Pirates Plunders $90 Million at the Box Office; Overseas Record Set
Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush
The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film sailed to the top of the weekend box office, Box Office Mojo reports.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides brought in some major booty — an estimated $90.1 million — to become the top opening of 2011. However, the debut was notably lower than that of the second ($135.6 million) and third ($114.7 million) films. The film, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, fared much better on foreign waters with a total of $256.3 million, making it the highest-grossing launch ever overseas.
Thor keeps the hammer down on Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids held steady in second place, grossing $21 million in its second week of release. After two weekends on top, Thor, fell to No. 3, drawing $15.5 million in ticket sales; its total gross now surpasses $145 million.
Fast Five parked at No. 4, attracting $10.6 million and bringing its total to $186.2 million. In fifth place, Rio took in $4.65 million (for a total of $131.6 million).
Priest followed close behind in sixth place with $4.6 million. Jumping the Broom came in seventh, garnering $3.7 million.
Rounding out the top 10: Something Borrowed (No. 8, $3.4 million), Water for Elephants (No. 9, $2.1 million) and Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (No. 10, $990,000).