The Pirates go for GOLD

DisneyNowPlayingPirates.jpgIt has been done, the Spider-Man record of the box opening weekend grossing $114.8 million has been broken. The Pirates of the Caribbean ‘Dead Man’s Chest’ has set the record on an incredible estimated $132 million opening weekend total. But that is not the only record it broke. It is the first movie to make $100 in just two days of playing. Analyst predicted high numbers but even Jerry Bruckheimer didn’t expect them to look like this.

“When people in the industry predicted these high numbers, I thought they were just trying to be mean. So no matter how good we did, if we did $100 million, we’d be failures,” Bruckheimer said Sunday. “I didn’t think we’d get near these numbers.” (source: CNN.com)

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2 Responses to “The Pirates go for GOLD”

  1. Simon Veness Says:

    Disney, Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski have created a real phenomenon with the Pirates movie franchise, and the numbers certainly don’t surprise me. The movie business in the US has been in a slump for much of the year but it just needed the right incentive to break out. The advance publicity for Dead Man’s Chest was superb and, for once, they didn’t over-hype it, so that they created a great anticipatory buzz without the usual overkill. The film also (largely) lived up to expectations, with people already looking ahead to Pirates 3. Disney have to be turning somersaults at the thought, and it has all the making of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises. Ultimately, it is just good, old-fashioned cinema entertainment, and we don’t get enough of it. That could well be why people are so keen to see it.

  2. Alia Says:

    I was not too much surprised by the excellent results of the movie, considering how good the first one was, and how great a pirate Deep is. If you add the fact that it’s one of the only big movies around not dealing with super heroes or science fiction, and that it’s summer time in most places where it’s been released, I really think it’s not a surprise so many people would want to see it.

    That said I don’t think the next one will make as much. I was very dispointed in “Dead Man’s Chest”, and so were all the people I went to see it with. I know it’s supposed to be a 2 parts movie, but the story was far too complicated for me to feel involved. The scenario was really faulty, with few coherence between the scenes. Half of the action/humour was too much cartoonish (1 round object running through the jungle is ok, but 2!?), whereas the rest was too disgusting. All those sea-monsters must be quite scarry for some kids, and I personaly didn’t like them, too complicated, and some of them not that well done.

    Anyway, just my 2 cents, and I’m still going to see the last one in hopes it will make more sense with this one :)

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