So maybe Pirates 3 didn’t quite match Spider-Man 3 or even Pirates 2. We still don’t think anyone should feel bad about the fifth biggest opening in history, the biggest Memorial Day weekend ever, or $205 Million worldwide. We’re expecting a green light on a 4th adventure real soon, or at least confirmation that THE LONE RANGER is gonna happen.
Any theories on why Pirates came up a tad shy of expectations? Was it the reviews? Keep in mind, Spidey 3 got about the same treatment from critics. Was the weather just a bit too nice throughout most of the country? Was Memorial Day weekend the wrong spot for this film? Too much competition? Too soon after the first sequel?
Pure box office analysis here.