Sunday, May 22, 2011

Box Office Round Up: Pirates Plunder Puns

Blow Johnny Depp has nothing on real Johnny Depp


In a surprise to nobody -- maybe former director Gore Verbinski was a bit shocked -- Pirates took home number one for the weekend in demanding fashion. It made $90 million, or 1,049,535,000 pieces of eight. I guessed $96, but since none of you took a shot, it looks like I won. This is double what PotC 1 made, but nowhere near the Pirate-mania that once was (although Pirate-mania is still running wild in the rest of the world, as it made $256 overseas just this weekend). Remember, PotC 2 once had the highest opening weekend ever. It still beats out Fast Five for the biggest opening of 2011.


Bridesmaids stayed at #2 with $21 million, only down $5 million from last week. #3, 4, and 5 were Thor, Fast Five, and Rio which have now made $145m, $186m, and $131m US life to date respectively. Then at #6 is Priest, which now has hit $60m worldwide and has thus broke even.

Finally, Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris finished #12 in limited release. And that is very limited release. Six screens! And yet it still made $580,000, which comes out to $96,500 per screen -- five times what Pirates made on 4100 screens. Beware the wrath of Woody.

18 comments:

  1. Nice stats, that was a good guess of $96 congrats. Pretty interesting Midnight in Paris finished with such a high amount per screening. Who would have thought?

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  2. I have to see that movie tomorrow.

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  3. I loves the first pirates, but I can't stand the rest, this one is going to suck too, lol.
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  4. Wow only 6mill off! And the world still seems to have POTC mania!

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  5. I did love the movie :D especially the earlier ones

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  6. The first Pirates was the best

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  7. Haven't seen the movie yet, but high numbers are always appreciated!

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  8. I still haven't even seen 'You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger'... which is awful of me, since I own everything Woody Allen has ever written, directed or starred in.

    Even Antz.

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  10. That's pretty impressive about the Woody Allen movie - although it IS Woody Allen.

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  11. Someone told me Bridesmaids was hilarious. The trailers made it seem so bad though..

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  12. 90 million dollars...how crazy is that! thats half a billion in my currency! That is a buttload of tickets sold. Going to see this soon too!

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  13. that's crazy. I could buy so many cheeseburgers with those takings.

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  14. interesting thing I only wonder why?

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