MUMBAI: Indian audiences have given their verdict on Disney’s Pirates franchise. The fourth installment, Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has registered the biggest Hollywood box office numbers in India over all titles of 2010 and 2011 as per Disney.
With an average opening weekend occupancy of 82 percent, the movie continues to sustain showcasing and audience craze. The first week India gross collections were approximately Rs 220 million (Rs 22 crore). The 3D version of the film added to the weekend where the 2D version alone contributed a good portion of revenue all though the opening week.
The language versions – Hindi, Telugu and Tamil have also seen a good response.
Walt Disney Studios, India executive director, marketing and distribution K.Seshasaye said, "We continue to engage and connect with audiences through our enduring content, creativity and innovation for all ages in India. We have created unique touch points for Pirates fans to experience content across various platforms."
Internationally, last weekend, the sequel opened #1 worldwide to box-office takings of $346.4 million. This ranks the 4th biggest global debut of all-time.