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    'POTC 4' $1 Billion Box Office and counting...

    Disney confirmed Saturday that its fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, "On Stranger Tides," has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide since its May 20 release.

    The film represents the second top-grossing “Pirates” film, and will now set its target on 2006's "Dead Man's Chest," which took in $1.066 billion worldwide.

    At $756.1 million going into the weekend, "On Stranger Tides" is the third biggest international grosser of all time among all time, beaten only by James Cameron's "Avatar" ($2.02 billion) and "Titanic" ($1.24 billion).

    While domestic box office performance for "Pirates 4" has trailed the three previous films in the franchise, the movie's international performance is nothing short of extraordinary.

    Here, thanks to Disney's PR department, are some fun "On Stranger Tides" fast facts (well, fun if you're a Walt Disney Co. shareholder):

    >> Eighth film in history to reach the $1 billion threshold.

    >> Third Disney film in less than 18 months to gross $1billion globally ("Alice in Wonderland" was the other).

    >> The Walt Disney Studios’ fourth title to earn $1 billion.

    >> No. 3 film of all time at the international box office.

    >> Crossed the $500 million international threshold in a record-setting 14 days.

    >> Crossed the $800 million global threshold in only 20 days, the second fastest ever to reach this milestone.

    >>Set a new industry speed record by crossing the $700 million global threshold in only 16 days

    >> Disney’s biggest international release ever.

    >> The biggest "Pirates of the Caribbean" installment in 58 territories.

    >> Highest-grossing Disney film ever released in China and Russia.

    >> Nearing $100 million in Japan, where it’s been No. 1 for all six weeks of release.

    One Billion Dollars! Disney's 'Pirates 4' Is 8th Film to Cross Big Box-Office Mark | The Wrap Movies

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    Re: 'POTC 4' $1 Billion Box Office and counting...

    On Sunday, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides hit the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office to secure its place in movie history.

    Only seven films have crossed the $1 billion milestone; On Stranger Tides becomes No. 8.

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest also is a member of the billion-dollar club, having earned $1.1 billion worldwide. On Stranger Tides is certain to pass up Dead Man’s Chest.

    On Stranger Tides has done massive business at the international box office, where it’s grossed $774 million through Sunday. Domestically, it’s earned $233.7 million for a worldwide total of $1.007 billion.

    The movie is Disney’s biggest international release ever and the third biggest of all time. It’s also Disney’s highest-grossing film in China and Russia.

    The success of the fourth Pirates is a big victory for Disney CEO Rich Ross, producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall.

    “This is such a beloved franchise, and Johnny Depp is such a huge worldwide star,” Bruckheimer told THR.

    Bruckheimer also credited Pirates writers Ted Elliot and Terry Rossio, as well as Marshall and previous Pirates director Gore Verbinski, who set the template for the franchise.

    “The combination of all these talents was really something,” he said.
    Box Office Report: Jerry Bruckheimer Reacts to 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Passing $1 Billion Worldwide - The Hollywood Reporter

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    Re: 'POTC 4' $1 Billion Box Office and counting...

    Hello,
    I think part of the alure is that so many people KNOW about the "theme" of the movie from the Disney parks. In contrast, other Disney/Pixar movies are made and then rides are copied. It might be time to end the series and end on a good note.
    Good Day~
    A very Good Day~ aargh.
    .yo ho, yo ho...drink up me hearties...yo ho, a pirates life for me...

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