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8. (tie) “The Departed” (2006)

Pirated 14 million times

The director Martin Scorsese has made many classic American films, such as “Taxi Driver” and “GoodFellas,” all of which brought him more critical raves than box office success. That changed in 2006 when he released “The Departed,” a crime saga that grossed $290 million at the worldwide box office, far outpacing any other of his films.

In addition to the relatively high box office take, it also netted the director his first Oscars—for Best Picture and Best Director. The film was illegally downloaded 14 million times.

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