Pirates kick ass this weekend

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!!!

From yahoo.com:

“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!


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