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While Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales topped the box office in its domestic debut, its estimated three-day weekend earnings of $62.2 million make it the second-lowest debut in the history of the franchise. The victor of the weekend box office is PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, which is the fifth film in a franchise that’s been dying for a while.
The debut of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales lifted The Walt Disney Studios past the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office on Friday, May 26, the first studio to do so in 2017.
The fifth installment, subtitled “Dead Men Tell No Tales” is sailing to $270.6 million at the worldwide box office.
Although the movie in question was not identified, speculation swirled that it was either Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales or an incomplete cut of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Those are current numbers, but The Hollywood Reporter estimates that Pirates of the Caribbean is on its way to a $77 million opening this weekend. There’s an especially big holiday celebration at Disney HQ, since they’ve also got the weekend’s No. 2 movie, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The weekend’s other big title was Paramount’s big-screen adaptation of the television series “Baywatch“, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron and directed by Seth Gordon, which managed to make it only to No. 3 at the box office.
The rebooted property should land a four-day holiday weekend haul of US$22 million. The erratic movie star has been under scrutiny lately for his financial lawsuits, recent divorce, and abuse allegations, with reports also surfacing that he was hard to keep track of while filming the fifth Pirates movie.
Suggested solutions to the problem-again, the problem is too many film critics telling the public that they think a movie is bad, thus discouraging them from buying tickets-include moving all critic screenings back to opening day or eliminating them entirely.
Pirates 5 is the fifth installment in one of the most profitable franchises of all time. While the number is huge, the Johnny Depp movie did not fare as well as the previous instalments. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword bombed at the box office and even Alien: Covenant didn’t perform as hoped.