Disney’s Pirates crosses $100 million mark

MUMBAI: Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End continued on a wave of unprecedented success at the global box office over the weekend, and is poised to have the biggest worldwide opening of all time.


On the domestic front, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End will establish a new four-day Memorial Day weekend record. The film’s gross through Sunday is estimated to be $126.5 million, with the Monday holiday still to come. It is the Studio’s 53rd film to reach the $100 million plateau, which is unprecedented in the industry.


At the international box office Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End is on track to gross a record-setting $205.5 million through Sunday, and has already become the Studio’s 54th release to join the $100 million club. The film has a few major markets yet to open including China and India.


Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution president Mark Zoradi said, “Audiences all over the world are clearly having a blast with this latest ‘Pirates’ adventure and we’re thrilled to report that the film is on track to have the biggest worldwide opening in movie history. From every corner of the world, the film is playing like gangbusters, and we think that this enthusiasm and good will is going to continue for a long time to come.”


Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End stars Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Geoffrey Rush along with Chow Yun-Fat. The film was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski from a screenplay written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio.


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