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Here’s a weird surprise: The most illegally downloaded movie of the week? It’s not Iron Man 2, which makes its debut in the chart at #2, behind another new entry… One that wasn’t actually that big a hit at the box office.
Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood was, somewhat surreally, the most bootlegged movie of the week, according to TorrentFreak’s regular top 10 chart (A DVD screener-rip of The Expendables falls from last week’s top spot to #3). I’m puzzled as to what lessons can be taken from this: Was there a hidden audience desire to see this movie in theaters that was defeated by ticket prices (“I want to see it, but not enough to pay for it“)? Are Iron Man 2‘s fans waiting to actually buy the DVD legally? Did everyone think they were downloading something else…?