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  • 'Pirates' - Disney's biggest release of all time - The Hollywood Reporter 8/21/06

    'Pirates' still in record business

    By Frank Segers
    The Hollywood Reporter
    August 21, 2006

    In its seventh consecutive weekend as the top-grossing film internationally, the Walt Disney Co.'s "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" continues to notch significant records, becoming Disney's biggest release of all time, the 12th highest-grossing title ever released abroad and the industry's sixth-ranked worldwide hit of all time.

    With a weekend estimate of $25.5 million from 6,222 screens in 51 territories, "Dead Man's Chest" pushed its international gross total to $522.7 million. Its worldwide cume stands at $923.8 million, pushing it above the $866.9 million worldwide gross of Disney's previous record holder, 2003's "Finding Nemo." "Dead Man's Chest's" boxoffice momentum is such that the title bounced from being the industry's No. 12 all-time hit globally last weekend to No. 6.
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1003019950
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 'Pirates' - Disney's biggest release of all time - The Hollywood Reporter 8/21/06

    "Pirates" nears $1 billion at box office

    By Frank Segers
    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - In its seventh weekend as the No. 1 film at the foreign box office, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" notched more records, and now ranks as the sixth-biggest worldwide release of all time.

    The pirate tale is also Walt Disney's biggest release ever, and the industry's 12th highest-grossing film internationally.

    With a weekend estimate of $25.5 million from 51 territories, "Dead Man's Chest" pushed its international gross to $522.7 million. Its worldwide total stands at $923.8 million, pushing it above the $866.9 million worldwide gross of Disney's previous record holder, 2003's "Finding Nemo."

    On the global chart, "Dead Man's Chest" is poised this week to climb two ranks to No. 4, overtaking 1999's "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace" ($924.3 million worldwide) and 2002's "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" ($926.3 million). (The film opens Friday in Greece and September 13 in Italy.)

    Local totals include: Britain, $89 million; Japan, $69.3 million; Germany -- No. 1 for a fourth weekend -- $52.4 million; France, $37.4 million; and Spain, $24.6 million after two weekends.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060821/..._overseas_dc_1
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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      Re: 'Pirates' - Disney's biggest release of all time - The Hollywood Reporter 8/21/06

      People think its a huge hit, But Shrek 2 only took 43 days to hit 400 million domestic, Pirates on the other hand took 45 days)
      back to the real world-it took titanic 66 days to hit 400 mil
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        Re: 'Pirates' - Disney's biggest release of all time - The Hollywood Reporter 8/21/06

        Snakes on a plane will do it in 39.
        "As usual he's taken over the coolest spot in the house"- Father re: Orville 1963

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          Re: 'Pirates' - Disney's biggest release of all time - The Hollywood Reporter 8/21/06

          Good for Disney!

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            Re: 'Pirates' - Disney's biggest release of all time - The Hollywood Reporter 8/21/06

            The "over 1 Billion" club for movies is very exclusive. Only 2 movies have ever done it before. Dead Man's Chest will be the 3rd very soon. Go Disney!

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