Weekend Box Office: Pirates Doesn't Disappoint

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The big story at the box office this weekend is clearly Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.  It was predicted that it would be huge at both the domestic and international box office and it didn't disappoint.

Pirates brought it $90.1 million domestically for the weekend, but the big news is its performance on the international stage.  The fourth pirates flick earned a staggering $256.3 million in 100 foreign markets in five days.  It surpassed the previous international record of $236 million from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2009.

Jack Sparro Talks to Blackbeard

Bridesmaids also did well this weekend, falling only 19% from its opening weekend to bring in another $21 million, making its grand total $59.5 million in two weeks. 

Thor dropped down to third place in its third weekend adding another $15.5 million to its huge $145.5 million total.

Here are the top five this weekend:

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $90,100,000
  2. Bridesmaids - $21,058,000
  3. Thor - $15,500,000
  4. Fast Five - $10,631,000
  5. Rio - $4,650,000

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Quotes

Did everyone see that? Because I will *not* be doing it again.

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow: Captain, I wish to report a mutiny! I can name fingers and point names.
Blackbeard: No need, Mr. Sparrow. They are sheep. You, their Shepherd.

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