on stranger tides weekend Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' tops box office, can't break $100 million

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” was a force to be reckoned with at the box office this weekend, though not as much as past installments of Disney’s film franchise. “Pirates 4” is on track to make $90.1 million — an obvious disappointment considering it doesn’t share its predecessors’ $100-million three-day opening history.

Still, the film remains a huge success. Deadline reports “Pirates 4” now boasts the highest five-day opening in history, with $346.4 million worldwide.

Back at home, “Bridesmaids” and “Thor” battled it out for the #2 and #3 spots respectively — showing “Bridesmaids” could be a big insurance performer, though this week’s release of “Hangover II” could cannibalize some of its audience.

1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” $90.1 M
2. “Bridesmaids,” $21 M
3. “Thor,” $15.5 M
4. “Fast Five,” $10.6 M
5. “Rio,” $4.7 M
6. “Priest,” $5.6 M
7. “Jumping The Broom,” $3.7 M
8. “Something Borrowed,” $3.4 M
9. “Water For Elephants,” $2.2 M
10. “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” $990 K

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell