones in the Top 10. Check out what films “Fast Five” beat to earn this title.
Despite the negative tweets that she has been receiving about her hit track Motivation, Kelly Rowland is still standing strong on Billboard at number one. Now, she’s ready to release her full length album titled Here I Am. A few weeks back, Patrick gave us a little preview of the album which has been excited to hear the whole thing top to bottom.
The disc contains ten tracks including the club anthem Commander and her new smash with Lil Wayne, Motivation. Combining the perfect combination of fast, mid-tempo and slow jams, Kelly reminds us that she can stand alone, away from Destiny’s Child and out of the shadow of her fellow sister Beyoncé.
The album is also being released in a deluxe version that includes 2 bonus track and remixes of Commander and Motivation.
The new family ‘holiday’ movie HOP was able to bounce it’s way past action-thriller Source Code and claimed top spot at the Box Office after both opening this weekend. HOP pulled in an Easter basket full of money grossing $38,118,000 this weekend alone. Never underestimate the power of a good family film.
Starring James Marsden and the voice of Russel Brand as the Easter Bunny, HOP tells the story of a young E.B. is about to be crowned as the new “Easter Bunny”. However, E.B. would rather be a drummer than take on the responsibility of delivering eggs so he runs away to move to Hollywood. He meets Fred (James Marsden) and together, they help each other discover their true purpose and identity.
Opening along with Source Code was horror film Incidious. Both films performed well but both fell way below the numbers that HOP pulled in.
Jake Gyllenhaal was in Austin this past weekend to support his upcoming film “Source Code“, which I’ve seen and isn’t half bad. His sci-fi film kicked off this year’s South By Southwest film portion on Friday night. I’m sure Jakey was hoping his film’s merits would make headlines. Instead, a rather strange incident in the men’s restroom is overshadowing his film and putting Jake front and center.
While in men’s room relieving himself, a mini-brawl between Jakey and a photographer broke out. Apparently, said paparazzo was trying to take a pic of Jakey’s “source code” in mid-stream. LOL. I mean it’s one thing to sneak a peek, but to try and take a photo… Man, that’s just whack. Here are a couple of tweets from journalists who happened to be in the toilets as well:
One of my favorite eye candy actors, Jake Gyllenhaal is back in an action film after his previous role in Love and Other Drugs. This time, Jake plays Colter Stevens, a decorated soldier who finds himself wrapped up in a government project called the Source Code. This code places Colter in the body of an unknown man in the last 8 minutes of his life.
When a commuter train is blown up, killing everyone on board, the government places Colter in the body of a man who was on the train to try and dig up clues about where the bomb is and ultimately who the bomber is. These clues will then help prevent a future attack in real time.
This film is directed by Duncan Jones and was filmed last year in Montreal, Canada and Chicago. The film has an estimated $35 million budget and is scheduled currently for an April 1st release. This movie to me is part Speed, part Unstoppable, part Minority Report and I love it. I can’t wait to check it out.