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"Pirates" Expected to Surpass "Spider-Man" in Weekend-Opening Record

July 08, 2006 05:30:42 GMT

Film industry predicts that "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" can set a new record in its opening weekend.


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As one of the highly anticipated sequels of this year, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", is coming to the surface now, talks over its capability to gain tremendous amount of cash really has become one hot topic to discuss about. According to industry predictions, the movie sure has great potentiality to beat "Spider-Man" in breaking the record for the best weekend opening ever while BoxOfficeMojo.com exec Brandon Gray, even predicts that the movie would draw $117 million from the theatres. For information, the superhero flick has successfully garnered $114.8 million when released in 2002 and since then has held the record with "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" followed behind.

The predictions could as well turn out to be right for online ticket retailer Fandango has confirmed that the picture had already created a new record for tickets sold the day before an opening, selling at an average rate of seven per second and represented 91 percent of all its sales on Thursday, June 6. Supported by the fact that the film rolls in 4,133 theaters this weekend, the third-most in Hollywood history, chance to meet the expectations seems fat enough.

Prior to its release on theaters, "Pirates" itself has received great publicity and promotions, notably an exclusive live webcast premiere through MSN on June 24 also the unveiling of the characters' wax figures at London's Madame Tussauds by July 5.

© AceShowbiz.com




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