'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Frozen' Top List of 2014's Most Pirated Films

'The Wolf of Wall Street'
Paramount Pictures

The year's biggest film, 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' was nowhere to be seen among the 20 most pirated titles

There is some irony to a film about a guy getting busted for cheating becoming the most pirated film of the year.

Director Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as real-life stockbroker Jordan Belfort, was the most illegally downloaded movie of 2014, according to piracy-tracking firm Expicio.

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Wolf was illegally downloaded 30.035 million times between Jan. 1 and Dec. 23, 2014.

The film, which was released in theaters Dec. 25, 2013, grossed $116 million domestically and $392 million worldwide. The dramedy co-starred Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey and Kyle Chandler in the story of a man who defrauded investors and lived the high life before being investigated by the government.

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Disney hit Frozen was the second-most pirated film of the year, followed by George Clooney-Sandra Bullock starrer Gravity at No. 3 and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at No. 4. 

Interestingly, the biggest-grossing film of the year, The Guardians of the Galaxy, is not among 2014's 20 most-pirated films, perhaps because anyone interested in the film opted to see it in theaters. The Lego Movie, currently the year's fourth highest-grossing movie, also is not among the pirated top 20.

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The remainder of the top 10 pirated films is as follows: Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Legend of Hercules, X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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