If there is anybody (which I really doubt) among "pirates" who feels a pang of guilt to download a movie this could be good news:
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film box offices were poised on Wednesday to eclipse 2007's record $9.68 billion in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales with Hollywood eyeing more than $10 billion this year as audiences flocked to theaters during the recession.
Movie studios began the year with January crossing the $1 billion mark for the first time ever, and box offices this month are counting on help from highly anticipated films such as "Avatar," "Sherlock Holmes" and "It's Complicated."
So much for their "piracy is killing our industry" arguments. If they can do this well during a global recession (when piracy likely would be rampant and impact their revenues) they have no credibility making such statements going forward.