Pirates Breaks Spidey’s Opening Weekend Record

ComingSoon.net reports that “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” broke Spider-Man‘s $114.8 million opening weekend record. There’s an update on Superman Returns‘ box office as well:

Walt Disney Pictures’ highly-anticipated Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley and Bill Nighy, broke Spider-Man’s ($114.8 million) four-year-old opening weekend record with a massive $132 million from 4,133 theaters, the fourth-widest release ever. The movie made $55.5 million on Friday (the biggest single day and opening day in box office history, surpassing Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith ($50 million)), $44.7 million on Saturday (the fifth-biggest single day) and $31.8 million on Sunday, for an average of $31,944 per theater for the weekend. If estimates hold, this means that “Dead Man’s Chest” crossed the $100 million mark in two days, which has never been done before – the previous fastest time was three days. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinski, the movie cost about $225 million to make. The third installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, hits theaters on May 25, 2007.

The big opening for “Pirates” caused Warner Bros.’ Superman Returns to drop 58.4% in ticket sales, for a second weekend take of $21.9 million. The Bryan Singer-directed comic book adaptation, made for $260 million, has reached $141.7 million in 12 days.

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Source: Box Office Mojo