BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhuanet) --Pirates of the Caribbean 4 has achieved the second highest-grossing weekend opening ever for an imported film in China, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The latest installment, entitled On Stranger Tides, opened on May 20 and raked in 142.1 million yuan (21.9 million U.S. dollars) over the following weekend, beating the previous No. 2 holder, Transformers 2, and ranking below Avatar, a spokesman for Walt Disney Company was quoted as saying on Tuesday, May 24.
On Stranger Tides is being screened in China in 2-D, 3-D, and IMAX 3-D.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz
Release date: May 20, 2011
The movie's China opening was second only to its opening in Russia, where lead actor Johnny Depp made an appearance for the premiere.
The Caribbean film made a good start for other Hollywood blockbusters that will follow in China this summer, including Kung Fu Panda 2 (on May 28), Transformers 3 (in July), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (in July), the long-awaited finale of the popular series.