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Last Updated: Wednesday May 30 2007 18:17 GMT

Pirates 3 gets box office record

A still from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

The third Pirates of the Caribbean film has sailed to the top of the global box office charts, earning record amounts of treasure for its studio bosses.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End has taken more than 200m at cinemas in just six days, beating the record of 193m set by Spider-Man 3.

In the UK alone, the film took a whopping 13.4m in its opening weekend.

Spider-Man 3 was left dangling in second place in the UK chart, having taken just 1.3m over the same weekend.

At World's End is one of the most expensive films ever made by Hollywood, costing around 150m ($300m), but it looks like it's paid off.

It follows the original film, Curse of the Black Pearl, which was released in 2003, and last year's Dead Man's Chest.

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