Belfast Telegraph

Pirates plunder gold at box office

Despite a less than spectacular launch in the US, Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has continued its commanding run in international waters.

The film starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow topped the foreign box office chart with 108 million US dollars in 50 territories and raised its worldwide total to more than 571 million US dollars as of Sunday night.

The Hangover 2 broke Stateside box office records in its debut while simultaneously enjoying great success in the overseas marketplace, landing in second place with nearly 58 million US dollars in 33 territories and easily crossing the 200 million US dollars global mark in just a few days.

Kung Fu Panda 2 had a third-place foreign debut of 36 million US dollars in nine international territories.

In China, the film was a smash in Imax, opening in 22 locations and generating over 300,000 US dollars on that day alone.

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