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Here are the 10 most downloaded movies of all-time

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Oct 2011 14:41 User comments (7)

Here are the 10 most downloaded movies of all-time TorrentFreak has posted a list of the 10 most pirated films of all-time, using weekly data they have compiled since 2006.
What is clear from the list, however, is that despite being massively pirated, all the films did particulary well at the box office, breaking Hollywood's mantra of "piracy killing ticket sales."

The data is gathered from only public torrent trackers since 2006, so please keep that in mind as there are certainly other ways to pirate movies including private trackers, warez sites, p2p and newsgroups. None of those figures are included.

In first is the highest-banking film of all-time, Avatar, followed by the $1 billion grossing The Dark Knight in second.

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7 user comments

114.10.2011 0:39

shouldn't really output those numbers as that is only 1 site and the MPAA will use that data to show how bad piracy is or hurting the industry.

If you you take the Avatar downloads being all blu-ray and costing $40 each a copy your looking at $840,000,000 in lost income from 1 site alone.

214.10.2011 1:05

I would be curious to know if any of the films on the list were limited in access in any way more then other films of similar quality.

Things like longer wait time for release to DVD or streaming sites.

314.10.2011 5:15

Originally posted by xtago:
shouldn't really output those numbers as that is only 1 site and the MPAA will use that data to show how bad piracy is or hurting the industry.

If you you take the Avatar downloads being all blu-ray and costing $40 each a copy your looking at $840,000,000 in lost income from 1 site alone.

They will do that anyway...at least now RATIONAL people can look at the numbers and say, "The more a movie is pirated, the more money it makes".

Heck the MPAA and RIAA probably just look at the world population, assume that everyone one earth is buying every movie at launch price, and then calculating their, "Piracy losses" based on that...

$40 per copy of Avatar, 7 billion people, and only $2.7 billion gross...clearly pirates cost them $277,300,000,000 on that one movie...those third world orphans with no computers are the worst...they never buy movies so they must be using the computers that they don't have to pirate them.


414.10.2011 9:00

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by xtago:
shouldn't really output those numbers as that is only 1 site and the MPAA will use that data to show how bad piracy is or hurting the industry.

If you you take the Avatar downloads being all blu-ray and costing $40 each a copy your looking at $840,000,000 in lost income from 1 site alone.

They will do that anyway...at least now RATIONAL people can look at the numbers and say, "The more a movie is pirated, the more money it makes".

Heck the MPAA and RIAA probably just look at the world population, assume that everyone one earth is buying every movie at launch price, and then calculating their, "Piracy losses" based on that...

$40 per copy of Avatar, 7 billion people, and only $2.7 billion gross...clearly pirates cost them $277,300,000,000 on that one movie...those third world orphans with no computers are the worst...they never buy movies so they must be using the computers that they don't have to pirate them.
It does feel like they do this. I think that if they're allowed to exist and take so many people to court, they should have to meticulously explain how they got their numbers, because these things just never seem to add up.

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

514.10.2011 21:40

The real thing is ......it doesn't matter a damn.

They make multi-millions on the stuff that is downloaded (wow who knew, the popular stuff that makes millions and millions is the most popular download).

Then it end up free to air.

.....like as if any of that 'justifies' the ruinous fines they get the courts to impose.

It's just so f**king pointless.

In the end it's only a bit of TV & a 1.5hr or so diversion.....

.....and non of it (with very very very few exceptions) is ever really worth all the fuss at the best of times.

615.10.2011 11:17

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by xtago:
shouldn't really output those numbers as that is only 1 site and the MPAA will use that data to show how bad piracy is or hurting the industry.

If you you take the Avatar downloads being all blu-ray and costing $40 each a copy your looking at $840,000,000 in lost income from 1 site alone.

They will do that anyway...at least now RATIONAL people can look at the numbers and say, "The more a movie is pirated, the more money it makes".

Heck the MPAA and RIAA probably just look at the world population, assume that everyone one earth is buying every movie at launch price, and then calculating their, "Piracy losses" based on that...

$40 per copy of Avatar, 7 billion people, and only $2.7 billion gross...clearly pirates cost them $277,300,000,000 on that one movie...those third world orphans with no computers are the worst...they never buy movies so they must be using the computers that they don't have to pirate them.
also no way to know how many of those people also bought the dvd/bluray and how many went to the cinema (perhaps multiple times).

Was there not a study last year that said something along the lines of the people who pirate spend more on average on seeing films at the cinema and buying dvds?

715.10.2011 12:41

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weedude99

no way to know how many of those people also bought the dvd/bluray............

Was there not a study last year that said something along the lines of the people who pirate spend more on average on seeing films at the cinema and buying dvds?
Yes that is true.

Almost all of the 350 or so of the high def films I bought were try before buy.

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