Thanks to the international box office of Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Mickey Mouse is somewhere
right now yelling, "I'm rich biatch!" The film, now approaching
the one-billion mark, continues to dominate overseas and destroy all the
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Going for a Billion
According to Variety,
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest almost
matched the combined grosses of Miami
Vice, Garfield 2 and Superman
Returns while taking in a healthy $25.5 million in 51 markets.
This is Pirates seventh straight weekend as the box office
With this seventh victory, Dead Man's Chest has begun to
slide past Curse of the Black Pearl's record number from
2003. Now that the second Pirates installment has tackled
Phantom Menace and The Two Towers at the
box office, the film's next opposition will be Harry Potter and
the Sorcerer's Stone for the number three spot. So far Dead
Man's Chest has made $522 million overseas with a worldwide total
of $923 million.
With respectable drops from week to week overseas, Dead Man's Chest
looks pretty unstoppable. Whether Disney will drop some of this extra coin
into the next Pirates installment is yet to be known.
Though I am one of the many who found the first film to be better, Pirates
of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was one of the few films this
summer filled with all-out fun. When people are trying to escape today's
serious issues such as terrorism and Iraq, it seems like a no-brainer that
the lightest, but still big-budget, fair would be the way to go.
One goal Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest missed
was the $500 million mark for domestic ticket sales. 2006 has been
a huge year for the international box office.