‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ Crosses $500 Million at Global Box Office

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Strong international numbers, especially in China, have powered Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” past the $500 million at the global box office.

The fifth installment in the franchise opened at No. 1 at the domestic box office during what was the slowest Memorial Day Weekend in nearly two decades. In two weekends domestically, the movie has earned $114.6 million. That leaves the remaining $386.6 million to overseas earnings to reach its current worldwide sum, $501.2 million.

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In China alone “Pirates 5” has made $142.6 million. Russia is the movie’s second highest grossing overseas territory with $30.5 million. Korea is in third with $17.9 million, while the U.K. and France round out the top five with $16.7 million and $15.2 million respectively.

The movie’s massive earnings have pushed Disney past $2 billion in international grosses for the year.

Johnny Depp returns to play Jack Sparrow, the role that earned him an Oscar nomination with the franchise’s first installment. Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg co-directed the movie that also stars Javier Bardem. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley both returned to the franchise after skipping out on the fourth installment.

This weekend at the domestic box office “Pirates 5” landed in third with $21.6 million, behind newcomers “Wonder Woman” and “Captain Underpants.”

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  1. Jack Sparrow says:

    People often compare Pirates to transformers, fast and furious, DCEU and other average franchises. But I ask which series has shown similar creativity? Mkst of the big franchises borrow material from books, comic books or toys,whereas Pirates has used just the name of a ride and created a whole new world out of it with charasmatic and fun characters. Captain Jack Sparrow is a cinematic icon unlike most other famous characters who come from other source material.
    I challenge you to name a series that has so many interesting villians. The visuals of the series are among thr best in the world. Too many iconic one liners. Excellent action set pieces. And the music is bombastically brilliant. Bring on more Pirates! Drink up me hearties yo ho…

  2. Go! says:

    It´s fun. Even though Captain Jack is much more drunk, not as naive, cunning, charming and fresh as in the first movie. But he´s funny, funnier than in the last parts of the movie. I especially love the joke about the skeleton in the bar, because Johnny used to tell the story, when Al Paccino told him this joke over and over and over again while filming Donnie Brasco. So it was probably Johnny´s idea. Javier Bardem is terrific, really cool character. Barbossa, one of my favourite characters, brillant as ever. I guess, I´m gonna see it a third time…

  3. Gary says:

    Just saw it today and I would give it a solid 4.5 stars. Tremendous effects and Johnny Depp, endearing in his back and forth bumbling vs. lucid Jack Sparrow character….. maintained his overall cool. Javier B. is one scary dude and all in all, I recommend this movie.

  4. malcolm says:

    Overall I thought it was a decent film Johnny was a little to over the top and not that good at the start but improved through out the film and by the end I found some of it quite emotional especially Barbossas scenes ..not the best in the series but really not a waste of time..

  5. Carolyn says:

    JD rocks and the movie was awesome. I just can’t understand the logic that Wonderwoman did amazing but pirates didn’t ? What is wrong with you people!!!!

  6. Cynthia C Dahle says:

    Congratulations, to Johnny, Geoffrey and the rest on #5. Absolutely remarkable. Continued success, one and all on a job well done.

  7. eberttk56 says:

    Saw it in 3D, amazing! LOVE POTC! 👏👍

  8. judylatty says:

    Jack Sparrow rules the seas!!

  9. Michael says:

    Great movie. Happy for Pirates 5 to succeed and Baywatch to fail.

  10. Prime says:

    So much for all the doom and gloom reports everyone was doing their best to create. Well done Pirates!

  11. Denise Donovanova says:

    500 million in 2 weeks! Holy moly! So much for this sinking at the box office. I loved the movie. Congratulations POTC looks like they’ll be sailing into a 6th!

  12. Margaret Lynch says:

    So much for all the critics panning the film because they have a grudge against Depp for some reason!

  13. jim says:

    Good it was the best pirates sequel it deserves it. Loved it.

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