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

Thursday, 12 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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