Avatar wasn't only the highest grossing film ever, pulling in over $2.7 billion dollars world wide, but it also topped the list of most pirated movies in 2010. I don't know why anyone would want to watch a crappy version of that film meant to be seen in 3D, but a ton of people did, and it still made an ass-load of money.
TorrentFreak, listed the 10 most pirated movies of the year, and as you can see, sci-fi films did just as awesome on peoples computers as it did at the box office.
Shutter Island (9,490,000)
Iron Man 2 (8,810,000)
Clash of the Titans (8,040,000)
Green Zone (7,730,000)
Sherlock Holmes (7,160,000)
The Hurt Locker (6,850,000)
Avatar ended up breaking Star Trek's record of 10,960,000 as most downloaded film in a single year.
What do you all think about these numbers? Do you think movie pirates will bring down the Hollywood box-office? It didn't really hurt Avatar, but it definitely hurt some of the other films on here like Kick-Ass.
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