As expected Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides took the top spot at the box office this weekend earning $90 million in domestic sales.
The Johnny Depp led movie also took in an additional $256.3 million overseas, a record breaking international release that helped the $250 million movie bring in $346.4 million worldwide, making the movie the fourth biggest worldwide opening weekend flick of all time.
While the numbers are impressive Disney was projecting closer to $100 million in the U.S. and the movie was beat out by the last two Pirates movies which included $135.6 million for Dead Man’s Chest and $114.7 million for At World’s End.
Trailing far behind was last weeks opener Bridesmaids which took in $21.1 million for a total take of $58.9 million, not bad for a movie that only cost $32.5 million to produce.
Also holding strong was Thor which despite less than the movies $150 million budget being made back domestically has managed to earn $383 million worldwide.