Avatar Tops List of Most Pirated Movies

'Dark Knight' and 'Transformers' aren't far behind
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2011 5:57 PM CDT
Avatar Tops List of Most Pirated Movies
In this image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington, are shown in a scene from "Avatar."   (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

(Newser) – The 2009 3D blockbuster Avatar ranks No. 1 on the list of most pirated movies, reports MovieFone via TorrentFreak. Despite director James Cameron's prediction that 3D would discourage illegal copies, pirates still downloaded Avatar 21 million times. (It's still the highest-grossing movie of all time.) Runners-up for most pirated include the Dark Knight and Transformers, each with 19 million downloads, followed by Inception (18 million) and the Hangover (17 million). Full list here. (Read more movies stories.)

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