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“Pirates” Sails Into Top Box Office Spot

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Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow is back in the fourth installment of the blockbuster Disney franchise. This time around, Sparrow is on a quest to locate the legendary Fountain of Youth. On board for the adventure are Penelope Cruz (as Sparrow’s former love), Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa), and Ian McShane (Captain Blackbeard). (Photo: Peter Mountain/Disney)

Johnny Depp’s swashbuckling Captain Jack Sparrow is back in the fourth installment of the blockbuster Disney franchise. This time around, Sparrow is on a quest to locate the legendary Fountain of Youth. On board for the adventure are Penelope Cruz (as Sparrow’s former love), Geoffrey Rush (Captain Barbossa), and Ian McShane (Captain Blackbeard). (Photo: Peter Mountain/Disney)

NEW YORK (CBS4) – Captain Jack Sparrow has sailed to the top of the box office charts.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: “On Stranger Tides” took in a record international haul of $256.3 million, according to studio estimates.

Walt Disney Co. said Sunday that the fourth “Pirates” installment earned $90.1 million domestically. That gives it a worldwide total of $346.4 million, the fourth largest global opening.

The new film jettisons co-stars Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, but brings back Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow. Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane introduce new characters.

“On Stranger Tides” was the only new film in wide-release on the weekend. In its second week of release, the acclaimed comedy “Bridesmaids” was second at the box office with $21 million.

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