Update from July 8
And the winner, and new opening week champion, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.”
As predicted, the sequel rolled to an opening weekend of $132 million and broke the previous opening weekend record of $115 held by “Spiderman.” CNNMoney is reporting that the Pirates trilogy will fare better than “Back to the Future” in the 1980s, make it more like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy which grossed over $1 billion in the box office. Though the ladder trilogy will more than likely remain above the other trilogies in award receipts.
Reuters is also reporting the significance of a successful and profitable pirate trilogy for the makers, especially Disney.
One thing I still don’t understand; what’s the deal with the jar of sand?
Also, for those of you pirate fans out there, the History Channel ran an excellent documentary on actual pirates of the Caribbean.