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

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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