TorrentFreak explained that the data for the list is collected from a number of sources, including reports from all major BitTorrent trackers.
Downloads between 1 January 2012 and mid-December 2012 of all torrent release formats of a movie are counted, TorrentFreak said.
This means that everything from DVD rips to camera recordings in a theatre are included in the ranking.
The table below shows the ranking of the most pirated movies on BitTorrent according to TorrentFreak:
|Rank||Movie||Estimated downloads||Worldwide grosses|
|2.0||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol||8,500,000||$694,713,380|
|3.0||The Dark Knight Rises||8,230,000||$1,081,041,287|
|5.0||Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows||7,850,000||$543,848,418|
|6.0||21 Jump Street||7,590,000||$201,585,328|
|7.0||The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo||7,420,000||$232,617,430|
|9.0||Ice Age: Continental Drift||6,960,000||$875,093,094|
|10.0||The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1||6,740,000||$712,171,856|
|Table originally from torrentfreak.com|