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Pirated copies of “Expendables 3″ began cropping up on torrent-sharing sites Wednesday and downloads started to spike Thursday, according to data provided by piracy-analytics firm Excipio. As of 6 p.m. Eastern Thursday, the movie had been downloaded 189,052 times worldwide, with 42,216 of those in the U.S., according to Excipio. [UPDATE: As of Sunday, July 27, at 6 p.m. Eastern, Excipio had tracked 1.13 million illegal downloads of "Expendables 3" worldwide.]
A similar a leak happened in 2009, when a rough cut of 20th Century Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” was shared on Megaupload.com about a month before the tentpole’s preem. Fox estimated that at least 15 million people downloaded the movie, and represented tens of millions of dollars in lost revenue.
originally posted by: TheProphetMark
I watched it but I'm starting to regret not using a VPN to download the movie because of the possible motivation behind leaking the movie. Please use a VPN if you're going to download it. It's better to be safe then sorry.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
I have to wonder, did they do it on purpose?
Ya know, because they needed the hype for it?
originally posted by: JohnPhoenix
The Expendables 3 the new Sylvester Stallone movie is set to open in U.S. theaters on August 14, but I've already seen the new DVD quality copy online.
originally posted by: the_philth
Just asking out of curiosity... are you gonna go check it out in a theater?
What amazed me is someone actually made a DVD Sreener Before the film was even released - this is very rare.