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Monday, May 29, 2017

Weekend Box-Office: PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5 Tops Memorial Day Weekend As BAYWATCH Sinks


As expected, Disney's behemoth "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" topped the charts this Memorial Day weekend, but the biggest disappointment comes from the "Baywatch" reboot.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.


The fifth installment in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise secured the #1 spot with $62.1 million over the 3-day weekend, and is expected to earn around $76 million through the extended holiday weekend. While a solid performance, it's still the lowest in the franchise, comparable only to the first film which opened with $46.6 million in 2003, which becomes $68.3 million when you take inflation into account. The new sequel fared much better overseas, scoring the 12th largest opening of all-time with $208.4 million. "Dead Men Tell No Tales" scored an "A-" from opening night moviegoers according to CinemaScore, while critics had nothing but bad things to say about it (32% on Rotten Tomatoes and 39 on Metacritic).

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues its respectable box-office performance in second place with $19.8 million over the weekend. The film has grossed $333.2 million domestically and another $450 million overseas.

In third place we have the disappointing "Baywatch" reboot, which opened with a modest $18.1 million, and is expected to finish the four-day holiday weekend with around $22 million. The film's last chance at seeing some kind of profit will be overseas, where it will open in 31 markets next weekend. "Baywatch" received an okay "B+" from CinemaScore, but was torpedoed by critics (19% on Rotten Tomatoes and 37 on Metacritic).

In fourth place, Ridley Scott's "Alien: Covenant" is struggling. The film dropped 70% in its second weekend, and only grossed $10.5 million. The sequel has so far grossed $57.3 million domestically and $86.3 million overseas.

The Top 5 is rounded up by the YA adaptation "Everything, Everything" which grossed $6.1 million this weekend for a domestic total of $21.5 million versus a $10 million budget.

This week's milestone-breakers include "Beauty and the Beast" which managed to top $500 million domestically and "The Fate of the Furious" which has now grossed over $1 billion worldwide.

New Wide Releases: "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales", "Baywatch".

Biggest Drop : "Alien: Covenant" (-70%)

Smallest Drop : "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" (-38%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Pirates of the Caribbean:
Dead Men Tell No Tales
$62.1M $62.1M $208.4M $230M
2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $19.8M $333.2M $450.1M $200M
3 Baywatch $18.1M $22.7M $0.8M $69M
4 Alien: Covenant $10.5M $57.3M $86.2M $97M
5 Everything, Everything $6.1M $21.5M N/A $10M
6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
The Long Haul
$4.4M $13.5M N/A $22M
7 Snatched $3.9M $40.1M $7.6M $42M
8 King Arthur:
Legend of the Sword
$3.2M $33.8M $85.2M $175M
9 The Boss Baby $1.7M $168.9M $301.3M $125M
10 Beauty and the Beast $1.5M $500.5M $732M $160M




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