- 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.

12. “Tangled,” Disney, $910,502, 191 locations, $4,767 average, $200,627,301, 26 weeks.

13. “Midnight in Paris,” Sony Pictures Classics, $599,003, 6 locations, $99,834 average, $599,003, one week.

14. “Everything Must Go,” Roadside Attractions, $529,037, 245 locations, $2,159 average, $1,628,657, two weeks.

15. “Prom,” Disney, $504,155, 374 locations, $1,348 average, $9,678,881, four weeks.

16. “Insidious,” Film District, $474,247, 501 locations, $947 average, $52,432,625, eight weeks.

17. “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” IFC, $415,310, 106 locations, $3,918 average, $1,973,239, four weeks.

18. “Source Code,” Summit, $412,336, 377 locations, $1,094 average, $52,956,170, eight weeks.

19. “Rango,” Paramount, $395,085, 302 locations, $1,308 average, $121,211,948, 12 weeks.

20. “Hoodwinked Too! Hood Vs. Evil,” Weinstein Co., $371,335, 642 locations, $578 average, $9,199,021, four weeks.





Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corp.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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