The most pirated film of 2010? (Hint: James Cameron isn't happy)

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Dec 14, 2012

Now that 2010 is nearly over, we've learned two very important things about you. One, you pirated 33 percent more movies this year than you did in 2009. And two, you don't seem to care if you have to watch the most impressive 3-D movie ever without seeing any of it in 3-D.

According to TorrentFreak, these were the 10 most pirated movies of the year, and as you can see, sci-fi did just as well on your computer as it did at the box office.

Avatar (16,580,000)
Kick-Ass (11,400,000)
Inception (9,720,000)
Shutter Island (9,490,000)
Iron Man 2 (8,810,000)
Clash of the Titans (8,040,000)
Green Zone (7,730,000)
Sherlock Holmes (7,160,000)
The Hurt Locker (6,850,000)
Salt (6,700,000)

With 16,580,000 downloads, Avatar has broken Star Trek's record of 10,960,000 as most downloaded film in a single year.

Is the fact that the most pirated film was also the most profitable film a rebuke to those who feel pirating will kill Hollywood? Or is Avatar such a special case (after all, Kick-Ass didn't do as well at the box office as it did on this list) that there's no lesson to be learned here?

What do you think?

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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