Disney’s having a terrific 2017, edging past the $1 billion mark for the year with the opening of the fifth Pirates film, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The fifth film didn’t quite live up to pre-release expectations over its domestic four-day holiday weekend opening, however it hauled in huge numbers at the international box office, adding $208 million to Disney’s treasure chest and making up for the lower than anticipated domestic numbers. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales ranks fourth among the five films of the series, with only the first film (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl) scoring a lower opening weekend in North America.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its fourth week in release held off Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, which also fell short of its pre-release estimates. Baywatch, which earned just $22 million over its first four days in release, currently stands at a measly 19% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Box Office Top 10: May 26-29, 2017
- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $62,606,000
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $20,641,000
- Baywatch – $18,570,000
- Alien: Covenant – $10,550,000
- Everything, Everything – $6,025,000
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $4,445,000
- Snatched – $3,895,000
- King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – $3,265,000
- The Boss Baby – $1,715,000
- Beauty and the Beast – $1,522,000