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Pirates is third film to top $1bn
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean
Johnny Depp stars in the Pirates films as Captain Jack Sparrow
The Pirates Of The Caribbean sequel has become only the third film to make over $1bn (536m) at the global box office.

Dead Man's Chest, which stars Johnny Depp, had sold $1.003bn-worth of tickets as of Friday, said its distributors Walt Disney.

This makes it the third highest grossing film of all time, behind Titanic and The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King.

A third film, At World's End, is set to be released next May.

No further rise

Dead Man's Chest has already set a record as the fastest film to reach the $300m (162m) total at the North American box office.

Its total gross dwarfs that of the first film in the series, Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, which made $656m worldwide.

However, Dead Man's Chest is not expected to rise above Return Of The King's $1.1bn (590m) global total and make it into second place in the all-time takings list.

And it will have a long way to go to match 1997's Titanic, which made $1.8bn (965m) worldwide.

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