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

Report a problem

Similar News Items

"Game of Thrones" (2011)
"The Walking Dead" (2010)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners