Box Office Results - Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Tops the Weekend
As expected, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales won Memorial Day weekend with a 3 day gross of $62,179,000. This fell a little below Disney's expectations and is almost 30 million less than the last installment in the series. That's ok, though, because this series is really built for international markets and will likely recoup its investment. But I think it's time to let this saggy franchise go, as future potential sequels will probably keep making less money. Who actually wanted another Pirates of the Caribbean? I tuned out after the 2nd film, when these movies became overly complicated and filled with unnecessary plotlines.
Meanwhile, Baywatch tanked with $18,100,000 and took in 3rd place behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its 4th week of release. While I love Dwayne Johnson, I really dislike Zac Efron's attempts to be a leading comedian in movies not starring Seth Rogen. I think the only people surprised at this result is the studio, who tried to capture the magic of the 21 Jump Street films, but that proposition is easier said than done. Those films have talented directors that have moved onto the upcoming Han Solo film, whereas Baywatch was directed by Seth Gordon, a man who peaked with his first film - the admittedly great documentary The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. Seth's remaining films leave something to be desired - Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses and Four Christmases.
The complete top 5 results are below.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - $62,179,000
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - $19,890,000
- Baywatch - $18,100,000
- Alien: Covenant - $10,525,000
- Everything, Everything - $6,185,000
Source - Box Office Mojo