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Righteous Kill may not have slayed at the box office, but the DeNiro/Pacino combo was enough to shoot the cop movie to the top of the most downloaded movies on BitTorrent, according to TorrentFreak. Other newcomers include the A&E TV movie The Andromeda Strain and the bawdy comedy College. Superheroes are still holding on strong with Hulk, Iron Man and The Dark Knight still in the top ten.
|2||1||The Incredible Hulk|
|4||new||The Andromeda Strain|
|8||5||You Don’t Mess with the Zohan|
|10||8||The Dark Knight|
Over at Video Breakout’s Cool 100 list, Hulu jumped into the No. 2 slot, but it was TI who made the biggest leap, hopping 45 places to break the top 5. Summer music sensation Katy Perry got a nice bump in traffic while web video stars Smosh made their way on to the list.
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TorrentFreak data is based on http downloads of .torrent files from various BitTorrent sites. The data is collected by TorrentFreak and is for informational and educational reference only. Currently both DVDrips, DVD Screeners and R5 rips are counted. The “back” designation means that the title was in the list before and has reappeared, possibly in a new format.
The Video Breakouts Cool 100 offers a weekly snapshot of the most viewed Internet video authors and producers. Click any author in the list to see their Author Summary Report. All Video Breakouts lists and statistics are gathered through selective discovery and tracking. Where available, Video Breakouts uses video site APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to retrieve statistics. For sites that do not publish APIs the company analyzes their HTML web pages to discover assets and track statistics.