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'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' sets overseas box office record

Johnny Depp (foreground) and Kevin McNally (left) in a scene from the movie, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.' (Photo courtesy of Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Moving Picture Company / Translux / Walt Disney Pictures)

May 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
As expected, the latest installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise dominated the box office this weekend.

"On Stranger Tides" debuted with a record $256.3 million at the international box office. It opened with $90.1 million domestically. Its combined worldwide total is $346.4 million, the fourth largest global opening ever.

"On Stranger Tides" also set a global record for imax ticket sales with 16-point-seven-million.

"Bridesmaids" came in a distant second with $21 million.

Last week's No. 1 film, "Thor", dropped to third place with $15.5 million.

"Fast Five" came in fourth and "Rio" rounded out the top five.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," $90.1 million.

2. "Bridesmaids," $21 million.

3. "Thor," $15.5 million.

4. "Fast Five," $10.6 million.

5. "Rio," $4.7 million.

6. "Priest," $4.6 million.

7. "Jumping the Broom," $3.7 million.

8. "Something Borrowed," $3.4 million.

9. "Water For Elephants," $2.2 million.

10. "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family," $990,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.