Why buy a DVD when you can just pirate it? Oh, it’s illegal… well that didn’t stop the 16 million people that illegally downloaded Avatar this year. Avatar is not only the most pirated movie of 2010, but it also has the most illegal downloads in a single year. Avatar beat out the previous record holder, last year’s winner Star Trek, by 6 million downloads.
Here are the 10 most pirated movies of 2010.
Avatar- 16,580,000 Downloads on BitTorrent
Worldwide Gross – $2,779,551,867
A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Kick-Ass – 11,400,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $96,130,432
An unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.
Inception – 9,720,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $825,408,570
In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a highly skilled thief is given a final chance at redemption which involves executing his toughest job till date, Inception.
Shutter Island – 9,490,000
Worldwide Gross - $294,803,014
Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island.
Iron Man 2 – 8,810,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $621,751,988
Because of his superhero alter ego, Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends and new enemies.
Clash of the Titans – 8,040,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $493,214,993
The mortal son of the god Zeus embarks on a perilous journey to stop the underworld and its minions from spreading their evil to Earth as well as the heavens.
Green Zone – 7,730,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $94,875,650
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.
Sherlock Holmes – 7,160,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $523,029,864
Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.
The Hurt Locker – 6,850,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $48,612,915
Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Salt – 6,700,000 Downloads
Worldwide Gross – $175,190,850
A CIA agent goes on the run after a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy.