The holiday weekend is usually prime time at the box office for moviegoers. But with so many big summer blockbusters hitting theaters this year, it can get expensive to go to the theaters every week. But this doesn’t mean that fans didn’t go to theaters to see the latest Jack Sparrow adventure.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales made an estimated $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend. The film cost more than $200 million to make and will most likely rake in most of its profit from the international box office, currently at $208.4 million.
It’s not clear whether or not it’ll be the final film in the franchise, but it doesn’t hold up to the domestic opening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which grossed an estimated $139.8 million over Memorial Day weekend ten years ago, while the fourth film, On Stranger Tides, opened with $90.2 million.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 remained at number two from last week and grossed $26 million over the four-day weekend. Baywatch, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Priyanka Chopra, didn’t do as well as the studio had hoped and only grossed around $22 million over the holiday weekend. The film cost around $70 million to make and faced plenty of awful critical reception. Despite that, a sequel to the film is already in the works.
In fourth place is Alien: Covenant, which dropped from first place from last week and grossed only $13.75 million over the long weekend. Rounding out the top five is the romantic teen film Everything, Everything with $9.7 million.
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