This weekend has turned into box office heaven for studios and may be one of its highest grossing weekends ever.
While the latest Pirates adventure, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” hasn’t performed as well as its two previous outings, and Johnny Depp openly admitting that his film could never compete against Spider Man, he and Disney have nothing to be ashamed of.
The estimates are in with a day in a half of box office still remaining uncounted for this U.S. holiday weekend (Memorial Day) and the top three ranked films will most likely be “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” at number one with a total of over $126 million, “Shrek the Third,” the animated feature starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas holding the number two spot with a hefty $202 million in its pocket since it debuted ($51 million this weekend alone) and at number three is the web-master “Spider Man 3” still bringing in the coin at respectable levels with nearly $14 million this weekend adding to its ever growing total of $303.3 million.
(Quoted figures are U.S. box office only).
When you add just these three films together they will have made more in one weekend than the rest of the Top Ten will probably make all year combined.