Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is aiming for a massive $275 million worldwide opening.
The Pirates franchise has always been gigantic at the worldwide box office. The first four films grossed $3.7 billion in total ticket sales.
The biggest achiever was 2006’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest with $1.066 billion, a tad ahead of 2011’s On Stranger Tides which made $1.045 billion.
At World’s End failed failed to crack the $1 billion mark, but it did make $963 million, beating out the first Pirates which got $654 million in ticket sales.
The last film in the series, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, hit the screens this weekend and is well on its way to joining the other four films as a global blockbuster.
In Pirates 5, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is pitted against the evil spirit Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and meeting up with both Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and his son Henry (Brenton Thwaites). Original Pirates star Keira Knightley returns for an appearance, and the film is also graced by a cameo from music legend Paul McCartney.