Pirated copy of Avengers: Endgame is broadcast by Philippines TV channel
- Local cable TV provider Orient Cable showed blockbuster a day after its release
- Station is now being sued by movie company that shows film in the Phillipines
- Endgame crushed records for global first weekend box office of $1.2billion
A brazen TV station in the Philippines has come under fire for broadcasting a pirated copy of Avengers: Endgame.
Orient Cable, a local TV provider in the city of Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte province, is being sued for airing the film a day after its premiere in cinemas.
The company is now facing a lawsuit brought forward by Teatro de Dapitan – the authorised movie firm that shows the film in the country.
A brazen cable TV station in the Philippines has come under fire for broadcasting a pirated copy of Avengers: Endgame
According to a report from the Philippine News Agency, Teatro caught wind of the pirate film circulating on the TV and went straight to the police.
Orient Cable then pulled Endgame from television. The company are said to have then replaced the showing with a pirated version of Filipino superhero movie Captain Barbell.
Teatro de Dapitan lawyer Chembeelyn Alpeche-Balucan said the firm will ‘definitely’ pursue legal action.
Avengers: Endgame sealed it’s place in history as one of the most financially successful films ever made.
Orient Cable, a local TV provider in the city of Dipolog is being sued for airing the film a day after its premiere in cinemas
The Disney/Marvel Studios film crushed numerous Hollywood records for a global first weekend box office of $1.2billion, becoming the fastest film ever to break the $1bn barrier, doing so in just five days.
The superhero epic starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Brie Larson, among numerous others, was the number one film in the US with a $350million haul, which was aided by an $859million opening throughout other countries.
Endgame broke the record for the fastest film to reach $1billion, which it managed in only five days, compared to the 11 days it took or the previous installment, Avengers: Infinity War.
Disney’s shares hit an all-time high on Monday morning as the markets reacted to the record-breaking success .