From breaking box office news about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End to a look back at the past movies including news, reviews, interviews and charts, this briefing provides a comprehensive overview of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
 

REVIEWS
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Sequel Offers More Absurdity, Less Horror
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Second Outing Fades to Dark Grey
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
A Theme Park's Thrill Put to Screen
RECENT ARTICLES
6/18/07 'Fantastic' Sequel Storms Top Spot
At World's End claimed $12.4 million in its fourth weekend...
6/13/07 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box office, At World's End rules in its third weekend.
6/11/07 'Thirteen' Less Than 'Twelve,' 'Eleven'
At World's End fell to $21.1 million in its third weekend...
6/5/07 Around the World Roundup
At World's End dominated the foreign box office in its second weekend.
6/4/07 'Pirates' Sinks, 'Knocked Up' Scores
At World's End tumbled in its second weekend to $44.2 million...
5/31/07 Interview: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio on 'At World's End'
The Pirates writers discuss the philosophy and storytelling methods behind the series, who the main character is—it's not Jack Sparrow—and more.
5/30/07 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box officec, At World's End had a massive beginning.
5/29/07 Third 'Pirates' Sacks Memorial Record
With $139.8 million, At World's End broke the Memorial Day weekend record.
5/26/07 'At World's End' Bustling on Opening Day
Opening day report and analysis.
5/25/07 Scott Holleran
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Premiere
NEWS & ANALYSIS BY MOVIE
Dead Man's Chest
6/29/06 Scott Holleran
Disney's Reimagined Pirates Attraction and the Dead Man's Chest Premiere
7/6/06 Scott Holleran
A Rogue's Gallery of Pirate Movies
7/8/06 Interview: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
The Pirates screenwriters discuss Dead Man's Chest and the meaning behind the series.
7/10/06 'Pirates' Raid Record Books
Opening weekend record shattered.
7/11/06 Around the World Roundup
Dead Man's Chest treasured in foreign debut.
7/17/06 'Pirates' Pilfer More Records
In its second weekend, Dead Man's Chest rules again.
7/18/06 Around the World Roundup
Dead Man's Chest dominates the foreign box office again.
7/24/06 'Pirates' Loot Piles Up, 'Lady' Walks Plank
In its third weekend, Dead Man's Chest tops predecessor.
7/25/06 Around the World Roundup
The Pirates parade continues at the foreign box office.
7/31/06 'Miami Vice' Cracks Down on 'Pirates'
In its fourth weekend, Dead Man's Chest becomes Disney's highest grosser.
8/2/06 Around the World Roundup
Dead Man's Chest loots another victory at the foreign box office.
8/7/06 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box office, Dead Man's Chest reigns for the fifth time.
8/14/06 Around the World Roundup
Dead Man's Chest tops the foreign box office for the sixth time.
8/21/06 'Snakes' All Hiss and No Bite'
Dead Man's Chest sails past the $400 million mark.
8/21/06 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box office, Dead Man's Chestrules for the seventh week.
8/29/06 Around the World Roundup
Yo ho, yo ho, eight in a row for Dead Man's Chest at the foreign box office.
9/5/06 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box office, Dead Man's Chest swishes to nine straight victories.
9/11/06 Around the World Roundup
Cars dethrones billion-dollar Chest at the foreign box office.
9/18/06 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box office, Dead Man's Chest reclaims crown with Italian record.
2/24/07 'Illusionist' Impresses Most in Bland 2006
Dead Man's Chest ranks among the Ten Best box office performances of the year.
3/16/07 Around the World Roundup 2006
Dead Man's Chest tops foreign Ten Best.
At World's End
5/25/07 Scott Holleran
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Premiere
5/26/07 'At World's End' Bustling on Opening Day
Opening day report and analysis.
5/29/07 Third 'Pirates' Sacks Memorial Record
With $139.8 million, At World's End broke the Memorial Day weekend record.
5/30/07 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box officec, At World's End had a massive beginning.
5/31/07 Interview: Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio on 'At World's End'
The Pirates writers discuss the philosophy and storytelling methods behind the series, who the main character is—it's not Jack Sparrow—and more.
6/4/07 'Pirates' Sinks, 'Knocked Up' Scores
At World's End tumbled in its second weekend to $44.2 million...
6/5/07 Around the World Roundup
At World's End dominated the foreign box office in its second weekend.
6/11/07 'Thirteen' Less Than 'Twelve,' 'Eleven'
At World's End fell to $21.1 million in its third weekend...
6/13/07 Around the World Roundup
At the foreign box office, At World's End rules in its third weekend.
6/18/07 'Fantastic' Sequel Storms Top Spot
At World's End claimed $12.4 million in its fourth weekend...
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN BOX OFFICE
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RECORDS BROKEN
Note: Records were broken at the time of release and may have subsequently been broken. Italics indicate current record holder.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Opening Weekend
Summer Opening Weekend
July Opening Weekend
PG-13 Opening Weekend
Biggest Aggregated Weekend
Opening Week
Fastest to $100 Million
Fastest to $200 Million
Fastest to $300 Million
3-day Opening
6-day Opening
7-day Opening
8-day Opening
9-day Opening
10-day Opening
Top Grossing Disney Release
Top Grossing Movie of 2006
Biggest Opening Weekend of 2006
Top Worldwide Grossing Movie of 2006
 

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Widest Opening Weekend
Widest Release
Memorial Day Weekend

MOVIE PAGES
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

 

PEOPLE PAGES - CAST
Johnny Depp
Jack Sparrow
Orlando Bloom
Will Turner
Keira Knightley
Elizabeth Swann
Geoffrey Rush
Barbossa
Jack Davenport
Norrington
Jonathan Pryce
Governor Weatherby Swann
 

 

PEOPLE PAGES - CREW
Gore Verbinski
Director
Jerry Bruckheimer
Producer
Ted Elliott
Writer
Terry Rossio
Writer
Klaus Badelt
Composer
Hans Zimmer
Composer
Dariusz Wolski
Cinematographer
 

 

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
Image Gallery: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Image Gallery: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Image Gallery: Disneyland's Updated Pirates Attraction
At World's End Official Web Site
The Curse of the Black Pearl Office Web Site
DisneyPirates.com
Disney.com

 

EXTRAS
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