July 5, 2011
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 passes $1 billion
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has sailed passed the $1 billion (£620 million) gross mark worldwide, becoming only the eighth movie ever to do so. It is believed that the actual figure stands around approximately $1.009 billion (£626 million).
It is thought that around about $234.2 million (£145 million) of that money came from the domestic sales at the US box office. A further $774.7 million (£480 million) is estimated to have come in from the international box office to push the total gross past the £1 billion mark.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is not the only Pirates of the Caribbean movie to gross more than £1 billion. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest also surpassed the landmark, when it made $1.066 billion (£661 million), after being released in 2006.