Top 12 Movies Title Torrent Searches of 2010

According to Kickass Torrents, one of the largest and populate torrent indexes, these are the top 12 torrent-searched movie titles in 2010. Movie title searches are generally the most popular searched for items in torrent indices (after porn).

  1. Inception movieInception
  2. Iron Man 2
  3. Avatar
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Clash of the Titans
  6. Toy Story 3
  7. Salt
  8. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  9. The Sorcerer's Apprentice
  10. Robin Hood
  11. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  12. Get Him to the Greek

Sharing movies via torrent sites is illegal when one does not have permission to do so. The movie industry claims illegal file sharing cuts into is projected profits. (There is no absolute means to calculate shared digital file revenue loses. The numbers the movie industry releases are estimates of potential sales and assumes that each one of these copies would have been sold.)

2010 Domestic Movie Grosses for the Popular Torrent Searches

  1. Toy Story 3 movieToy Story 3 -- $415,004,880 -- rank #1
  2. Iron Man 2 -- $312,128,345 -- rank #3
  3. Twilight Eclipse -- $300,531,751 -- rank #4
  4. Inception -- $292,525,041 -- rank #5
  5. Despicable Me -- $250,966,220 -- rank #7
  6. Clash of the Titans -- $163,214,888 -- rank #11
  7. Salt -- $118,311,368 -- rank #18
  8. Robin Hood -- $105,269,730 -- rank #22
  9. Prince of Persia -- $90,759,676 -- rank #30
  10. The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- $63,150,991 -- rank #44
  11. Get Him to the Greek -- $60,974,475 -- #48
  12. Avatar -- 10,741,486 --rank #128

Source: Box Office Mojo

Despite this information, it is not clear what we can interpret from this data. It is interesting that the torrent comity popularity does not match the gross receipts. If movie piracy directly impacted profits one might expect either that the most popular title in the torrent search list had either the highest gross revenue or, due to piracy, the lowest gross revenue.

Revenues are dependent on the date the film was releases in the theater, how wide the release, the advertising dollars spend on promotion, the draw of the actors (and story), and the DVD release of the film.

Torrent popularity might depend more on social buzz, how new the movie is, how new the DVD release is. As an avid film fan, I would add that often the movies I watch via Netflix and Amazon Video on Demand are the newest films available and I suspect its similar for torrent users.

DVD Release Dates for the 12 Most Searched for Movie Titles on Torrent Sites

  1. Salt movie Anjolina JolieSalt -- 12/21/2010
  2. Despicable Me -- 12/14/2010
  3. Inception -- 12/07/2010
  4. Twilight Eclipse -- 11/30/2010
  5. Avatar -- 11/16/2010
  6. The Sorcerer's Apprentice -- 11/30/2010
  7. Toy Story 3 -- 11/02/2010
  8. Get Him to the Greek -- 09/28/2010
  9. Iron Man 2 -- 09/28/2010
  10. Robin Hood -- 09/21/2010
  11. Prince of Persia -- 09/14/2010
  12. Clash of the Titans -- 07/27/2010

Source: FilmCrave.com

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