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  Shiver me timbers! Pirate adventure is US hit
Updated 14 July 2003, 16.05
Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom
Disney film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl has fought its way to the top of the US box office.

It's taken about £42.2m since it opened there on Wednesday.

The movie, starring Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp, is based on the Disney theme park ride.

Swashbuckler

Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley
Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley
The swashbuckling adventure's set in the 17th century.

A dreadlocked Depp plays pirate Jack Sparrow and Orlando a blacksmith.

But it's the first Disney film not all kids can go and see on their own because it's a 12A (PG 13 in the US).

Star-studded premiére

That restricts children aged 12 and under. They're not banned but it would be up to an adult whether they can go or not.

Monday night sees the European premiére in Leicester Square, London.

Stars expected on the red carpet include Orli and Keira Knightley - who plays the kidnapped governor's daughter - Charlotte Church, Duncan Blue, Daniel Bedingfield and Blazin' Squad.

Pirates is out in the UK on 8 August.

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