Disney’s latest Pirates of the Caribbean seems to be a global hit.
The fifth installment, named Dead Men Tell No Tales is sailing to $270.6 million at the international box office. That, combined with the $77 million it’s expected to pull in over the four-day holiday domestically, should easily put the film over $300 million globally during its opening frame.
In China alone the movie will earn an estimated $67.8 million. The third highest opening for any Disney movie is getting so much attention due to the opening coinciding with the country’s Dragon Boat Festival holidays.
The film saw the largest opening of all time in Russia with $18.1 million ($18.6 million including previews). The rest of the top five countries are Korea ($11.6 million); France ($9.3 million); and Germany ($8.4 million).
Dead Men Tell No Tales centers on Johnny Depp, whose character, Jack Sparrow, battles deadly ghost sailors, led by Javier Bardem as Captain Salazar. Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg directed the film, which also sees the return of two beloved actors of the series, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, who were absent from the fourth installment.