Dismal reviews were not enough to keep audiences away from the Black Pearl this Memorial Day Weekend, as the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales handily won the weekend box office taking in $62.1 Million. The 4th Pirates Sequel beat out Baywatch which debuted to a terrible $18.1 Million for 3rd place, with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 still holding strong at 2nd place with another $19.8 Million, giving Disney the two top spots over the Holiday Weekend. For comparison Curse of the Black Pearl opened to $46.6 Million, Dead Man’s Chest: $135.6 Million, At World’s End: $114.7 Million, and On Stranger Tides: $90.1 Million.
I have yet to see Pirates 5, which according to most reviews I am not missing much. This film looks like one more worthy of Davey Jones Locker, or at least my Blu-collection!
*Updated: Pirates 5 took in an additional $14.6 Million domestically on Memorial Day 2017 putting it’s 4-day holiday weekend haul at $76.6 Million. The film also took in $208.4 Million internationally tallying its overall box-office up to $285 Million over 4 days. Disney has to be a little upset with the domestic numbers here, but have to pleased by these international numbers including $67.8 Million in China alone. Now we shall see how Jack Sparrow and crew hold up against Wonder Woman next weekend!
(Source: Box Office Mojo)
Let us know what you thought about Pirates 5 in the comments below or tweet me @thereelbradbell