The year 2015 saw some of the best movies debuting on the big screen.

From “Mad Max: Fury Road” to “Furious 7” to “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, these are just some of the films that became critics’ personal favourites this year. However, no matter how much we enjoyed watching these movies, in no way do we condone piracy because streaming or downloading unauthorised copyrighted content is illegal.

Mad Max May 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) / Source: Warner Bros

Piracy continues to persist as a major problem for the movie industry and a recent report by Variety showed that the download number the problem is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

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While it’s not shocking to see some blockbusters being pirated the most, the download numbers sure came as a surprise to us. Though it was released in 2014, Christopher Nolan‘s “Interstellar” was named the most pirated movie of 2015. Piracy-tracking firm Excipio revealed that the film was illegally downloaded for 46.8 million times.

Other movies that were pirated the most include “Avengers: Age of Ultron“, “Furious 7”, “Jurassic World“.

Interstellar
Source: Interstellar’s official website

Check out the list of the top 10 most pirated movies of the year below:

  1. Interstellar (46.8 million downloads)
  2. Furious 7 (44.8 million downloads)
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron (41.6 million downloads)
  4. Jurassic World (36.9 million downloads)
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road (36.4 million downloads)
  6. American Sniper (34 million downloads)
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey (32.1 million downloads)
  8. The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies (31.6 million downloads)
  9. Terminator: Genisys (31 million downloads)
  10. Kingsman: The Secret Service (30.9 million downloads)

J.J. Abrams “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” didn’t make it into the list and it is most likely because the movie has yet to show up on piracy sites. Thus, it is possible that that it will top the same list in 2016.

The report proved that piracy has increased from time to time because 2013’s “The Wolf of Wall Street”, which was the most pirated movie of 2015, was downloaded for 30 million times. The amount is significantly lesser than the Nolan film’s 46.8 million downloads.

Do you agree with the above list? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

Source: Variety.

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