The Hollywood Reporter has published, via TorrentFreak, the most illegally downloaded films of 2010. Unsurprisingly, the highest download is Avatar. But it hardly hurt the box office - its gross now stands a staggering $2.8 billion. Total downloads are on the right.

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

Looking at the number 2 film is a bit of a shock. Kick Ass was heavily buzzed about, but never did the type of business that Lionsgate expected. So on one hand you have an argument against illegal downloads affecting overall box office, and on the other a clear case for. Those who downloaded Clash of the Titans probably still asked for their money back. The studios will still be, rightly, freaked out. Last year Star Trek was the most downloaded with just over 11,000,000