One Billion Dollar Pirate Booty

Ohh yeah, Pirates is going to join a chosen few…in box office gross that is:


From Darkhorizons.com:

Pirates Close to Crossing the $1B Mark
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
September 3, 2006

Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest added another $11.8 million from 6,681 screens in 49 territories overseas this weekend to push its massive international total to $579.1 million, and to $991.9 million worldwide.

“Dead Man’s Chest” has surpassed Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone ($976.5 million) and climbed to the third spot on the all-time worldwide blockbuster list.

Buena Vista International predicts that the sequel will cross the $1 billion mark in global ticket sales by next weekend. The movie will join 1997’s Titanic ($1.85 billion) and 2003’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($1.12 billion) as the only three films in industry history to break the $1 billion box office barrier.

It may not have surpassed Titanic in the domestic box office, but who knows, maybe they can pump a little more out of it to cross over in the worldwide box office take. Seeing that only Titanic and The Return of the King have both past the 1 Billion dollar mark, it would be nice to see Pirates surpass them both.

Notice that it is usually the movies that have the longest amount of time, Titanic was about three hours, Return was well over three hours and Pirates 2 felt like three hours.

May I recommend a finally push at the American box office with a Pirates 3 teaser trailer at the very end so that people have to go see it and stay the whole time?

–Socram

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