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StatShot: Top BitTorrented Movies and the Cool 100

People love lists and rankings. A top 10 list helps us get a quick sense of what’s popular at that moment. To help you keep your finger on the pulse of the ever-changing digital media landscape, we’re kicking off a new weekly feature that rounds up some interesting data you’ll want to know.

TorrentFreak’s Top Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent As of September 8, 2008
Rank Last Week Title
1 new Iron Man
2 new The Dark Knight
3 new Speed Racer
4 back You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
5 1 The X-Files: I Want to Believe
6 back The Happening
7 7 Hancock
8 2 The Promotion
9 9 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
10 3 Deception

We’re starting things off with two new lists: One, from TorrentFreak, will give us rundown of the most popular BitTorrented movie downloads, while the other, courtesy of Video Breakouts, will highlight who the biggest online video authors are each week (after the jump).

The inaugural lists from both places aren’t packed with too many surprises. After dominating the box office, super hero movies are dominating BitTorrent, and record labels make up most of the Cool 100 list.

In the coming weeks, we’ll add more stats from more providers, so be sure to check back in.

Video Breakouts
Cool 100
September 8, 2008
Now Last Weeks Name Views Lifetime
1 8 JonasBrothersMusic 44,314,764 190,313,038
2 5 3 10 expertvillage 6,568,549 198,411,669
3 3 10 sonybmg 6,339,838 363,571,734
4 7 3 10 hollywoodrecords 5,911,054 182,190,352
5 2 Google 5,908,089 114,924,601
6 4 2 10 machinima 5,398,529 147,890,534
7 8 1 9 Fred 4,942,357 88,981,758
8 23 15 10 AtlanticVideos 4,914,889 67,603,608
9 10 1 10 roadrunnerrecords 4,849,665 120,322,785
10 9 1 9 ChrisBrownTV 4,698,749 230,496,349
 Gain   Loss   No Change   New  

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 analyze their HTML web pages to discover assets and track statistics.

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