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Location: Tampa, FL, United States

Monday, July 10, 2006

Pirates of the Caribbean Soaking it Up

Johnny Depp and company had a nice weekend. Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest is estimated to pull $132 million domestically on its opening weekend. At the local theater (20-theater megaplex) the movie was selling out 3 hours prior to showtime. That equates to 5 showings being sold out at a time. Disney spent $225 million to make the thing sans marketing so they'll certainly make a profit come later this week. Read no further if you plan on seeing the movie. For the rest of you, read on.

The movie was quite average for long stretches. There were some great scenes but the 2.5 hour movie was too long and burdened with a weak script. Johhny Depp's character Captain Jack Sparrow was great, as before, so it's a shame he wasn't afforded a better opportunity to put out a memorable product. Hopefully the third movie next year will be better. If not, ... aarrrghh.

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