‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Django Unchained’ and ‘Fast & Furious 6′ are most-pirated films of 2013

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My precious! Warner Bros.’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” was the No. 1 pirated movie of the year, with the fantasy picture racking up an estimated 8.4 million illegal downloads.

The next two most-pirated films are “Django Unchained,” logging 8.1 million illegal copies, and “Fast & Furious 6,” which was swiped 7.9 million times, according to data compiled by TorrentFreak.

Hollywood will register record box office receipts of nearly $11 billion in the U.S. this year. Top-grossing movies that are not on TorrentFreak’s top 10 list include “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — most likely only because its Nov. 22 release date has not given pirates enough time to poach the pic in big numbers — as well as “Despicable Me 2,” “Monsters University,” “Gravity” and “Man of Steel.”

The data is compiled from various sources including download statistics reported by public BitTorrent trackers; the numbers exclude pirated copies shared on rogue online-streaming sites or cyberlockers.

Rounding out the 2013 film piracy list are “Iron Man 3," “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Gangster Squad,” “Now You See Me,” “The Hangover Part 3" and “World War Z.”

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