Opening Thursday night on Memorial Day weekend has certainly paid off for the third Pirates of the Caribbean movie, bringing its overall opening weekend sales to $126.5 million in the U.S. and $205.5 million internationally. This marks the biggest four-day Memorial Day weekend opener ever after last year's X-Men: The Last Stand.
The top three at the box office this weekend were each third installments in beloved series: Coming in at No. 2 was Shrek the Third with $51.3 million, while Spider-Man 3 brought in $13.7 million at the third spot. New thriller Bug was in fourth place with just over $3 million, and Georgia Rule straggled behind in the fifth spot with a little less than $2 million.