Pirates Make Ripples, Not Waves, At Box Office
WINNIPEG, MB. — Most would consider $62.6-million to be quite the treasure.
It wasn’t a bad opening for Disney’s fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but it wasn’t exactly great either.
Disney would be heading for a major loss on Dead Men Tell No Tales if you don’t factor in international sales.
The $250-million movie grossed over $285-million globally across opening weekend.
Baywatch was dead on arrival with a do not resuscitate order.
The Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson picture grossed $18.6-million.
It cost a reported $69-million to produce.
Guarding second place
Disney’s other summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 held on to the second spot.
It remained strong in its fourth weekend with a domestic gross of $20.6-million.
Guardians has grossed $338-million in North American and $788-million worldwide.
The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:
|1||—||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||$62.6-million||New|
|2||2||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2||$20.6-million||4|
|6||6||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul||$4.4-million||2|
|8||5||King Arthur: Legend of the Sword||$3.3-million||3|
|9||8||The Boss Baby||$1.7-million||9|
|10||9||Beauty and the Beast (2017)||$1.5-million||11|
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies
Photo – Disney