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StatShot: Top BitTorrented Movies and the Cool 100

StatShot is a weekly roundup of numbers you should know. We’ll be adding new data to this regular feature in the coming weeks. If you have a stat you want to share with readers on an ongoing basis, hit the contact button up top and send us a note.

This week, Robert Downey Jr. keeps his Iron fist clenched around the top spot as the most BitTorrented film this week (surprising that The Dark Knight hasn’t nabbed that spot). He’s joined by Jason Statham driving really fast in Death Race and Steve Carrell’s bumbling secret agent Get Smart, both of which are new to the list.

TorrentFreak’s Top Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent As of September 8, 2008
Rank Last Week Title
1 1 Iron Man
2 new Death Race
3 2 The Dark Knight
4 4 You Don’t Mess With the Zohan
5 new Get Smart
6 back Wanted
7 3 Speed Racer
8 6 The Happening
9 7 Hancock
10 9 Hellboy 2: The Golden Army

Meanwhile, over on the Video Breakouts Cool 100 list, music continues to dominate with record labels and artists responsible for most of the activity in the top 10, but Hulu made its debut on the list, and’s game videos climbed a couple notches as well.

Video Breakouts
Cool 100
September 15, 2008
Now Last Weeks Name Views Lifetime
1 3 2 11 sonybmg 7,370,258 372,013,205
2 2 11 expertvillage 7,303,244 206,520,962
3 1 2 9 JonasBrothersMusic 6,503,472 197,511,256
4 6 2 11 machinima 6,018,022 154,253,555
5 4 1 11 hollywoodrecords 5,904,980 188,682,569
6 9 3 11 roadrunnerrecords 5,385,546 126,400,094
7 10 3 10 ChrisBrownTV 5,238,036 235,828,337
8 13 5 11 huluDotCom 5,167,154 71,008,780
9 7 2 10 Fred 5,014,372 94,988,082
10 18 8 11 BritneyTV 4,984,592 182,316,470
 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.

2 Responses to “StatShot: Top BitTorrented Movies and the Cool 100”

  1. The reason Iron Man is more popular than Dark Knight at the moment is the quality of the releases.

    Iron Man is available to download in full DVD quality, while the new Batman film is a washy screener that looks like telecync quality and has permanent Copyright warnings such as “Property of Paramount, for screening purposes only” which pop-up every half hour.

    Rest assured once the proper DVD and Hi-Def versions of Batman appear it will be number 1. Just look at it’s IMDB score.