'Pirates' booty fails to best 'Spidey'

Jack Sparrow wins holiday record but can't take weekend honors
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2007 7:58 AM CDT

(Newser) – The third installment of "Pirates of the Caribbean" is making some serious booty, but won't knock Spiderman off his perch. In a battle of titans with poor to middling reviews, "Spiderman 3" will keep the domestic weekend record of $151 million, with "Pirates" sailing behind at $126.5 million.

Still, "Pirates" will manage to haul off the best holiday weekend opening record, and is on track to have the biggest world opening ever. This despite not yet having opened in India, China, and Lebanon, says a Disney exec. And you know how crazy the Lebanese are for pirates. (Read more Pirates of the Caribbean stories.)

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