PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END reaches $500 million in international box office, breaks SPIDERMAN 3's record

Hats off to Jerry Bruckheimer, Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp and all their company–PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END has crossed the $500 million mark in international box office in only 20 days of release, shattering the previous record, set by SPIDERMAN 3, by a full week! That’s amazing! Variety reports that AT WORLD’S END became the 15th film in history to make half a billion dollars internationally, setting the record on Tuesday. AT WORLD’S END has been a powerhouse abroad–“foreign markets [are] supplying two of every three dollars of its worldwide total,” notes Variety.

On Tuesday, AT WORLD’S END opened in China with an impressive $1.3 million, a record for the Disney studios in that market. At the end of the day, AT WORLD’S END had clinched its international record, fastest to $500 million internationally, with a foreign total of $505.6 million. Combined with its North American box office gross of $257.7 million through Tuesday, AT WORLD’S END’s worldwide gross rose to $763 million–21st highest of all time, and climbing. Congratulations!

The Zone thanks Shadow for the report from Variety–you can keep track of all the latest developments on the “Box Office Updates” thread on the News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet