If there was any concern over the world ending this weekend, Moviegoers certainly were undeterred from heading to the theatres this weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides debuts this weekend with an excellent $91.5 million, making it the biggest-grossing opening weekend for a Film in 2011. Although not quite as successful as the second and third installments of the Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise - Dead Man's Chest opened with $135 million back in 2006 - On Stranger Tides, doubled The Curse of the Black Pearl's $46.6 million opening back in 2003. The Disney Franchise clearly has seen better days, but by no means is showing signs of stopping yet.
Truly embodying what it means to be a Bridesmaid by coming in second two weeks in a row, Universal Pictures' Bridesmaids brings in a healthy $20.9 million this weekend. In two weeks the Comedy has earned $60 million, almost doubling the Studio's $32 million investment in production costs.
Paramount's Thor is still performing well, landing in third in its third week of release with $15.6 million, just ahead of another former Box Office champion Fast Five with $10.1 million. Something Borrowed is still hanging on in the Top Ten in seventh, now surpassing the $30 million mark, while 20th Century Fox's Water for Elephants spends its fifth week there with $2.3 million in ninth spot.