Popcorn buckets with Avengers images are seen. David Mercado/Reuters
Despite the makers and actors' efforts to save Marvel's much-anticipated film "Avengers: Endgame" from piracy, the movie has been leaked on several websites.
The film's leaked copy came from a Chinese theatrical screening which happened a day ago, variety.com reported on Wednesday.
According to the piracy news site TorrentFreak, users in China began sharing a 1.2-gigabyte file of "Avengers: Endgame" on peer-to-peer piracy networks sometime between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. China time on Wednesday.
However, the TorrentFreak's report stated that the quality of the video-cammed pirated copy is particularly bad.
Later, the film reportedly circulated on other platforms such as ThePirateBay and India's TamilRockers.
Directed by Russo brothers, "Avengers: Endgame" is the culmination of over 20 Marvel movies. It stars actors like Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
"Keep those spoilers to yourself," Downey tweeted after the film's copy got leaked online.
The film will release in India on Friday. It has already made history in India by selling 1 million advance tickets.
Indo-Asian News Service
Avengers: Endgame," the hugely anticipated series-ender from Disney and Marvel, set a new standard for Hollywood blockbusters this weekend with stunning hauls of $350 million in North America and $1.2 billion worldwide.
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