Below was the news from IMDB.com, here is some an updated record that was broken:
This time, its from Darkhorizons.com:
“Pirates” Sails Over Weekday Records
Posted: Thursday July 13th 2006 9:55am
Source: Box-Office Mojo
Author: Garth Franklin
If you thought its opening weekend tallies would be the only record breaking that “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” would do, think again.
On Monday, “Pirates” sailed to an $18.1 million take – easily smashing the non-holiday Monday benchmark of $14.4 million set by “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” last year. Its Tuesday number of $15.7 million smashed that weekday’s record number – the $12.6 million scored by “The Omen” remake on its opening Tuesday last month.
At present the film looks steady to approach and possibly breach the $200 million mark in its first week of business, and more notably the small drop-offs have shown a good indication that repeat business should be good enough for the film to certainly pass the $400 million mark, and possibly the $500 million so long as the dips remain on the short side.
Monday and Tuesday. Those might not seem like massive grosses, but giving to the fact that usually during the week is the slowest time for a theater, 18 million and 15 million are massive amounts of money. Remember there are some movies that only do 15 million in one weekend, this movie did it in one day (like Superman Returns made 52 million in its first weekend, Pirates made 55 million last Friday, you do the math).
And he had more of a realistic amount of money with 400 to 500 million dollars. But I think we’re just playing it safe, over 600 million is a lot of money.