29 December 2012 7:52 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

TorrentFreak have released their annual lists of the most pirated movies and TV shows of 2012, and the winner of the film list is not one you'd expect.

"Project X," the widely panned teen comedy about three nerds who throw a party that spirals out of control, took the top spot on the film list with 8.72 million illegal downloads in 2012.

It just edges out much higher profile action tentpoles like "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol" (8.5m), "The Dark Knight Rises" (8.23m), and "The Avengers" (8.11m).

Also making the list are "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" (7.85m), "21 Jump Street" (7.59m), David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (7.42m), "The Dictator" (7.33m), "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (6.96m), and "The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1" (6.74m).

On the TV front, HBO's big-budget fantasy series "Game of Thrones" easily dominated the small screen list with a single episode of this year's second season receiving 4.28 million downloads. »

- Garth Franklin

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