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10 Bad Movies That Made a Ton of Money

Posted: March 8, 2013 at 3:59 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides Movie Poster

The Pirates of the Caribbean films, if nothing else, are good clean entertainment. The Curse of the Black Pearl was critically the best of the four, but I still enjoyed Dead Man’s Chest and At Worlds End a decent amount. The fourth film however, On Stranger Tides, was frankly atrocious. For one, the movie is about pirates – you know, who sail the seas. But in the last film, you hardly see them on a ship. And when you do, it is the dead of night – so you can barely even make out their surroundings.  The whole thing looked like it was filmed on a cheap sound stage. Any of the visual effects you do see look terrible – which makes no sense due to the $250 million budget. And it was ILM designing them too- which is even more curious.

As we have seen time and time before,  Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is not immune to the success of most sequels in a big franchise. Rotten Tomatoes rates the film at a 33%, but 61% of users out of 145,528 say they like it. At the end of the day Disney made over $241 million domestic with the film, and get this – $802.8 million foreign. On Stranger Tides pulled down more than $1.04 billion worldwide.