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Pirates 4 sails in to steal box office gold

Johnny Depp’s fourth high seas adventure Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides stumbled upon a seriously cool $90m bounty at the US box office this weekend.

Opening in first place across the pond, the 3D fourquel also met with success on various other shores, nabbing itself a stonking worldwide haul of $346m.

Though the US opening by itself fell short of the series’ third instalment, 2007’s At World’s End (which landed $114m in its opening weekend), there’s no balking at that impressive worldwide booty.

Nearest competition came from a still strong Bridesmaids , which settled for second place (again) and a haul of $21m. Other box office stalwart Thor enjoyed third place ($15m), while Fast Five revved into fourth with $10.6m.

Rio rounded out the top five with $4.6m, an amount that other 3D extravaganza Priest struggled to generate in sixth.

Seventh spot went to Jumping The Broom ($3.7m), while Something Borrowed clung to eighth ($3.4m). Water For Elephants supped on ninth place ($2.1m), and Madea’s Big Happy Family closed out the top ten with just under $1m.