'Museum,' 'Prison Break' top most-pirated list

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'Museum,' 'Prison Break' top most-pirated list

Thu Jun 04, 2009 @ 11:57AM PST

By Eriq Gardner

Prison_break1 Here's a look at last week's most pirated movies and television shows.

On the movie list, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" debuts at #5, a spot that typically is occupied by a big feature that has just been released theatrically. According to TorrentFreak, which monitors data on torrent sites, the version of the movie being passed around is a camcorded copy.

On the TV list, "Prison Break" takes the top spot. Not all Fox affiliates showed the two-part finale of the cancelled series, which may explain why the show was five-times as downloaded as the #2 show on the list. "Prison Break" is estimated to have been downloaded nearly two million times for the week ending May 31. That represents a record since we've been keeping track.

Most Pirated Movies:

1. Coraline
2. Push
3. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
4. Fired Up
5. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
6. He's Just Not Into You
7. Sniper
8. Star Trek
9. Crank: High Voltage
10. Valkyrie

Most Pirated TV Shows

1. Prison Break
2. Breaking Bad
3. Reaper
4. Medium
5. Mythbusters
6. Mental
7. Greek
8. Legend of the Seeker
9. The Tudors
10. Primevel

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