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StatShot: Top BitTorrented Movies and the Cool 100

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So have you read the rumors popping up on the web yesterday that there might by an Indiana Jones pt. 5? Ugh. Guess the Crystal Skull didn’t kill the cherished childhood memory enough. But Indy’s still got pull as people are BitTorrenting the heck out of his latest adventure. Indiana is joined by fellow newcomer Vin Diesel and his box-office bomb Babylon A.D..

TorrentFreak’s Top Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent As of September 29, 2008
Rank Last Week Title
1 new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
2 2 Iron Man
3 2 The Incredible Hulk
4 new Babylon A.D.
5 1 Righteous Kill
6 9 Death Race
7 10 The Dark Knight
8 7 Get Smart
9 4 The Andromeda Strain
10 5 College

Teens and politics are the names of the game on the Video Breakouts Cool 100 list. Teen singer Jesse McCartney’s videos put him comfortably in the top spot, TMPTV (formerly of Veracifier) debuted at No. 4 on the list.

Video Breakouts
Cool 100
October 6, 2008
Now Last Weeks Name Views Lifetime
1 2 jessemccartney 15,593,418 19,079,446
2 13 expertvillage 8,198,841 229,145,594
3 1 2 14 sonybmg 7,886,183 394,748,049
4 4 tpmtv 7,332,531 21,399,465
5 11 JonasBrothersMusic 6,117,192 216,698,080
6 13 hollywoodrecords 5,685,664 205,366,457
7 3 4 13 CBS 5,596,161 246,637,046
8 2 6 14 huluDotCom 5,580,852 87,312,773
9 13 machinima 5,491,931 172,487,646
10 12 Fred 5,289,672 110,361,447
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 For sites that do not publish APIs the company analyzes their HTML web pages to discover assets and track statistics.