Pirates Reaches $332M Worldwide


Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End continued on a wave of unprecedented success at the global box office over the weekend, and is poised to have the biggest worldwide opening of all time, it was announced today by Mark Zoradi, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Marketing and Distribution. Worldwide the movie has earned $332 million total in five days.

On the domestic front, “At World’s End” will establish a new 4-day Memorial Day weekend record. The film’s gross through Sunday is estimated to be $126.5 million, with the Monday holiday still to come. It is the Studio’s 53rd film to reach the $100 million plateau, which is unprecedented in the industry.

At the international box office “At World’s End” is on track to gross a record-setting $205.5 million thru Sunday, and has already become the Studio’s 54th release to join the $100 million club. The film has a few major markets yet to open including China and India.

Commenting on the announcement, Zoradi said, “Audiences all over the world are clearly having a blast with this latest ‘Pirates’ adventure and we’re thrilled to report that the film is on track to have the biggest worldwide opening in movie history. From every corner of the world, the film is playing like gangbusters, and we think that this enthusiasm and good will is going to continue for a long time to come.”