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Rebooted ‘Pirates’ sets overseas box office record

    A huge figure of Capt. Jack Sparrow of the blockbuster film "Pirates of the Caribbean" goes through a Tokyo street on a truck advertising its fourth movie "On Stranger Tides" Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The first film in 3D in the series, starred by Johnny Depp as Jack, will be released in Japan Friday. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)



NEW YORK >> The reengineered "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise has sailed again at the box office, as the "On Stranger Tides" sequel took 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. Part of the movie was filmed in Hawaii.

"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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