Most-pirated movies of 2009 revealed

Star Trek tops chart of the year's most downloaded films.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the second most-downloaded movie in 2009.
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the second most-downloaded movie in 2009.


The ten most-downloaded movies of 2009 have been announced with Star Trek receiving the dubious honour of the top spot.

According to, the movie was downloaded 10,960,000 times, narrowly beating Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which notched-up 10,600,000 downloads.

Both of these films were successful at the box office however racking up global receipts of US $385m and $835m respectively. However, the third film on the list – RocknRolla – took a relatively modest total of $25.7m at the box office. attributes its popularity with downloaders to the fact that it was posted by ‘aXXo’, a highly active uploader with a reputation for producing high-quality copies.

Two of this year’s top five box office movies – 2012 and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – were absent from the list of top downloads.


  1. Star Trek – 10,960,000
  2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – 10,600,000
  3. RocknRolla – 9,430,000
  4. The Hangover – 9,180,000
  5. Twilight – 8,720,000
  6. District 9 – 8,280,000
  7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – 7,930,000
  8. State of Play – 7,440,000
  9. X-Men Origins: Wolverine – 7,200,000
  10. Knowing – 6,930,000


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