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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Yo ho ho!

I'm indifferent toward the latest installment in the "Pirates" franchise, but perhaps I'm in the minority, with $90.1 million worth of tickets sold this weekend in the U.S. (plus the record $256.3 million internationally, giving it a total $346.4 million, the fourth largest global opening).

From The Associated Press:
Propelled largely by the "Pirates" installment and the continuing success of "Bridesmaids," it was the second "up" weekend in a row as compared with box office figures from the same weekend last year. Next weekend, the three-day Memorial Day weekend, also appears bright, with debuts from "The Hangover Part II" from Warner Bros. and "Kung Fu Panda 2" from Paramount.
Combined with the second weekend of "On Stranger Tides," Dergarabedian expects it to be one of the biggest moviegoing Memorial Day weekends ever.
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Final figures will be released Monday.
1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” $90.1 million. (Review by The News-Herald's Mark Meszoros)
2. “Bridesmaids,” $21 million. (Review by The AP's Christy Lemire)
3. “Thor,” $15.5 million. (Review by Mark Meszoros)
4. “Fast Five,” $10.6 million. (Review by Meszoros)
5. “Rio,” $4.7 million. (Review by Lemire)
6. “Priest,” $4.6 million.
7. “Jumping the Broom,” $3.7 million. (Review by Lemire)
8. “Something Borrowed,” $3.4 million. (Review by Lemire)
9. “Water For Elephants,” $2.2 million. (Review by The AP's David Germain)
10. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $990,000.

-- Cheryl Sadler | | @nhcheryl

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