Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Hits $400 Million Worldwide in Less Than a Week

8:53 AM PST 05/25/2011 by Pamela McClintock
Disney Enterprises

It is the fastest moving motion picture this year.

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides jumped the $400 million mark at the worldwide box office on Tuesday, in less than a week in release. That’s faster than any other film this year.

From director Rob Marshall, On Stranger Tides has grossed a massive $310.8million overseas, three times the $104.4 million it has earned in North America. The pic’s total cume through Tuesday was $415.2 million

The 3D tentpole, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, has done especially well in territories including China and Russia .

Universal’s Fast Five remains the top grossing film of 2011 at the global box office, and is the only movie to have grossed north of $500 million (pic’s cume through Tuesday was north of $520 million).

Twentieth Century Fox’s 3D toon Rio is next up, grossing north of $450 million through Tuesday.

Paramount and Marvel Studios’ Thor also was expected to have jumped the $400 million mark on Tuesday.
 

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