They're still lining up for 'Pirates'

By Susan King
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
December 3, 2006

The after life:
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," which arrives Tuesday on DVD, received the kind of disastrous reviews that would sink most movies. But not only did the ballyhooed sequel to the 2003 adventure hit weather the critical storm, the Johnny Depp flick ranks as the box office champ of 2006.

Since its theatrical release in July, when it took in a record-breaking
$135.6 million domestically, the film has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. The DVD has conquered the Amazon.com pre-sales list: the two-disc special edition ranks at No. 1 and the single disc at No. 5.

And undoubtedly, the final installment in the trilogy, which sails into theaters May 25, will bring in even more doubloons at the box office.