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Torrent News: 'Dumbo' Tops List of Most Pirated Movies This Week
In the previous week, it is reported that “Dumbo” was the most pirated movie on BitTorrent. It is followed by a recently released film and a Marvel Cinematic Universe title.
TorrentFreak listed “Dumbo” as the most illegally downloaded movie for the second week of the month through BitTorrent. Per the news outlet’s weekly listing, it was the movie’s first time joining the top 10 since its theater premiere in March and made its way immediately to the top. The live-action movie was directed by Tim Burton and was based on the same title animated Walt Disney film released in 1941.
Another live-action movie based on an animated title — “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” — was named top 2 in the most pirated movies via BitTorrent last week. The movie premiered in May and has recently been released on BluRay. The fact that these movies have just gotten its BluRay releases is likely the main reason why it's torrent downloads went up in the last week. The same can be said for MCU’s “Captain Marvel.” The movie was released in March right before the era-ending film “Avengers: Endgame.”
The HDRip torrent file of Jordan Peele’s “Us” dropped one spot and ended up in fourth place of last week’s most pirated movies. It is followed by a Netflix original film, “I Am Mother.” Another new title on the list is also a Netflix-produced movie, “Murder Mystery,” starring big Hollywood names Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler.
“Avengers: Endgame” may not have been released on BluRay yet but it is still part of the weekly top pirated movie list via torrent ending up in seventh place. The remaining spots were filled by, in order, “Hotel Mumbai,” “Captive State,” and “Glass.”
Pirating movies through torrent downloads is illegal in many countries, but most users manage to get away with it through various security measures. However, movie production companies consistently go after offenders, especially in the United States. For example, a man in Hawaii was recently ordered to pay $2,900 for downloading two movies through The Pirate Bay.