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I'm sure by now you have all seen the amazing movie that is Interstellar and if you haven't well. You better go watch it now. Right now. New year, new you can wait another few hours.

Now we have that out the way.

Being such an amazing movie, full of a cast of amazing actors and actresses and a plot that will surely blow your mind its no real surprise too me to see it top the list of most pirated movie.

Piracy tracking firm Excipio have stated that the film was downloaded roughly 47million times over the course of its life so far!

According to the firm, the top 10 most pirated movies of 2015 were:

  • Interstellar - 46.8 million downloads
  • Fast & Furious 7 - 44.7 million
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - 41.6 million
  • Jurassic World - 36.9 million
  • Max: Fury Road - 36.4 million
  • American Sniper - 33.9 million
  • Fifty Shades of Grey - 32.1 million
  • The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies - 31.6 million
  • Terminator: Genesis - 31 million
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service - 30.9 million

Separate from movies we can also see a list of the top 10 most pirated t.v shows of 2015 and of course, Game of Thrones tops that chat again for the 4th year running.

  • Game of Thrones- 14.4 million downloads
  • The Walking Dead - 6.9 million
  • The Big Bang Theory - 4.4 million
  • Arrow - 3.9 million
  • The Flash - 3.6 million
  • Mr Robot - 3.5 million
  • Vikings - 3.3 million
  • Supergirl - 3 million
  • The Blacklist - 2.9 million
  • Suits - 2.6 million
It is no real surprise that GOT is still no:1
It is no real surprise that GOT is still no:1

The news may surprise some, given the rise of subscription video on demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.

However, Mark Mulligan of Midia Research said these services were still in their "infancy, and only have a slice of the content available".

"To watch all of those popular TV shows legally, without a cable TV subscription, you'd need to pay $45 (£30) a month in the US across five different streaming services.

But when many users can just download the episodes for free I believe that this kind of piracy will only increase. So, did you download something less than legally this year?

I'm sure that in 2016 we can see these figures rise and with the release of Star Wars 7 i'm sure we all know what might top those charts!


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