Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End experienced one of the steepest post-Memorial Day opening drops in Hollywood history, plummeting 62 % for an estimated $43.2 million haul.
Box-Office Mojo’s Brandon Gray reports that the deeply loathed Jerry Bruckheimer-Gore Verbinski pic will “fall well short of” Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest‘s $423.3 million tally by the end of its run. POTC: AWE has earned $216.5 million so far. At the same point, says Gray, POTC: DMC was down 54 % to $62.3 million for a $258.4 million total.
Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up took in roughly $29.3 million on approximately 3,700 screens at 2,871 theaters. It opened on the same date as last summer’s The Break-Up, which took in $39.2 million on the first weekend.