50 Shades of Grey, the highly anticipated novel-based screen adaptation hit the big screens this past February 13th. But the movie isn’t only available in theaters. Soon after its release, various cam versions of the movie were leaked on the internet on torrent sites starting that Saturday night. As a result, the movie has broken not only box-office records but also internet downloading records (despite being banned in India, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Kenya). In this post, we will examine the increasing number of 50 Shades of Grey Torrent downloads cropping up on the web.
Critics had aggressively confident expectations from the movie, and despite its negative reviews, the movie lived up to them. It opened with 10.4$ million at the Australian Box office in its first weekend. Out of all films directed by women, EL James’s novel has had the strongest opening weekend in North America. Catherine Hardwicke’s “Twilight” was firmly planted in the first position until Sam Taylor-Johnson’s came to claim it. We still do not know if Taylor will continue directing further installments of the franchise, considering that she had several conflicts with the very involved James.
Since its debut, the BDSM romance starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, cashed in a whopping 265 million dollars world-wide. But the records don’t stop here! According to piracy-tracking experts at Excipio, 50 Shades of Grey Torrent files uploaded online resulted in approximately 300.000 downloads 298.037 unique IPs, to be exact) across the Globe. Out of these downloads, 44.896 came from the United States, 33.000 from the United Kingdom, 19.298 from India and roughly 16.952 from the Philippines. All of these numbers prove that the erotic drama, 50 Shades of Grey, was a phenomenal success, especially for internet pirates. The good news is that online piracy has not affected movie ticket sales in the cinema.
This news is surprising considering that IMDb gave the movie a 4.2/10 rating with 87.000 reviews, and Rotten Tomatoes marked the movie as Rotten, with a 2.4 score. One critic believes that the huge number of downloads may have a very simple explanation: everybody has heard about the phenomenon that is 50 Shades of Grey, but nobody actually deemed it worthy to see in the cinema. This is not the first time that a movie receives so many download sessions, and it will probably not be the last. Last year’s top grossing movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy” had 198.873 downloads in its first weekend.
If you are interested in downloading the movie created by Universal Pictures & Focus Features for yourself, you should check the global trailer first. Also, if this is your first pirated movie you should know that the version of 50 Shades of Grey which is currently being distributed online, illegally, has low quality audio and video. Movies recorded in the cinema are usually referred to as “CamRIP”. A DVD version of the movie is expected to surface online in three or four months.
How to Download the 50 Shades of Grey Torrent
The concept of torrents is easy to understand. TORRENT is basically an extension from BitTorrent, and it represents the file format used to point out the trackers before a download can begin. Downloads are made with the help of distributors (seeders). People who are in the download process are called requesting clients, or leachers. In order to complete a torrent download successfully you must first install a torrent client, like BitTorrent or uTorrent.
The best places to look for these torrents are on trusted file-sharing platforms and websites specifically geared towards movie torrents like ThePirateBay. You can check out a list of the best torrenting sites on the web in our past post. A Google search will also pull-out a large number of torrent files. But, you must be very mindful of what you download or click. As we already said, there is no DVD, BluRay or HD version of the movie out yet, so torrents claiming to have such a version are obviously scams. You should keep your eyes open for CamRip versions.
Once you find the torrent download link, simply click on it. It will automatically open in your torrent client. You can select what files you want to download (some torrents contain subtitles and additional info) and begin the download. As a general rule, you should go for Torrents which have a few hundred seeders. Seeing as 50 Shades of Grey is wildly popular, it wouldn’t be surprising to find tens of thousands of seeders. The tracker will tell you when the download is finished. Right-click the movie and open it. Don’t close the torrent immediately, be nice and seed for others as well!