James Cameron’s Avatar, which stormed past The Dark Knight to swiftly become the highest-selling Blu-ray in the history of the format, is well on its way to another HD distinction: the most pirated. TorrentFreak is reporting that the ten-plus gigabyte HD version of Avatar was downloaded more than 200,000 times in its first four days of availability.
Could the film’s lack of availability from leading renters Redbox and Netflix be contributing to its popularity with pirates, Insiders? Or does it just stand to reason that the most successful film of all time would also be among the most illegally downloaded? Weigh in with your opinions in the comments (assuming you still have the bandwidth while your torrent finishes downloading).