If you’re looking to catch Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home this coming weekend, you might want to steer clear of social media. This is because according to reports, it appears that full pirated copies of the movie have already made their way online. This is because while the rest of the world will be seeing the movie this week, it was actually released earlier in China last Friday.
This has resulted in pirated copies of the movie being created thanks to pirates who actually sat in the movie theaters and recorded the movie using a camera, a pretty old school but common method of pirating movies. However, the problem with such recording methods is that it is usually not very clear in terms of both video and audio.
This was a problem that Marvel had also previously experienced with Avengers: Endgame, in which a pirated copy of the movie was also leaked online before the rest of the world got to see it. That being said, it seems that the piracy of the movie probably won’t do much to negatively affect the movie’s financial success.
It has already been estimated that the movie has brought in about $111 million since its release in markets such as China, Japan, and Hong Kong. We expect that combined with the rest of the movie’s release in other parts of the world, it should still be a hit. So far reviews have all been pretty positive so it could be worth checking out this weekend if you don’t have plans.