I may not have seen them, but everybody else sure as hell looks like they did. Pirates broke a bunch of records this past weekend. Go Captain Jack Sparrow!!!
“Pirates” sequel sets new record at box office
Sunday July 9 11:28 AM ET
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” set a new record for the highest opening in box office history on Sunday, smashing the four-year-old record held by “Spider-Man,” said distributor Walt Disney Co.
The widely hyped family adventure sequel, marking the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, sold an estimated $132 million worth of tickets in its first three days of release across North America, easily surpassing industry expectations of an opening in the $100 million range.
The old three-day mark of $115 million was set by “Spider-Man” in May 2002.
Additionally, the “Pirates” haul of $55.5 million during its first day of release on Friday set a new record for a single day, beating the $50 million earned on a Thursday in May 2005 by “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.”
Awesome! I’m so looking forward to seeing this movie!