The top 14 illegally downloaded movies in 2015: From Fifty Shades of Grey to Jurassic World

Can you guess which film made the number one spot?

Jason Guerrasio,Business Insider
Tuesday 29 December 2015 13:43
Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road
Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road

Though the box office had a banner year in 2015, the movie business still has to vigorously combat piracy and, according to data, it's on the rise.

Variety released a list of the 14 titles that were pirated the most this year, from tracking firm Excipio.

Two major points stand out. Titles from the year before, like “Interstellar” and “American Sniper,” were still popular in 2015, as both cracked the top 10. And the number of downloads from 2014 climbed dramatically.

In 2014, “Wolf of Wall Street,” a 2013 release, topped the list with just over 30 million downloads. That's 55 per cent less than the title that won out this year. In fact, “Wolf” wouldn't have even made it in the top 10 this year.

Here's the full list:

14. “Inside Out” (22,734,070 downloads)

Disgust from Pixar's Inside Out (2015)

13. “Minions” (23,495,140 downloads)

People really hate minions

12. “San Andreas” (26,792,863 downloads)

Rocky road: Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino play an estranged husband and wife in 'San Andreas'

11. “Focus” (26,792,863 downloads)

Will Smith and Margot Robbie in Focus

10. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (2014) (30,922,987 downloads)

Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in 2014's Kingsman: The Secret Service

9. “Terminator: Genisys” (31,001,480 downloads)

Arnold Schwarzenegger in a teaser clip for Terminator: Genisys 

8. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (2014) (31,574,872 downloads)

Stephen Fry, left, as the Master of Laketown in The Hobbit 

7. “Fifty Shades of Grey” (32,126,827 downloads)

Fifty Shades of Grey starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan

6. “American Sniper” (2014) (33,953,737 downloads)

Bradley Cooper stars in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

5. “Mad Max: Fury Road” (36,443,244 downloads)

4. “Jurassic World” (36,881,763 downloads)

Chris Pratt riding a motorbike flanked by velociraptors was one of the key scenes from Jurassic World, but cinema-goers had already seen it

3. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (41,594,159 downloads)

Hulk in Avengers: Age of Ultron

2. “Furious 7” (44,794,877 downloads)

Life in the fast lane: a scene from ‘Furious 7’

1. “Interstellar” (2014) (46,762,310 downloads)

Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway in Christopher Nolan's Interstellar

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