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'Fast Five', 'Hangover II' and 'Thor' Named the Most Pirated Movies in 2011

December 24, 2011 (6:00 am) GMT
In addition to the three films, 'Rango', 'The King's Speech' and 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II' are also included in the list of top ten most illegally downloaded movies this year.

What are the most pirated movies in 2011? "" came out on top in the list of 2011's most-pirated movies on BitTorrent, according to data released by TorrentFreak on Friday, December 23. Illegally downloaded for 9.3 million times this year, it was followed by "" and "".

The sequel of "" landed #2 with 8.8 million downloads, while the -starring movie ranked #3 with 7.9 million downloads. Oscar-winning film "" placed #9 with 6.3 million downloads, while "" rounds up the top ten with 6 million downloads.

"" and "", which box office grosses were relatively modest, also made it into the list. Other big movies, such as "" and "", surprisingly couldn't be found in the Top 10 list.

Although "Fast Five" topped the list this year, its number of downloads was way below last year's most-pirated film, "", which was accessed illegally for more than 16 million times. The average number of downloads for the entire top 10 list is also lower than that of last year.

TorrentFreak reasoned the decrease happened because of the "increase in legal alternatives" and "alternative piracy sources" including cyberlockers and streaming sites. It further noted that the number of active BitTorrent users isn't decreasing, which could mean that the downloads may simply be spread out over more titles.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies in 2011:

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