On Stranger Tides Raking It In Overseas

Bad reviews be damned, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise continues to cement itself as critic proof this week.

Reuters reports that the latest installment “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has, as of Tuesday and after less than a week of release, pulled in a whopping $415 million at the worldwide box office.

Though the film has slightly under performed domestically with $104.4 million thus far, the drop-off has been made back and then some by global audiences who can’t get enough of Jack Sparrow – particularly in Russia and China.

Early estimates have the film taking in a $346.4 million worldwide opening weekend haul, making it the fourth biggest behind only “Spider-Man 3,” “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” and its immediate predecessor “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”.