In a bit of breaking news, The Hollywood Reporter is releasing news that the next film in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”, is about to hit the $650 million mark worldwide.

This is very big news, seeing how the last film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” also reached the $600 million mark in just 12 days, which is quite a feat.

According to the article, the “On Stranger Tides” is supposed to tap out this Memorial Day weekend at $649.1 million–$164 million domestically and $485.1 internationally. Supposedly, part of the reason the film is doing so well overseas is because of the foreign appetite for 3D films, particularly in China, Brazil, Russia, and India (keep in mind how big the Chinese 3D market is, what with the epic 3D porn film “3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” that has blown the box-office apart monetarily and will soon make waves over here in the U.S.). However, many of us in the states preferred to see the regular 2D version, due to 3D experiencing a lull from moviegoers responding negatively to high prices for the extra visual effects.

Do you feel “Pirates 4” deserves the monetary success? Should it have received as much money as it did? Sound off below.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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