Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides may not be tearing up the domestic box office, but it’s doing something right overseas. As a matter of fact, it’s doing a whole lot of things right.
The fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has been disappointing in the U.S. box office, bringing in only $221.5 million thus far. While some movies would kill for that number, that is not so great compared to the other three films in the series. What is making everyone take notice, however, is how it is doing in the foreign box office.
To date it has brought in $753.2 million making for a combined total of $956.7 million. This is enough to make it the tenth highest grossing film worldwide, putting it only $6.7 million behind Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, the third film in the series. It has a real shot at becoming only the eighth film to ever break the $1 billion dollar global mark, and the third time for Disney.
The other Disney films to do it? Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest … both of which happen to star Johnny Depp.
Yep, Mr. Depp currently has the honor of having starred in four of the top 10 grossing films of all time across the world. Three of them were films in the Pirates franchise, and the other was the afore mentioned Alice. His highest spot right now is with Dead Man’s Chest, which is at the number four spot with $1.066 billion.
Normally everything is judged by domestic box office because it is more expensive to distribute films internationally, but there is no way that you can turn a blind eye to these numbers. A lot of people are making money off of this film, and no one is going to really care where it came from.
There is no doubt some people will wonder why Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is in our theaters some time down the road, and there will be a very good reason why … the world still loves Capt. Jack even if American’s are tiring of him.