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Wednesday June 15, 2011

Bad News for Charlie, Good News for Penelope

Bad News for Charlie, Good News for Penelope

Photo: Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"

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A judge has ruled that Charlie Sheen’s $100 million lawsuit against his former Warner Bros. bosses will not go to trial, and will instead have to be decided behind closed doors.

The once highest paid actor on television for his role on CBS’s “Two and a Half Men”, Sheen’ erratic behavior, and pointed insults at Chuck Lorre, the show’s creator.

In completely unrelated Hollywood new:

Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” has become Disney’s biggest international hit in history, closing in on the $1 billion gross earnings mark.

Since its May 20 release, On Stranger Tides has raked in more than $900 million worldwide, making it the fourth biggest earner of all time at the foreign box office. It is only behind Avatar ($2 billion), Titanic ($1.2 billion) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ($742.1 million) – which it is likely to surpass.

On Stranger Tides is on track to become the “Pirates” franchise’s top-grossing film ever. The second movie, “Dead Man’s Chest” took home $1.066 billion worldwide.

What is impressive about this fourth movie is that it has not been a mega-hit in the U.S.. In fact, it has made the bulk of its money ($660 million) outside of the country.

A number of experts are expecting On Stranger Tides will hit the $1 billion (global) mark, as it already the top grossing movie of 2011.