To anyone who has said that Pirates of the Caribbean is a tired franchise, think again!
The fourth movie On Stranger Tides smashed box office records this weekend, becoming the biggest international opening of all time. YES, really!
Grossing a massive $256.3 million, the movie grossed nearly three times as much money as North America's $90.1 million.
Sure, it's not hundreds of millions, but not too shabby for one continent.
The movie knocked Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince off its throne, which was the original international blockbuster with $236 million.
Well done, Johnny and Co.! We have a feeling the Pirates franchise won't be going away any time soon…
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We are VERY pleased to report that Bridesmaids overtook Thor at the Box Office on both MONDAY and TUESDAY this week! Woo hoo!
How great would it be if Bridesmaids gets second place this upcoming weekend?
…We say second place, because let's be honest - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is def gonna end up in first.
Do U think Bridesmaids will continue to perform well at the box office? Will it beat Thor this weekend???
[Images via WENN & IMDB.]
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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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Just a few more weeks!
Check out the video (above) of the first clip released from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Pret-ty exciting! And is it just us, or was that Vernon Dursley from the Harry Potter movies???
Are U pumped for more Pirates later this month?
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Congratulations, Penelope! This is SO well deserved!
Today, Penelope Cruz is being awarded the 2,436th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!
After so many wonderful performances including Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver, Vanilla Sky, and even some other films that don't begin with the letter "V," we're very happy to hear that she's being recognized like this.
Keep up the good work, Ms. Cruz!
We're looking forward to seeing you next in Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides!
Do U think Penelope Cruz deserves a star on the Walk of Fame? Who else do U think deserves a star?
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