Pirates Drops But Still Tops


The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Be sure to check back on Monday for final figures based on actual box office.

Despite dropping 62.4% in ticket sales, Walt Disney Pictures’ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End earned another $43.2 million in its second weekend to bring its 10-day domestic total to $216.5 million. The second installment, “Dead Man’s Chest,” had earned $258 million after the same time last year. For more on the worldwide gross to date, click here.

Writer/director Judd Apatow’s new comedy Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann, debuted with an impressive $29.3 million from 2,871 theaters for an average of $10,199 per theater. The Universal release only cost $30 million to make and good legs should make this a very profitable movie for the studio. It opened better than Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which took in $21.4 million its first weekend on its way to $109 million.

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