Box Office Report: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Sails Past $700 Mil Mark

12:18 PM PST 06/03/2011 by Pamela McClintock
Disney Enterprises

The sequel hit the milestone in its 16th day in theaters.

Setting an industry record for speed, Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sailed past the $700 million mark at the worldwide box office on Friday, its 16th day in release.

The pic's international cume now stands at $536.7 million, while it has grossed $172.2 million in North America. The global total is $708.9 million.

GALLERY: Inside 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

On Stranger Tides has done especially good business in countries where 3D is thriving, such as Russia and China.

The franchise installment is easily the top-grossing movie of the year at the global box office. Universal's Fast Five ranks No. 2 at $547.2 million.

GALLERY: First Look at 'Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides'

Jerry Bruckheimer Films produced the sequel, starring Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz.

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