POTC3 Kicked Ass

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End broke the Memorial Day weekend opening record as it raked in $139.8 million in 4 days. As of today, the $300 million film has grossed $411 million worldwide. However, it is expected to fare far worse than it’s predecessor, POTC: Dead Man’s Chest, which grossed over $1 billion during it’s theatrical run. Chris LeRoy, Buena Vista’s senior vice president general sales manager attempts to sound disappointed:

I think it was hard to expect it to top No. 2 [Dead Man’s Chest]. Market conditions change so much from one movie to the other. What we wanted to accomplish was to break the Memorial Day weekend record and we’re very pleased with that. Spider-Man 3 had a wide open playing field and, though the market expanded to a spectacular degree [this weekend], there was just more competition. I don’t like to put too much emphasis on what the opening weekend means.”

The POTC trilogy has earned over $2 billion at the box office, so good luck trying to make me feel sorry for you there, buddy. I bet you can only just barely enjoy aiming for those bikini models’ mouths in your Hollywood mansion. Speaking of which, do you know if Keira Knightley got any of my voicemails? I’ve been out of town and my phone was turned off so…