While there may be a number off fans who approved of Batwatch, a feature film adaptation of the hit 90s television series, it appears that enthusiasm has not translated into box office ssuccess. Deadline reports that Baywatch grossed an estimated total of $4.5 million on it’s opening day, an estimate that includes figures from Wednesday nights preview screenings where the film earned $1.25 million.
Playing in 3,647 theaters and with a budget in the high end of $60 million, the opening day gross for Baywatch is not a good sign for the film, which is now projected to earn a total weekend gross of roughly $28 million.
On the other hand, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is off to a strong start, having earned $5.5 million in Thursday night previews. With a budget of roughly $230 million, the film is expected to earn an estimated total of roughly $80-85 million over memorial day weekend.
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Directed by Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales stars Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brenton Thwaites, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightley.
Directed by Seth Gordon, Baywatch stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera, Jon Bass, Priyanka Chopra, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Pamela Anderson, and David Hasselhoff.