'Angels & Demons' debuts but can't top 'Fired Up' on most-pirated movie list

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'Angels & Demons' debuts but can't top 'Fired Up' on most-pirated movie list

Tue May 19, 2009 @ 03:12PM PST

By Eriq Gardner


Angels-demons-1 "Angels & Demons" may have taken the top spot at the box office last weekend, but it's only the sixth most pirated film on BitTorrent, according to Torrent Freak. The top spot belongs to "Fired Up," a male cheerleader comedy that has just been released on DVD. Meanwhile, "Star Trek" climbs to the third most pirated film. Considering the film's fan base and tech-savvy, we're somewhat surprised it's not higher on the list. Paramount has reportedly been extra-aggressive on the anti-piracy front. 

Here's a look at the top 10 films for the week ending on Sunday, May 17:

1. Fired Up
2. The Horsemen
3. Star Trek
4. Push
5. Angels & Demons
6. Crank: High Voltage
7. The Girlfriend Experience
8. Fanboys
9. 12 Rounds
10. Valkyrie

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