Whoa! Forget the bald bad asses and comic-book heroes, this weekend the pirates have shown who’s truly boss. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides arrived with a bang. The much anticipated Disney sequel is now the film with the highest grossing opening weekend of 2011 (a title that previously belonged to Fast Five). To our surprise, Bridesmaids came in at No. 2, and not Thor. Despite Pirates’ super box office win, Bridesmaids made a solid amount (over $20 million). Thor on the other hand, not so much. Check out the numbers in their entirety below…

  1. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | NEW | Buena Vista | Weekend Gross $90,100,000 | Average Per Theater $21,685 | Total Gross $90,100,000 | Film’s Budget – $250 | Week 1
  2. Bridesmaids | Last Week #2 | Universal | Weekend Gross $21,058,000 | Average Per Theater $7,170 | Total Gross $59,518,000 | Film’s Budget – $32,5 | Week 2
  3. Thor | Last Week #1 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $15,500,000 | Average Per Theater $3,950 | Total Gross $145,406,000 | Film’s Budget – $150 | Week 3
  4. Fast Five | Last Week #3 | Universal | Weekend Gross $10,631,000 | Average Per Theater $2,935 | Total Gross $186,216,000 | Film’s Budget – $125 | Week 4
  5. Rio | Last Week #5 | Fox | Weekend Gross $4,650,000 | Average Per Theater $1,793 | Total Gross $131,647,000 | Film’s Budget – $90 | Week 6
  6. Priest | Last Week #4 | ScreenGems| Weekend Gross $4,600,000 | Average Per Theater $1,606 | Total Gross $23,683,000 | Film’s Budget – $60 | Week 2
  7. Jumping the Broom | Last Week #6 | TriStar | Weekend Gross $3,700,000 | Average Per Theater $2,514 | Total Gross $31,318,000 | Film’s Budget – $6.6 | Week 3
  8. Something Borrowed | Last Week #7 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $3,425,000 | Average Per Theater $1,314 | Total Gross $31,428,000 | Film’s Budget – $35 | Week 3
  9. Water for Elephants | Last Week #8 | Fox | Weekend Gross $2,150,000 | Average Per Theater $1,135 | Total Gross $52,428,000 | Film’s Budget – $38 | Week 5
  10. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family | Last Week #9 | Lionsgate | Weekend Gross $990,000 | Average Per Theater $1,086 | Total Gross $51,757,000 | Film’s Budget – N/A | Week 5

Even though, we’ve got some pretty big films in theaters, and coming out like Kung Fu Panda 2 and The Hangover II, let’s not forget about the smaller films like Hesher which is playing in select theaters, including the Arclight. Also Beginners, which stars Ewan McGregor and Melanie Laurent, is soon coming to select theaters. Keep your eyes open fellow movie lovers.

What did you watch this weekend?