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Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2012

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Project X, about an out-of-control teen party, was the most pirated movie of 2012, according to TorrentFreak.

The site has released its list of the films downloaded most often on file-sharing service BitTorrent over the past year, and Project X finished a surprising #1 with approximately 8.72 million illegal downloads.

Check out the Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of 2012!

Underworld: Awakening Wins Weekend Box Office

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Kate Beckinsale’s vampire-action sequel Underworld: Awakening won the weekend box office with a take of $25.4 million.

Coming in second was new release, Red Tails, with a $19.1 million haul.

Nabbing third was the Mark Wahlberg flick Contraband, with $12.2 million in ticket sales.

Contraband On Target for #1 at Box Office

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Contraband, the new Mark Wahlberg crime movie, is expected to win the box office for the extended Martin Luther King Day Weekend.

With an estimated $30 million haul, Contraband would edge Beauty and the Beast 3D, the Disney re-release, which is tracking toward $26 million for its own opening.

Meanwhile, the Queen Latifah-Dolly Parton release Joyful Noise is battling it out with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol for third place.

Devil Beats Ghost at Weekend Box Office

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Low-budget horror flick The Devil Inside debuted on top of the box office heap, and won the weekend with an early January record-breaking $34.5 million.

Fueled by unconventional marketing and word of mouth, the possession thriller beat second place Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with $20.5 million, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which came in third with $14.1 million.

Jeremy Renner Attacked in Thailand; Friend Stabbed With Axe in Bar Brawl

Truth rating: 10
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Jeremy Renner was attacked in a brutal bar fight in Thailand early Thursday morning.

The Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol star was hanging out with friends at Rachada Pub in Phuket when one man in his group, Sri Panwa Resort General Manager Vorasit Issara, accidentally dropped a glass on the floor, inciting the venue’s employees.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Wins First Box Office of 2012

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Tom Cruise rang into 2012 with a win at the box office.

The star’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol took the top spot at the box office on New Year’s weekend, raking in $31.3 million, beating second place finisher Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($22.1 million).

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked came in third with $18.3 million.

Jeremy Renner: I’m Not Taking Over Mission: Impossible Franchise

Truth rating: 9
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Jeremy Renner has squashed speculation that he will taking over the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Despite positive buzz for his role alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, and acknowledging the potential for a take-over last year, Renner now says, “It’s not happening.”

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Leads Early Christmas Box Office Projections

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It looks like it’s going to be a big Christmas for Tom Cruise.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is set to win the extended weekend box office with $45 million, according to early estimates.

That would place it ahead of other blockbusters like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, both of which are expected to hit the $30 million mark.

But these projections are still very early.

CLAIM: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Marriage Torn Apart By FBI Probe

Truth rating: 0
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“FBI probe tearing Tom & Katie APART!” screams this week’s Star magazine cover story about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

According to the mag, a reported FBI investigation into the Church of Scientology has “sent Katie reeling and driven a wedge between her and Tom.”

Jeremy Renner May “Take Over” for Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible’

Truth rating: 10
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Jeremy Renner could “take over” the ‘Mission: Impossible’ movies from Tom Cruise.

The actor, who is co-starring with Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,’ the fourth film in the series, told MTV News, “It’s a franchise to potentially take over. I can’t predict what the future holds and what they want, but that’s certainly the idea.”

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