UPDATED: The worldwide cume now stands at $1,008.9 billion

Milestones:

• Eighth film in history to reach the $1B threshold
• Seventh biggest film in industry history on a worldwide basis
• The Walt Disney Studios' fourth title to earn $1B
• Third Disney film in less than 18 months to gross $1B globally
• Biggest international opening ever
• #3 film of all time at the international box office
• Crossed the $500M international threshold in a record-setting 14 days
• Crossed the $800M global threshold in only 20 days, the second fastest ever to reach this milestone
• Set a new industry speed record by crossing the $700M global threshold in only 16 days
• Disney's biggest international release ever
• The biggest Pirates of the Caribbean installment in 59 territories
• Highest-grossing Disney film ever released in China and Russia
• Passed $100M USD in Japan, where it was #1 for the first 6 weeks of release

Friday, 7/1 Update: As of June 30, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides has a worldwide haul of $995.4 million. Disney is now projecting that it will $1 billion by Saturday, July 2.

Major milestones for On Stranger Tides:

• Eighth film in history to reach the $1B threshold
• The Walt Disney Studios' fourth title to earn $1B
• Third Disney film in less than 18 months to gross $1B globally
• Biggest international opening ever
• #3 film of all time at the international box office
• Crossed the $500M international threshold in a record-setting 14 days
• Crossed the $800M global threshold in only 20 days, the second fastest ever to reach this milestone
• Set a new industry speed record by crossing the $700M global threshold in only 16 days
• Disney's biggest international release ever
• The biggest Pirates of the Caribbean installment in 58 territories
• Highest-grossing Disney film ever released in China and Russia
• Nearing $100M USD in Japan, where it's been #1 for all 6 weeks of release

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon: 4,013 (NEW)71predictions.jpg
Larry Crowne: 2,972 (NEW)
Monte Carlo: 2,472 (NEW)
Cars 2: 4,115 (+0)
Green Lantern: 3,280 (-234)
Super 8: 3,088 (-366)
Bad Teacher: 3,049 (+0)
Mr. Popper's Penguins: 2,861 (-481)
X-Men: First Class: 1,602 (-1,031)
The Hangover Part 2: 1,568 (-457)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: 1,473 (-771)
Bridesmaids: 1,388 (-643)
Kung Fu Panda 2: 1,281 (-1,246)
Midnight in Paris: 858 (-93)
Fast Five: 304 (-154)
Thor: 270 (-134)
The Tree of Life: 228 (+13)
Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer: 221 (-670)

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AMSTERDAM -- Theater-goers in Asia and Europe no longer have to wait for the most technologically-advanced 3D glasses on the market to watch their favorite 3D movies.

Marchon3DTM, a division of Marchon Eyewear, is continuing to expand its international reach by signing a distribution agreement with MasterImage 3D, a leading provider of next-generation 3D solutions and systems, to provide premium 3D eyewear. The partnership will consist of a pan-European and Asian rollout of "in-theater" displays and vending machines featuring the patented EX3D line of glasses.

MasterImage 3D has digital 3D cinema systems in over 60 countries around the world and offers audiences the clearest, sharpest 3D experience while providing exhibitors with a compelling ownership-based pricing model. The MasterImage MI-2100 digital 3D cinema system offers high-quality presentation, single-or multi-use eyewear, is easily portable between screens. The MasterImage MI-1000 glass filters are universal and work optimally with MasterImage 3D glasses for oversized screen installations.

EX3D is Marchon3D's line of circular polarized 3D glasses retailing for euro 20-60 for the theater and retail channel.

"Theaters in Europe and Asia are fundamentally different from those theater chains in the United States," said David Johnson, President of Marchon3D. "MasterImage 3D, has offices all over the world, and very strong relationships with independent theater owners. Partnering with them will ensure the marriage of best-in-class 3D projection with best-in-class 3D glasses."

This is an exclusive renewable contract that includes full sales and marketing support to promoting the EX3D line in theaters.

"Marchon3D is a world-class designer and distributor of luxury eyewear. We are very excited to partner with such a distinguished brand," said Peter Koplik, President Digital Cinema, MasterImage 3D. "The EX3D offers movie-goers a premium option as they frequent theaters with MasterImage 3D systems."

 

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