In response to Netflix publishing a list of the Top 10 Most Rented Movies of All Time, a blog dedicated to the legally-questionable world of BitTorrent released it’s own list, the Top 10 Most Pirated Movies of All Time. At the top of that list, James Cameron’s “Avatar“. The top grossing movie of all time is also the most pirated movie ever with 21 million downloads.
The sixth and seventh films in the Top 10 belong to “Star Trek” and “Kick-A**,” the latter being the only film in the Top 10 that didn’t crack $100 million in the box office. The bottom 3 of the list are tied with 14 million downlods apiece; “The Departed,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End.”
While the Netflix list tends to be more family friendly or Oscar darlings, the movies most popular with illegal downloaders tend to be the big blockbusters. The only common points being two films starring Leonardo DiCaprio, “Inception” and “The Departed.”