- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” sailed to $90.2 million at the box office.

The fourth film of the Walt Disney franchise topped the weekend box office with 2011’s best opening thus far. In the 3-D “On Stranger Tides,” Johnny Depp returns as Capt. Jack Sparrow, but Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane introduce new characters following the exit of Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom.

In its second week of release, the acclaimed comedy “Bridesmaids” held very strong, taking in $20.9 million for Universal.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are:

1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” Disney, $90,151,958, 4,155 locations, $21,697 average, $90,151,958, one week.

2. “Bridesmaids,” Universal, $20,882,070, 2,937 locations, $7,110 average, $59,341,310, two weeks.

3. “Thor,” Paramount, $15,455,304, 3,924 locations, $3,939 average, $145,361,459, three weeks.

4. “Fast Five,” Universal, $10,576,865, 3,622 locations, $2,920 average, $186,165,450, four weeks.

5. “Priest,” Sony/screen Gems, $4,750,041, 2,864 locations, $1,659 average, $23,833,169, two weeks.

6. “Rio,” Fox, $4,687,714, 2,593 locations, $1,808 average, $131,684,365, six weeks.

7. “Jumping the Broom,” Sony/Tristar, $3,703,010, 1,472 locations, $2,516 average, $31,320,562, three weeks.

8. “Something Borrowed,” Warner Bros., $3,516,387, 2,606 locations, $1,349 average, $31,519,452, three weeks.

9. “Water For Elephants,” Fox, $2,179,046, 1,894 locations, $1,150 average, $52,456,620, five weeks.

10. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” Lionsgate, $956,589, 912 locations, $1,049 average, $51,723,579, five weeks.

11. “Soul Surfer,” Sony/Tristar, $930,008, 984 locations, $945 average, $40,610,678, seven weeks.

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