Pirates of Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hasn't even opened up in the U.S. yet and it's already broken box office records.
The film debuted in 70 countries on Wednesday and has already grossed $18.5 million - $5 million more than Pirates 3.
In Russia, it made $5 million on its opening day, giving Russia it's biggest movie opening to date. This could be due to the fact that Johnny Depp attended the Moscow premiere, a first for the franchise. Star Geoffrey Rush attended the Australia premiere, while Penelope Cruz took a trip back home to attend the Spanish premiere in Madrid.
It made $3.2 million in the UK and also had huge openings in Italy and Sweden.
Even though critics haven't been too kind to the Pirates franchise, we have a feeling it's going to make a huge splash when it opens on Friday. People still love the original concept and who can resist Johnny as Jack Sparrow? Let's face it: The movie is a worldwide phenomenon. (Plus, there are mermaids in the movie!!)
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