Disney's 'Pirates' Rule the Global Box Office With Biggest Opening of All Time; Film's Unprecedented Booty Of $401 Million
This figure surpasses the previous record of $382 million set by the six-day opening of "Spiderman 3" earlier this year. "Pirates" continues to please audiences around the world with exceptionally strong exit polls.
Domestically, "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" raised its weekend estimate to $156 million (including Thursday night showings). The film set a new record for the four-day Memorial Day Weekend with its gross of $142 million (including Monday estimates), surpassing the previous high of $122.8 million set by "X-Men: The Last Stand" in 2006.
- United States