‘Avatar’ is the most-pirated film of 2010

Filesharing blog releases end of year stats

Avatar was the most pirated film of 2010, according to new data released by filesharing blog TorrentFreak.com.

Second on the list was Kick-Ass, with 11.4million downloads, followed by Inception with 9.7million.

Last year’s top-pirated film was JJ AbramsStar Trek reboot, which was downloaded 11million times.

Cameron has previously stated his belief that 3D film-making is the film industry’s best hope for combating piracy. Despite being first on the list, Avatar still took nearly $2.8billion (£1.8billion) at the worldwide box office and remains the highest-grossing movie ever.

Notable absentees from the Top 10 include two of the most popular movies at the box office this year – Toy Story 3 and Alice In Wonderland.

TorrentFreak.com chiefs said the figures were collected from a variety of sources, including reports from thousands of BitTorrent trackers.

The Top 10 most pirated films of 2010, according to TorrentFreak.com are:

1. Avatar – 16.58million
2. Kick-Ass – 11.4million
3. Inception – 9.7million
4. Shutter Island – 9.5million
5. Iron Man 2 – 8.8million
6. Clash Of The Titans – 8million
7. Green Zone – 7.7million
8. Sherlock Holmes – 7.16million
9. The Hurt Locker – 6.85million
10. Salt – 6.7million