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#1 Posted on 23.6.11 1032.44
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http://boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/

Somehow, this movie that everyone thought was needless and pointless and they didn't really care for has ended up on the Top Ten List of World Wide Grosses. It knocked down Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 out of the top ten and, at the rate it's going, should move up to number #8 within a week or so. That will put it over the first Harry Potter film and the third Pirates film.

Johnny Depp now has the starring role in four of the biggest money making films of all time, world wide. These consist of Pirates 2, 3 and 4 and Alice in Wonderland.

I'm kinda amazed by this. Yeah, Johnny Depp is a big star and all... but really? The guy got his start in films by getting killed in A Nightmare on Elm Street. Before Sleepy Hollow, his films didn't make tons of money, in fact, before Sleepy Hollow he only had one film to make over $100 million at the domestic box office and that was Platoon... in 1986!

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#2 Posted on 23.6.11 1043.20
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I don't think it's Johnny Depp as an actor but rather the franchise as a whole. Ever since the second Pirates film was such a huge success these things are untouchable as long as the spectacle is still there. People go to see these films because they know the characters, they know the world, and they know they will see cool costumes and special effects. Of course, having a guy like Johhny Depp who can portray a character effectively and consistently is a huge plus. Unless pirates suddenly become unpopular (unlikely) or the studio takes a chance with a director who tries to 'shake things up' in the wrong way, I can see more Pirates films being made and billions more dollars being made.
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#3 Posted on 23.6.11 1105.37
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The Pirates movies do well because they're live-action adventure movies that are suitable for the whole family. It really recaptures the sense of fun that I think is very evident in franchises like Back to the Future, or Indiana Jones, or even Star Wars (original trilogy, at least). That doesn't mean they're all great films and I would expect the quality to decrease as they go on (I thought the third was fairly weak and haven't seen this last one). But they're the only game in town in that sort of family-friendly-without-being-adult-repelling vein.

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#4 Posted on 23.6.11 1141.12
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Beyond the families going to see the film, it's also the rare summer blockbuster franchise that get women out to see it. Given a choice between Pirates, Transformers, or various superhero movies, the vast majority of women will choose Pirates because....well, ladies dig Johnny Depp.
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#5 Posted on 23.6.11 1415.55
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What was it competing against?

I don't remember there being much out there that appealed to a wide audience.
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#6 Posted on 23.6.11 1415.55
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What was it competing against?

I don't remember there being much out there that appealed to a wide audience.
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#7 Posted on 23.6.11 1434.41
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    Originally posted by Lise
    What was it competing against?

    I don't remember there being much out there that appealed to a wide audience.
Box Office Mojo sez:
May 20-22 weekend: (boxofficemojo.com)
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (1st week) $90M
2. Bridesmaids (2nd week) $20M
3. Thor (3rd week) $15M
4. Fast Five (4th week) $10M
5. Priest (2nd week) $4.7M

May 27-30 4 day weekend:
1. The Hangover Part II (new) $103M
2. Kung Fu Panda 2 (new) $61M
3. Pirates $50M
4. Bridesmaids $20M
5. Thor $12M

June 3-5 weekend:
1. X-Men: First Class (new) $55M
2. The Hangover Part II $31M
3. Kung Fu Panda 2 $23M
4. Pirates $18M
5. Bridesmaids $12M

June 10-12 weekend:
1. Super 8 (new) $35M
2. X-Men $24M
3. Hangover II $17M
4. Panda 2 $16M
5. Pirates $11M

June 17-19 weekend:
1. Green Lantern (new) $53M
2. Super 8 $21M
3. Mr. Popper's Penguins (new) $18M
4. X-Men $12M
5. Hangover II $10M
6. Panda 2 $9.0M
7. Bridesmaids $7.0M
8. Pirates $6.6M
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#8 Posted on 23.6.11 1449.25
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I think it may be the case that Johnny Depp's Pantomime Pirate concept/acting is more easily translatable/relatable in multiple languages than say, an "Inception".
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#9 Posted on 23.6.11 1613.29
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Foreign numbers, since that's the general topic:
May 20-22:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (new) $260M
2. Fast Five $27M
3. Thor $8M
4. Rio $5.6M
5. Water for Elephants $5.1M

May 28-30
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $124M
2. The Hangover Part II (new) $60M
3. Kung Fu Panda 2 (new) $55M
4. Fast Five $16M
5. Thor $4M

June 3-5:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides $69M
2. The Hangover Part II $64M
3. X-Men: First Class (new) $61M
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 $42M
5. Fast Five $11M

June 10-12:
1. Panda 2 $57M
2. X-Men $41M
3. Pirates $41M
4. Hangover II $39M
5. Super 8 (new) $7M

I'd say Mike Z is likely right.
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#10 Posted on 23.6.11 1904.57
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The World Wide gross tends to throw things off a bit. I just can't believe Phantom Menace is the highest grossing Star Wars film since the special editions were supposed to count. The cash is real and all, but I view tickets sold as the real winner. Sadly, last time I checked it was Gone with the Wind. I fucking hate Gone with the Wind.
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