Pirates 4 passes $1bn, becomes 7th biggest movie of all time
As the DVD and Blu-ray release date for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is confirmed, the latest numbers see it become the seventh biggest film ever…
It would be no exaggeration to suggest that Disney has handsomely won its gamble to bring Johnny Depp back as Captain Jack Sparrow for Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Notwithstanding the critical battering that Pirates 2 and 3 both received and deserved, the studio decided to press on with Pirates 4, and once more, hit a barrage of complaints from critics.
But are critics out of touch, you can't help but wonder? For the latest numbers reveal that Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has become just the eight film to cross the $1bn mark at the worldwide box office, and right now, it's the seventh biggest film of all time.
This is in spite of the film underperforming at the US box office, where its $233.7m gross comfortably makes it the weakest of the series in the States. However, it's the third biggest film of all time based on non-US takings.
By the end of its run, Pirates 4 is likely to overtake Alice In Wonderland, but perhaps fall short of Toy Story 3, which would make it the sixth biggest film of all time.
However, time is beginning to run short, as the DVD and Blu-ray release of Pirates 4 has been set. You can expect them in the UK on 12th September 2011, and we'd imagine the worldwide rollout will be around the same time.