Tuesday, June 6, 2017

'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Wonder Woman' news

I promised in yesterday's 'Wonder Woman' conquers the weekend box office plus Tina Guo playing the 'Wonder Woman' theme to include something about "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" in today's entry.  Here is Wochit Entertainment reporting Pirates 5 Crosses $500 Million At Global Box Office.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales crossed the $500 million mark at the global box office this weekend. Setting sail 14 years ago with Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, the first four films in Disney’s Pirates series have been big moneymakers for the studio, earning nearly $3.7 billion worldwide. After eight years of chronicling the travails of the bumbling, drunken sea captain, Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp), the Pirates series docked in 2011 – only to be revived last month with Dead Men Tell No Tales with Javier Bardem on deck as Captain Jack’s ghostly nemesis Captain Salazar.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" is now the tenth highest grossing film of the year, knocking "Fifty Shades Darker," a movie sure to earn multiple Razzie nominations, down to 11th.  It will be 12th by the end of the week when "Wonder Woman" passes it.

Speaking of "Wonder Woman," it earned even more than estimated yesterday.  Wochit Entertainment reports 'Wonder Woman' Revised Earning Up To $103.3M.

"Wonder Woman" was even mightier than expected. Warner Bros. has revised the film's weekend haul up to $103.3 million. The studio on Monday said the tickets sold on Sunday turned out to be even higher than it estimated over the weekend. Warner Bros. previously had announced a $100.5 million North American estimate. The nearly $3 million swing, Warner Bros. said, was caused by an unusually small drop in audience from Saturday to Sunday.
I have only one explanation the higher gross from smaller than expected drop-off — good word of mouth.  That's always the best advertising.


  1. Wochit makes it sound like there's something wrong with being a drunken pirate captain.

    As if.

    1. Narb, or should I say Captain Blood! Welcome aboard again!

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    1. It's off-topic and the second of three duplicates, so I'm deleting it.