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Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: Nov. 16, 2003 6:00 am/pm
Update on "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" the Disney movie vs. "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" owned by 20th Century Fox, in which Disney film division Miramax has investment stake and both movies are "swashbucklers". The information for "Master and Commander" are estimated for its opening weekend, final figures due Monday afternoon November 17, 2003 on Box Office Mojo (www.boxofficemojo.com):
Pirates opened on a Wednesday (July 9, 2003) on 3,023 movie screens in the U.S. On opening day it grossed $13,509, 262. On Pirates' first Friday-Saturday-Sunday after opening it played on 3,269 screens and grossed $46,630,690. It's production budget was $140,000,000 and marketing costs are estimated to be $40,000,000. As of November 13, 2003 Pirates has grossed in the U.S. $302,977,271 (and yes it's still playing in US theatres somewhere! ) and has been in domestic theatres for 128 days. It's rated PG-13. After Pirates' opening weekend it was ranked #1 at the US domestic box office.
Master and Commander opened on Friday November 14, 2003 on 3,101 screens. On its opening day it grossed in the U.S. $8,200,000. After its opening Friday-Saturday-Sunday it grossed in the U.S. $25,725,000 and ranks #2 at the U.S. domestic box office (#1 is "Elf" this weekend) . It's production budget is $170,000,000 and estimated marketing costs $30,000,000.
So far, it's looking like "Pirates of the Caribbean" is the more successful of the two movies as we head into the busy holiday movie season.