Are you waiting impatiently for the third chapter of the Pirates saga? Well, Disney has made that wait a little more bearable. The studio is bumping up the release date by a few hours, opening Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End on May 24th instead of May 25th as originally planned.
Disney made the decision Monday after Spider-Man 3 completely wiped out the box office. According to Variety, Pirates subsequently lost its "biggest weekend opener of all times" title in the aftermath. Spidey was able to pull in $15 million more than Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End did when it opened in July of last year. That film only made $135 million as opposed to Spider-Man 3's domestic take of $148 Million.
Instead of screening at midnight, Disney will now start the show at 8 pm on May 24th. They are hoping to earn back their bragging rights, as the early screenings will be added into the opening weekend grosses.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is set to usher in the Memorial Day weekend like no other film before it. Remember to mark down May 24th on your calander.