TOP 20: Most downloaded VOD movies of all time

Comedies dominate with skew toward most recent cinema releases.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List.
Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in The Bucket List.


A list of the most downloaded video on demand (VOD) movies of all time has been released by digital media services company Avail-TVN.

The list is dominated by comedies and recent releases, which is attributed to the rising popularity of simultaneous DVD and on-demand release. Eleven of the titles on the list were released in this way.

Fourteen of the top twenty were released in 2008 or later with data for 2010 releases unavailable as most of these are not yet released to DVD/VOD.

“The fact that the movies on the Top 20 list are so recent illustrates the growth of the movies on demand category and highlights the shift in studio release strategies to better meet consumer demands,” said Doug Sylvester, chief strategy officer, Avail-TVN. “Strong VOD movie performance is continuing in 2010 and we expect to see three or four new additions to the Top 10 list this year. VOD is emerging as a key channel for digital media delivery.”

The Top 20 most downloaded VOD movies of all time

1. The Hangover (2009)
2. Twilight (2008)
3. Gran Torino (2008)
4. Four Christmases (2008)
5. The Proposal (2009)
6. Alvin & The Chipmunks (2007)
7. Taken (2008)
8. Knocked Up (2007)
9. Bride Wars (2009)
10. Juno (2007)
11. The Bucket List (2007)
12. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
13. He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)
14. Baby Mama (2008)
15. Yes Man (2008)
16. 17 Again (2009)
17. National Treasure 2 Book of Secrets
18. Fool’s Gold (2008)
19. 10,000 BC (2008)
20. 27 Dresses (2008)

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