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StatShot: Top BitTorrented Movies and the Cool 100

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Indiana Jones is still cracking that whip at the top spot of Torrent Freak’s list of most BitTorrented movies. Get Smart jumped up a few places as well, perhaps powered by the news that there will be a sequel. The British indie flick Adulthood is a surprise that came out of nowhere to land in the top five; the fact that Will Smith’s superhero Hancock made the list, on the other hand, is no surprise at all.

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

Lots of people are looking up how to do stuff, as Expert Village schools us on taking number one on the Video Breakouts Cool 100 list. After a few months of no one watching, WalrusGuy and his YouTube Poop videos are experiencing some kind of renaissance that’s translating into a nice uptick in traffic. Speaking of upticks, could Britney really be making a comeback? With almost 5 million plays this week, she’s ready to hit you baby one more time.

Video Breakouts
Cool 100
October 13, 2008
Now Last Weeks Name Views Lifetime
1 2 1 14 expertvillage 8,737,409 238,283,507
2 3 1 15 sonybmg 7,139,405 401,887,454
3 1 WalrusGuy 6,495,446 6,495,446
4 4 5 tpmtv 5,922,895 27,322,360
5 9 4 14 machinima 5,918,631 178,406,277
6 6 14 hollywoodrecords 5,108,619 210,475,076
7 19 12 14 BritneyTV 4,747,548 199,268,096
8 15 7 14 AtlanticVideos 4,672,633 88,766,317
9 2 Trailer Park 4,370,466 33,580,858
10 7 3 14 CBS 4,325,085 250,962,131
 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.