Wired News contracted with P2P survey company BigChampagne to pull together a series of top-ten charts for P2P music, movies, TV and artists. Interestingly, these diverge in some important ways from the box-office charts . For example, box-office-smashing turds like Spider-Man 3 didn't even crack the top ten -- neither did Shrek 3; and Transformers, ranked third at the box office, slipped to seven on the P2P chart.
Top Movies of 2007
1. Resident Evil: Extinction
2. Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End
3. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
8. American Gangster
9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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