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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides crosses $1B worldwide

On the strength of an impressive overseas performance, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has crossed $1B in worldwide box office. The fourth film in the ‘Pirates’ franchise has grossed an estimated $1,007,703,000 — $233.703M domestic / $774.0M foreign.

Not adjusting for inflation, it’s now the eighth film to acheive the milestone and the […]

Super 8 opens with strong first place $37M

J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 launched Friday with an estimated $12.2M from 3,379 theaters. That’s in addition to the $1M it pulled in with Thursday Twitter sneaks. But on the more impressive front, the film gained 15% on Saturday to $14.0M and is projected to drop just 23% on Sunday ($10.8M) for what would be a […]

Friday Box Office: Super 8 in first place with $12.2M

After sneaking into 324 locations (including 239 Imax theaters) Thursday — and garnering more than 100,000 participants and $1M in the process — J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 opened Friday at 3,379 theaters (no 3D, but 240 Imax theaters) and grossed an estimated $12.2M (including an estimated $500,000 at 1,524 midnight locations–Note: The $12.2M figure does not include […]

X-Men: First Class opens to $55.1M; The Hangover Part II falls to second with $31.4M and Kung Fu Panda 2 third with $23.9M [UPDATED]

Update: Article updated with final box office figures.

X-Men: First Class opened to a solid, albeit not very spectacular, $55,101,604 in its first weekend from 3,641 theaters. The film grossed $21.399M on Friday, added $19.713M on Saturday and ended the weekend with a $13.990 Sunday. There were no other new wide releasing films this weekend.


Disney considering alternate directors for ‘Pirates 5’ if Rob Marshall turns down offer to return

An offer has been out to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall to direct a fifth ‘Pirates’ movie for some time now, but he’s been noncommital. Because of that, Cinema Blend reports that Disney has begun considering other alternatives should Marshall decline.

The directors Cinema Blend mentions are Shawn Levy, Sam […]

The Hangover Part II leads box office to record-breaking Memorial Day holiday weekend

Warner Brothers’ The Hangover Part II grossed a live-action comedy record-breaking $103.427M over the 4-day Memorial Day holiday weekend. All-in-all, the film led the weekend to to its biggest ever, with $280M in grosses.

The 3-day box office for The Hangover Part II was $85.946M (Fri-Sun). The 5-day cume (the film opened on Thursday) is […]

The Hangover Part II is biggest comedy of all-time with $86.5M 3-day / $118.1M 4-day; Will gross nearly $140M through Monday

The Hangover Part II is a huge success for director Todd Phillips and stars. Warner Brothers estimates that the R-rated comedy will gross $86.48M for the 3-day weekend (Fri-Sun) for a 4-day cume of $118.09M including its Thursday opening day from 3,615 theaters. Additionally, Monday grosses could top $20M for a current 5-day estimate […]

The Hangover Part II has impressive hold with $30M Friday; $135-140M likely by Monday

The Hangover Part II dropped only 5% on Friday, grossing an estimated $30.01M for an impressive $61.62M through two days. The film’s five-day gross (through Memorial Day Monday) is expected to top $135M and could even hit $140M. That’s an incredible start for the Todd Phillips-directed R-rated comedy which continues to break records.

The […]

ABC Family acquires network television premiere rights to Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

ABC Family has acquired the Walt Disney Pictures film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” from Disney-ABC Domestic Television, it was announced today by Tom Zappala, executive vice president, Program Acquisitions & Scheduling, ABC Cable Networks Group. The deal gives ABC Family the first-window rights to the network television premiere. The film is slated to premiere on the network in 2013.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

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Disney’s ‘Pirates 4’ breaks overseas record with $256.3M; Worldwide cume at $346.4M

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides debuted to an estimated $90.1M domestically — which was in line with expectations — but sailed into the record books with a huge $256.3M overseas for $346.4M worldwide. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” held the previous record for highest-grossing start overseas with $236M. The international debut was also […]

Pirates 4 to open in record 402 Imax screens

Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will open Friday in a record 402 Imax screens internationally (257 domestically / 139 internationally).

The 3D film was directed by Rob Marshall and returns Johnny Depp in the title role of Captain Jack Sparrow. Geoffrey Rush also stars along with with newcomers Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane and […]

New photo from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Disney has released a new photo from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. This latest photo from the Rob Marshall-directed film features the crew of Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge. Click to enlarge.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides stars Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush and Ian McShane and is scheduled to […]