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Ubisoft says PoP movie could “outperform” Pirates of the Caribbean

Thursday, 12th November 2009 20:08 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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During the BMO Capital Markets conference in New York today, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated that the firm has “very high hopes” for the Prince of Persia movie, and that it could “maybe be stronger than Pirates of the Caribbean.

“[The film] will show what a video game property can do in the industry”, said Guillemot. “What we hear, is that it could maybe be stronger than Pirates of the Caribbean which did 2.7 billion dollars worldwide.”

Jerry Bruckheimer has hinted that the film could be turned into a franchise providing the first one does well – but saying it could outperform Pirates is a tall order.

The second installment in the series, Dead Man’s Chest, is number seven on the All-Time USA Box office charts, as it raked in $423,032,628 in sales. The third, At World’s End, is the 27th top grossing film of all time with $309,404,152, and the original is at number 30 with $305,388,685.

Add all that together and it comes to the grand total of $God, with DVD sales and overseas figures not being taken into account.

Granted, Guillemot’s likely referring to the first film in the series, but $2.7 billion dollars worldwide may be hard to beat.

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  1. Morrius

    Good luck with that.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    yea I second that but we live in strange times so who knows

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ecu

    It could outperform PotC1 if it turns out to be good, and if it gets a heavy marketing push.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. MushroomStamp

    The chick playin the princess/love interest is hot :)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    What made 99% of the good stuff in Potc was the excellent performance of Johnny Depp (in the first one anyway, even the great man himself couldn’t do much with the atrocious plot, writing and scripting in the latter two films). Jake Gyllen-whasit can’t compare.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    Sure why not. The Resident Evil films are reconised as terrible by fans of the video game series and critics who just treat it like any other horror movie series. They still rake in alot of money though. Way more then they deserve.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. whoelse

    Dead Man’s Chest is the second Pirates film btw, At Worlds End is the third. ;)

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Stephany Nunneley

    Oops sorry! So much Johnny Depp hurts my head.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. f1r3storm

    Well, would take at least two or three movies to get to 2.7 billion.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    The picture makes it look like it’s a Bollywood movie. :-D

    I’d be surprised if it outperformed Pirates, tbh – even though parts 2 and 3 of that franchise were crap.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. satsugai

    ‘The picture makes it look like it’s a Bollywood movie.’

    That’s funny I was thinking the same thing. ^_^

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Hero of Canton

    There’s no way it’ll outperform Pirates. That was something of a phenomenon, really. Unless there’s a comedy sidekick who ends up stealing the film.

    #12 4 years ago