James Cameron’s Avatar broke yet another record, this time for being the most pirated movie of 2010.

Avatar is the highest-grossing film of all time, but more people saw it than just those who paid for it. TorrentFreak has compiled its annual “most pirated” list, and Avatar came out on top. Not only did it win the title by a large margin, but TorrentFreak reports it destroyed the record of last year’s most pirated film, Star Trek, with over 16,580,000 downloads to Trek‘s 10,960,000.

Other films near the top of the list are Kick-Ass in the number two spot (11,400,000 downloads), followed by Inception (9,720,000), Shutter Island (9,490,000), and Iron Man 2 (8,810,000). Rounding out the top ten are Clash of the Titans, Green Zone, Sherlock Holmes, The Hurt Locker, and Salt.

Some of these films may seem surprising, but the most downloaded films don’t always correspond to the highest-grossing ones. Absent from this list are Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland, both of which, like Avatar, had theatrical grosses of over $1 billion worldwide.

Source: TorrentFreak, via BBC News

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