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Pirates of the Caribbean Can't Beat Spider-Man 3
Sunday, May 27, 2007 - reddit
Much to my disappointment, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End did not end up taking the opening day record from Spider-Man 3 on Friday, though it did score an impressive booty nontheless -- $142 million worldwide on $44 million in domestical sales Friday and another $14 million from the early Thursday screenings.
That $44 million Friday is about $15 million less than Spider-Man 3 pulled in, but that doesn't mean there aren't records to be set, or that Spider-Man 3 won't be crushed by At World's End in total gross as the weeks wear on. SM3 has been falling badly every single weekend, so much so that it won't even break into the Top 10 for highest grossing film ever.
Pirates 3 on the other hand seems to be getting better reviews, saying that the third installment in the franchise -- and likely the last for the foreseeable future -- builds on its predacesors and raised the bar for action films involving insane levels of computer generated graphics.
In a direct comparison, Spider-Man 3 had just 900 FX shots, compared to over 3,000 for At World's End, Pirates opened in more theaters but probably only broken even on total screens dude to its almost three-hour length. The weekend total for SM3 ended up being around $151 million, while Pirates 3 is sitting on $142 with Sunday yet to come.
It could get interesting.
Topics: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
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