Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean 2

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,' hauled in a whole lot of doubloons this weekend, sailing straight past 'Spider-Man' to the biggest three-day opening in movie history. The film earned $135.6 million, easily besting the $114.8 million record previously held by Spidey's sticky fingers. In addition, 'Dead Man's Chest' earned $55.5 million on Friday alone -- crushing the $46.6 million its predecessor 'Curse of the Black Pearl' made in its entire opening weekend in 2003 AND surpassing the old single-day record of $50 million that until now belonged to 'Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith.' Apparently, the Force is strong with 'Pirates,' too.

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