'Wolverine' returns but can't top 'Fast & Furious' on most-pirated list

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'Wolverine' returns but can't top 'Fast & Furious' on most-pirated list

Thu May 07, 2009 @ 03:57PM PST

By Eriq Gardner

The theatrical release of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" has generated enough interest to push the film back onto the list of the Top 10 films being pirated on BitTorrent, but not enough to overtake five other films, including "Fast & Furious," which has sat atop the leader board for three of the past four weeks. If News Corp COO Peter Chernin estimates that "Wolverine" has been downloaded four million times, we're wondering what the total is for Universal's street-racing four-quel. Of course, "Fast & Furious" only leaked to torrent sites after it was released.

Here's a list of the ten most-pirated films on BitTorrent for the week ending May 3, according to TorrentFreak:


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