Pirated 14 million times
“The Incredible Hulk” was the second movie about the enraged green monster in the franchise, following Ang Lee’s 2003 “Hulk,” which received poor reviews and disappointing box office receipts. The 2008 attempt was meant to reboot both the character and his commercial prospects.
“The Incredible Hulk” did only marginally better than its $245 million predecessor, earning a worldwide box office gross of over $263 million. Maybe moviegoers had Hulk fatigue, or maybe the 14 million copies that were illegally downloaded made people watch it at home, instead of “hulking out” at the multiplex.