Avatar: This Year’s Most Pirated Film

December 22, 2010 by  
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avatar300Still want to believe illegal downloading is killing the movie industry? Avatar, despite being the highest grossing film of the year, has also topped the list of the most pirated movies of 2010.

According to TorrentFreak, the film was downloaded an estimated 16 million times through torrent sites and P2P connections. TorrentFreak claim this is a 33% increase on last year’s most pirated movie Stark Trek.

The blockbbusting Kick-Ass came second, earning 11.4 million illegal downloads while Leonardo DiCaprio (incidentally, this year’s best paid Hollywood A-lister) led films Inception and Shutter Island came in 3rd and 4th respectively.

The rest of the list looks like this:

1. Avatar – 16,580,000
2. Kick-Ass – 11,400,000
3. Inception – 9,720,000
4. Shutter Island – 9,490,000
5. Iron Man 2 – 8,810,000
6. Clash Of The Titans – 8,040,000
7. Green Zone – 7,730,000
8. Sherlock Holmes – 7,160,000
9. The Hurt Locker – 6,850,000
10. Salt – 6,700,000

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