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StatShot: Slumdog‘s Gold Irresistable to Pirates

Just when you though Slumdog Millionaire had won every award, and topped every list — BAM! — it pulls out another victory. The Oscar-winner was the Most Pirated Movie on BitTorrent for the week ending March 1 according to TorrentFreak. Yeah! That is definitely going on the DVD cover. Other Oscar-nominated films in the top 10 included Milk, Changeling, and Transporter 3 (juuuuuust kidding about that last one, unless “most shirtless fight scenes” was a new category).

TorrentFreak’s Top Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent As of March 1, 2009
Rank Last Week Title
1 Slumdog Millionaire
2 8 Valkyrie
3 1 Role Models
4 Transporter 3
5 10 Punisher War Zone
6 2 Australia
7 4 The Day the Earth Stood Still
8 3 Seven Pounds
9 Milk
10 9 Changeling

Things were rather ho-hum on Trendrr‘s list of the most Twittered Broadcast TV Shows for last week. Heroes flew back into the No. 1 position, 30 Rock made a big comeback and SNL is still generating buzz.


Lost** keeps pushing forward, adding nearly 2,000 more tweets over the previous week.


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.

** Lost gets separated out because the word “lost” is rather common. Trendrr believes it has stripped out the references to keys and wallets, but we still give the Oceanic Six & Co. their own graph just to be safe.