Due to some unfortunate events, a digital copy of The Expendables 3 was leaked onto the Internet and was pirated more than 2 million times. Now Lionsgate is trying to sue the individuals responsible claiming that the piracy will hurt their box office performance. While that’s probably true, I remember when this happened to the first film. Sure ticket sales were low, but that’s mainly due to The Expendables being kind of terrible.
The final 20 minutes of Expendables 2 finally delivered on its premise, and now a third wants to run what little success it had into the ground with its biggest cast ever. So will piracy be to blame for its poor opening or will everyone just realize how bad it is? Well, judging by the final trailer for the film, it’s the latter. The Expendables 3 is legally watchable August 15th.