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'Frozen,' 'Wolf of Wall Street' among most pirated films of 2014

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If there’s one thing that The Wolf of Wall Street and Frozen have in common besides the superfluous usage of the phrase, “Let It Go,” it’s that they are the two most pirated films of 2014.

Variety reports that each film was downloaded close to 30 million times each on torrent websites. Robocop took a close third at almost 30 million, factoring in illegal downloads from the original 1987 movie and the 2014 remake of the same name. Gravity, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Thor: The Dark World also rank high up on the hotly pirated titles of the year. Despite the accessibility and ease of legal film and television streaming websites, the top 20 pirated films of 2014 have been downloaded an overall total of approximately 483 million times.

Take a look at the full list from piracy tracking firm Excipio below.

1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30.035 million (Paramount, Dec. 25, 2013)

2. Frozen: 29.919 million (Disney, Nov. 27, 2013)

3. RoboCop*: 29.879 million (MGM, Feb. 12, 2014; and Orion, July 17, 1987)

4. Gravity: 29.357 million (Warner Bros., Oct. 4, 2013)

5. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 27.627 million (Warner Bros., Dec. 13, 2013)

6. Thor: The Dark World: 25.749 million (Disney/Marvel, Nov. 8, 2013)

7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.628 million (Disney/Marvel, April 4, 2014)

8. The Legend of Hercules: 25.137 million (Summit, Jan. 10, 2014)

9. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.380 million (20th Century Fox, May 23, 2014)

10. 12 Years a Slave: 23.653 million (Fox Searchlight, Oct. 18, 2013)

11. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.543 million (Lionsgate, Nov. 22, 2013)

12. American Hustle: 23.143 million (Sony/Columbia, Dec. 13, 2013)

13. 300: Rise of an Empire: 23.096 million (Warner Bros., March 7, 2014)

14. Transformers: Age of Extinction: 21.65 million (Paramount, June 27, 2014)

15. Godzilla: 20.956 million (Warner Bros., May 16, 2014)

16. Noah: 20.334 million (Paramount, March 28, 2014)

17. Divergent: 20.312 million (Lionsgate, March 21, 2014)

18. Edge of Tomorrow: 20.299 million (Warner Bros., June 6, 2014)

19. Captain Phillips: 19.817 million (Sony/Columbia, Oct. 11, 2013)

20. Lone Survivor: 19.130 million (Universal, Dec. 25, 2013)

* Combines data for both 1987 and 2014 versions.