Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides breaks box office records

Discussion in 'TV, Movies and Music' started by Wendy, May 24, 2011.

  1. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    29,457
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Neverland
    Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has broken box office records to become the film with the biggest international opening tickets sales figures of all time. Johnny Depp's fourth outing as Captain Jack Sparrow opened last week. And it hauled in a treasure chest of $256.3 million (£159 milllion), exceeding the previous high set by Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.

    In the UK, the film sailed easily to the Number One spot, bagging £11.6 million over its five-day opening, achieving the highest box office figures of 2011. It emerged as Disney's fourth biggest film opening in the UK.

    Gobally, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced movie opened with an estimated $346.5 million (£215 million), earning it a position as the fourth biggest-ever global opening behind Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, Spider-Man 3 and previous Pirates Of The Caribbean film, At World’s End.

    In total the franchise has now pulled in more than $3 billion (£1.8 billion) in the global box office.
     
  2. DisneyFreak

    DisneyFreak New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,928
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Accounting Manager
    Location:
    My Laughin' Place
    The movie fell short in the US to the opening of "At World's End" which brought in $114.7 million in 2007. Though the domestic take of $90.1 fell within their projections of $80-100 million and was the biggest opening so far this year.
     
  3. uscwest

    uscwest Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    8,783
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Woodbridge, VA
    I think it's great that records are being set, but isn't it really all relative? I paid $13.25 for EACH ticket. I can remember some older movies where I paid considerably less that $5.00/ticket.
     
  4. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    29,457
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Neverland
    :yes: I agree John.
     
  5. DisneyFreak

    DisneyFreak New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,928
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Accounting Manager
    Location:
    My Laughin' Place
    This is true and I have read articles that said if they would consider cost of inflation that Gone With the Wind would still be the highest grossing movie ever.
     
  6. Wendy

    Wendy A hui hou kakou Makuakane Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    29,457
    Likes Received:
    166
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Neverland
    I love Gone with the Wind :D
     

Share This Page