Hulk failed because of movie pirates?

The Hulk wasn’t as successful as anticipated due to illegal copies of an early version that made it to the Internet — at least that’s what a report on German TV tonight wanted to make viewers believe, in the context of some IP-perspective reporting about our localized version of the DMCA. I don’t buy that propaganda, though: The cinema trailer I saw earlier this year was certainly enough to keep me from watching that film.