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MOST-PIRATED MOVIES ARE ALSO BOX-OFFICE HITS

October 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The most-pirated movies of all time are also some of the biggest box-office winners, according to TorrentFreak.com, which tracks BitTorrent use on the Internet. According to the website, Avatar, with 21 million downloads, is the most pirated movie ever, with The Dark Knight and 2007’s Transformers tied for second place with about 19 million. Avatar, it noted, is also the top grossing movie of all time with $2.782 billion in ticket sales, while The Dark Knight is third with $1.001 billion. Also making the top ten list was Inception, which came in at No. 4 with 18 million downloads and The Hangover, No. 5 on the list with 17 million. 2009’s Star Trek reboot came in at No. 6 with 16 million downloads, followed by Kick-Ass with 15 million. The Departed, The Incredible Hulk and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End all tied for eighth place with 14 million downloads.