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Pirates 2 smashes Disney record

Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom arrive for the European Premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean 2 has taken a whopping 2.3 million on the very first day of release at the UK box office.

Dead Man's Chest has smashed Disney records to take the most money ever on the first day of a film's UK release.

The film sees Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) take on Davey Jones, with the help of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley).

Pirates 2 is the sequel to the 2003 smash hit which made millions and also won loads of awards.

The film has beaten recent releases X-Men 3 and Chronicles of Narnia which took 1,027,398 and 844,974 on their first day of release.

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