ROTF 2nd most pirated movie of the year

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  1. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    only star trek beat it out :'Star Trek' Is the Most Pirated Film of 2009 - Inside Movies

    1. 'Star Trek': 10.96 million
    2. 'Transformers': Revenge of the Fallen: 10.6 million
    3. 'RocknRolla': 9.43 million
    4. 'The Hangover': 9.18 million
    5. 'Twilight': 8.72 million
    6. 'District 9': 8.28 million
    7. 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince': 7.93 million
    8. 'State of Play': 7.44 million
    9. 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine': 7.2 million
    10. 'Knowing': 6.93 million


    for the record i do not d/l movies i just thought this interesting
     
  2. Liselotte

    Liselotte Revenge is coming... TFW2005 Supporter

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    wow, if these 10.6M cheap bastard buy ticket to see the movie, it could've made 85M more. Assuming ticket price is $8.50
     
  3. edsonbarron

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    well i downloaded it illegally , but i watched it in theaters 8 times and even bought the bluray dvd :) 
     
  4. Ephland

    Ephland Let's Go Rangers

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    pretty sad that so many people pirated "Twilight", especially considering it came out so much later than most of the others.
     
  5. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Funny how the most pirated movies also are some of the highest grossing movies?..I guess piracy doesn't destroy movies as much as they make you believe.

    Probably many people downloaded it after seeing it in theatres, until they could buy the dvd. That's something what I always do when I want to see some of the awesome scenes again but have to wait months for a real copy on dvd. And then I still buy it.
     
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    thats pretty good and bad in both ways
     
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    THIS. Hell yeah, I got a bootleg. And the Walmart IMAX DVD.
     
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    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Funny and sad at the same time. :lol  I watched the movie once when it hit theaters.
     
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    A pirated copy does not necessarily entail a ticket that could have been sold.

    Same goes for the video game industry. When the most pirated titles are the biggest block busters of the year you learn to stop listening when companies point fingers and cry foul.
     
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    I pirated it, but saw it in the theater 6 times. Then got it for X-Mas.
     
  11. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm more impressed/shocked that RockNRolla is 3rd. Nearly ten million downloads for a movie that made all of a tenth of ROTF's budget? That shit had to affect the bottom line. OTOH, maybe it means there's more interest in the planned sequel than otherwise indicated by the BO take. Ritchie's going to be able to do whatever the hell he wants next after the success of Sherlock Holmes; I hope he does the planned RockNRolla sequel(s) before the likely Holmes sequel.
     
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    Guilty as charged. :eek: 
     
  13. Sage o' G-fruit

    Sage o' G-fruit Critics gonna critique

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    Um...yay?
     
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    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    This is true for the biggest games, however I can tell you that for smaller games piracy IS a problem. Especially for PC games, and many developers have shifted to consoles for that reason alone.

    I think a big difference is a movie is cheaper than buying a videogame, movies attract more people (videogaming has become more mainstream, but is still way more niche than movies), and people seem to be less critical with movies.

    Some movies and games just don't deserve to be bought though..oh oops, did I say this out loud?
     
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    i pirated it, because i'm a cunt.
     
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    Ebay:
    I'm surprised Wolverine is so low on the list, I figured its whole leaked-working-copy deal would've pushed it higher.
     
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    And this is good,How?
     
  18. ryan.j

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    I'd go so far as to say distribution models like Steam are going some way to solving that problem. being able to see what your friends are playing, which games are selling well, being able to reinstall whenever you like, and the low overheads of digital distribution allowing more reasonable prices make it The Future.

    for example i bought ambient floaty absorb-em-up Osmos on sale yesterday because i fancied playing something a little more laid back after a left4dead2 marathon, it was very reasonably priced and the two click purchasing system is simplicity itself.

    i can guarentee that if it hadn't been on Steam i wouldn't have bothered (doubly so because i've already got Spore, from which it blatantly steals the first third of the game!)
     
  19. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    I started downloading movies off utorrent this week, cuz my buddy bought me a video/mp3 player for christmas which plays .avi movies.

    It's funny, I bought these bluray movies, which come with digital copies, but behold they don't work when you try to convert them to .avi because of all the security crap. I tried startrek, and hancock, both did the same thing, they would convert, but it would be all scrambled, so I just downloaded illegal versions that would work.
     
  20. Optimus-JD

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    Who says they didn't? I saw it twice in the theater. Went home after the second time, downloaded the horrible cam version of it. I was also at the store on day one to get the BluRay.

    The numbers mean nothing unless you can also put the number of people that saw it in the theater and then purchased the DvD as well. If the purpose of the list is to try to say how much money was lost, then it would be more representative. Of course, the purpose of the numbers is to insinuate that those didn't do what I did. Even if it was, that one download negated all the money I spent seeing and owning it.
     

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