‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ No. 1 at weekend box office
Rotten Tomatoes now has “Baywatch” sitting at 19%, while “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is only slightly higher at 31%. Take a look at all five of Disney’s movie posters by clicking through our photo gallery above. The panned film (we’re talking a dismal 19 percent on Rotten Tomatoes right now) opened with $18 million this weekend and will scratch out $22 million by the end of the long weekend, per Box Office Mojo. For its first four days of worldwide release, Variety expects sales to top $300 million.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales won this holiday frame with a 4-day nab of $77-M from 4,276 theaters.
Disney’s latest crack at the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise appears to be a global hit.
There were also rumors that Johnny Depp’s off-screen behavior might have an impact on the movie’s bottomline. 2006’s Dead Man’s Chest made $135.6 million it’s opening weekend so using “franchise fatigue” is a fair assessment.
That led to Disney/Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” earning the second place spot over the weekend with $24.2 million by the end of Memorial Day, though the movie has been in theaters for four weeks. In 2014, the first Guardians of the Galaxy earned $333.2 million domestically and $440 million internationally, for a global total of $773.3 million. With a competitive summer movie season ahead, it remains to be seen if these Marvel heroes will be able to surpass $1 billion at the box office. Guardians 2 saw a rough patch this weekend, and Alien: Covenant got nuked from space over its comparable Fridays. Paramount’s R-rated action-comedy was expected to make between $32 million and $40 million during the five-day period, but it’s heading for a finish of slightly less than $30 million.
Warner Bros.’ teen romance “Everything, Everything” finished fifth with an estimated 6.18 million US dollars in North America in its second weekend.
Now, you can see that The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast are still lingering in the Top 10. About $23.4 million comes from domestic ticket sales. While that downward trend in opening weekends suggests diminishing interest in the series among US audiences, the opposite is true at the foreign box office.