'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Set to Top $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

1:13 PM PST 06/30/2011 by Pamela McClintock
Disney Enterprises
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The film will become only the eighth in history to reach the $1 billion mark.

Joining an elite group of movies, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides will jump the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office sometime this weekend.

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Through Wednesday, the pic’s global cume was $992.9 million.

Only seven films in history have crossed the $1 billion milestone; On Stranger Tides will become No. 8.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest also is a member of the billion club, having earned $1.1 billion worldwide.

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On Stranger Tides has done massive business at the international box office, where it’s grossed $761.9 million to date. Domestically, it’s cumed $231 million.

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The success of the fourth Pirates is a big victory for Disney and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, as well as director Rob Marshall.

Email: Pamela.McClintock@thr.com

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