Where did Avengers, TDKR rank in 2012's most pirated movies?

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

We already know which TV shows were the most pirated of the year, but what about movies? A lot of sci-fi hits made the cut for 2012, but first place will definitely surprise you.

No, neither The Avengers nor The Dark Knight Rises took the top spot in Torrent Freak's annual ranking of the most pirated films. The "winner"? Found-footage-style party film Project X, which was only a modest box-office success compared to the rest.

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol took second place, with an estimated 8.5 million downloads, with The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, respectively, close behind to round out the top five.

The only other genre film to crack the list was The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1, coming in at 10th with 6.7 million estimated downloads.

It's always interesting to see which films rank in the top torrents list, because it shows the difference in interest and audience between the box office and the back channels.

What did you think of the final tally? Were you surprised by the breakdown?

(Via Torrent Freak)

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