Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides Rules Box Office

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hoisted sail to the top spot at the box office this weekend earning $90 million in domestic sales. Add that to an additional $256.3 million overseas and you get $346.4 million worldwide. That’s the fourth largest worldwide opening weekend flick of all time. Not too shabby and well on the way to recovering costs for the $250 million movie.

While those numbers look impressive the movie was beat out by opening numbers for the last two Pirates movies which totaled $135.6 million for Dead Man’s Chest and $114.7 million for At World’s End. Disney was projecting closer to $100 million in the U.S. for Pirates 4.

Mixed reviews from critics and a pre-memorial day release probably accounts for the weaker numbers domestically. Pirates should retain the top spot next week as it does have good word of mouth among fans.

More good news for Disney is that Thor continues to rake in the money having reached over $383 million worldwide. Not too bad for a film that cost $150 million.

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9 Responses to Pirates Of The Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides Rules Box Office

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  2. jeremy says:

    As much as i liked pirates 4 and that’s a lot. it has almost no chance of holding the number 1 spot next week as two highly talked about sequels are coming to theatre. Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover 2 both will be in the number 1 and 2 spot. The real question is how far Pirates will drop after it’s first week. Like you said, the reviews have been pretty week but word of mouth is strong. So hopefully it’ll hold a strong number 3 spot.

  3. I think that while Pirates 4 sold pretty well it’s opening weekend, it’s numbers really do pale in comparison to the three previous movies. Also, it’s ratings (particularly on a fan-friendly site like Rotten Tomatoes) are pathetic in comparison to the first, and even the second, POTC movies. I was doing some research for my own blog yesterday, and I really hope Disney will reconsider their previous statement that they will be doing TWO additional POTC movies.

    They didn’t fail completely, but I think the series needs to be buried at the bottom of Davy Jones’ Locker. :)

    (And just in case you were curious, here’s my blog post about Pirates 4! A little bit of a different take on it, but I hope you enjoy! http://amandajcorreia.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/pirates-4/)

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  7. pirates fan says:

    Loved the 4th Pirates of the Carribean the BEST!!!! Great movie. I hope they make more with these characters. Don’t listen to the negative comments. Better chemistry in this film by far. Go, Johnny Depp.

  8. John Frost says:

    Ah-ha! Looks like I was right with POTC4 ruling at the box office for the 2nd week.

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