Pirated copies of IRON MAN 2 have leaked online four days before the much-anticipated sequel hits cinemas in the U.S.
Studio bosses at Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment opted to release the movie outside America before the film's domestic release on Friday (07May10), and they were rewarded with ticket sales of more than $100 million (GBP62.5 million) at the international box office last weekend (01-02May10).
But the quick release has given pirates the opportunity to copy the movie and leak it.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, camcorder-shot copies of the movie are available for download on a string of torrent sites online.