July 24, 2006
'Pirates' sails to third boxoffice win with $35 million
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1002877928Johnny Depp and his pirate friends are keeping all the boxoffice treasure for themselves.
Depp's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" remained the top movie for the third straight weekend, hauling in $35 million and lifting its total to $321.7 million after just 17 days, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Disney sequel passed the $305 million domestic total that its predecessor, 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," rang up during its entire six-month run.
"Dead Man's Chest" easily beat back a rush of new movies, which were led by Sony's family film "Monster House," a spooky animated tale that debuted at No. 2 with about $23 million. The movie follows the adventures of a group of children at a mysterious neighbor's scary home.