In a true pirated slap-to-the-face of the movie industry, TorrentFreak has been spending a fair few years (half a decade to be exact) compiling data on the most pirated movies of all time.
The list makes sense, all are films with ridiculously high budgets and grossed highly, meaning lots of people know about them and lots of people will pirate them. However these statistics don't show what we're most interested in: not what was downloaded most (it's mostly common sense); but when it was downloaded. If it was in the time the film was at the cinema, or when released on DVD & Blu Ray. It would explain the poor sales that studio executives have been bitching about when their films hit the store shelves.
Check out the top ten list below.
* Avatar (21 million downloads)
* The Dark Knight (19 million)
* Transformers (19 million)
* Inception (18 million)
* The Hangover (17 million)
* Star Trek (16 million)
* Kick-Ass (15 million)
* The Departed (14 million)
* The Incredible Hulk (14 million)
* Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (14 million)
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