Pirated Blu-Ray/DVD’s for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance entered the illicit Top 10 this week – as did R5 copies of The Vow and TS copies of 21 Jump Street. The new entrants debuted at #4, #5 and #6, respectively, while M.I. Ghost Protocol, We Bought a Zoo, and The Grey held onto the Top 3 most-pirated spots.
A Theatrical Screener (TS) copy being propelled into the Top 10 could bode well for 21 Jump Street’s marketing team; as compared to a Blu-Ray or DVD rip, TS copies generally have substandard video and sound quality, which can make them tough to watch, especially if there are big VFX or a loud audience. Yes, it’s a camera that’s setup in a theater. If it’s high quality, it’s an empty theater with the sound pulled from the Audio Assistance jack (for the hearing impaired.) If it’s poor quality, it’s filmed from the back of a crowded theater using the camera’s microphone; people are shuffling around, munching popcorn and laughing (sometimes with, but often at the movie).
Nonetheless, this will breed more positive word-of-mouth that in turn can drive even more viewers to either go see it in the theaters or purchase the Blu-Ray/DVD/VOD, when they come available. If they’re not going to pay for it, at least they can vouch for it.
The data for the weekly download chart is collected by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are BD/DVDrips unless stated otherwise.
Week ending October 26, 2012
|Ranking||(last week)||Movie||IMDb Rating / Trailer|
|1||(1)||Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (DVDscr)||7.7 / trailer|
|2||(3)||We Bought a Zoo||7.3 / trailer|
|3||(2)||The Grey||7.2 / trailer|
|4||(…)||Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance||5.0 / trailer|
|5||(…)||The Vow (R5)||6.5 / trailer|
|6||(…)||21 Jump Street (TS)||7.7 / trailer|
|7||(4)||The Sitter||5.5 / trailer|
|8||(7)||The Adventures of Tintin||7.6 / trailer|
|9||(6)||The Three Musketeers||6.0 / trailer|
|10||(10)||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo8.1 / trailer|