Tuesday, April 24, 2007

"Spider-Man 3" already leaked in China

Here's why you don't premiere a film in Asia - pirated copies of "Spider-Man 3" have already hit the streets of Beijing, China. Keep in mind…the film isn't set to open for two weeks in the US.

Copies of "Spider-Man 3" hit the streets Today (Tuesday the 24th) and though no one in the West has been able to vouch for the authenticity of the burned copies, it's still pretty ridiculous. People were wondering when the film would get pirated as soon as it debuted in Tokyo a couple weekends ago…and if these copies prove to be authentic…well, then there you go.

Chinese piracy accounts for close to a billion dollars in losses for US cultural exports per year. "Spider-Man 3" in particular can't afford any lost revenue seeing as it's the most expensive film ever made (some estimates reaching upward of $500 million). Either way, if you find a copy online, please don't send it my way - I've already got my tickets for May 4th and you're NOT gonna spoil it for me.

If you want to watch the NBC.com Exclusice 7 minute preview of "Spider-Man 3" You can watch it here:

No comments: