With Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Geoffrey Rush, Sam Claflin, Ian McShane, and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Rob Marshall's Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides passed the $100 million milestone at the North American box office on Tuesday, May 24, after adding $6.05 million according to figures found at Box Office Mojo.
After five days out, On Strangers Tides' domestic total stands at $104.34 million. For comparison's sake: in 2007, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End passed the $100 million milestone on its third day out (not including its Thursday evening revenues); the previous year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest had collected $100.27 million on its second day out.
On Strangers Tides' foreign total: $286.5 million, or close to 74 percent of the film's worldwide cume.
At no. 2 on an unusually slow Tuesday – most movies were down – Bridesmaids added $2.33 million (down 14 percent). The Paul Feig-directed comedy features Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Hamm, Rose Byrne, and Jill Clayburgh.
The action-thriller was followed by Scott Charles Stewart's Priest, which brought in $504,000 at no. 5. The horror/thriller stars Paul Bettany, Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Karl Urban, and Lily Collins.
Up one spot at no. 6, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kate Hudson's Something Borrowed scored $421,000.
Next in line were, Carlos Saldanha's Rio, featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, with $341k (down one spot) at no. 7, and Paula Patton and Angela Bassett's Jumping the Broom with $275,000 at no. 8.
Rounding out the top twelve were Reese Witherspoon-Robert Pattinson-Christoph Waltz's Water for Elephants with $248,000, Woody Allen-Owen Wilson's Midnight in Paris with $80,000, AnnaSophia Robb's Soul Surfer with $77,000, Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family with $72,000.
Among the top-twelve movies, Midnight in Paris had by far the highest per-theater average, $13,471. Soul Surfer had the lowest, $79.
Also among the top twelve, Rio posted the highest Monday-to-Tuesday drop-off rate, down 36 percent. Something Borrowed and Madea's Big Happy Family were the only two movies to post attendance increases, up 1 and up 4 percent, respectively.
Photo: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Peter Mountain / Disney Enterprises)