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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.

No splash

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:

Now Prev Film Gross Week #
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
3 Baywatch $18.6-million New
4 1 Alien: Covenant $10.6-million 2
5 3 Everything, Everything $6-million 2
6 6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $4.4-million 2
7 4 Snatched $3.9-million 3
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

Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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