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The latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie hasn't fared well when it comes to reviews - the film, subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales, now has a 32 percent on Rotten Tomatoes - but it did come out on top at the box office this weekend, earning an estimated $62.2 million, with the Memorial Day boost bringing its estimated weekend total to $76.6 million. Both Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch came out and one would expect the two to gross a boatload of money. That's far below early estimates. The fifth Pirates of the Caribbean franchise movie earned $77 million over the four-day weekend.

Next weekend brings us into June and also brings Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie as well as none other than Wonder Woman.

This is the latest in a string of misses for the studio this year including "Ghost in the Shell", "Rings", "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage", and "Monster Trucks". The R-rated adaptation of the classic TV show starred Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, and Alexandra Daddario in the lead roles.

Another Disney film, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", placed a distant second with $27.2 million.

The rebooted property should land a four-day holiday weekend haul of US$22 million.

Fox's Alien: Covenant should end up in fourth during its second weekend in theatres.

Stranger Tides reportedly brought in $4.7M in previews and X-Men: Apocalypse tallied $8.2M from previews last Memorial Day, before settling in with a $79.8M four-day gross in 4,153 theaters.

The Fate of the Furious became only the 6th movie in history to cross $1-B at the worldwide box office, fueled by a record-breaking $387.4-M in China.

Dead Men is already up to $208.4 million in foreign ticket sales after a near-simultaneous global opening that includes key markets like the United Kingdom and China. Another Disney hit, "Beauty and the Beast", crossed the $500-million mark as it claimed 10th place in its 11th week in the top 10. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Baywatch are great counter-programming to the horror film that barely took the top spot at the box office last weekend. The erratic movie star has been under scrutiny lately for his financial lawsuits, recent divorce, and abuse allegations, with reports also surfacing that he was hard to keep track of while filming the fifth Pirates movie.

  • Salvatore Jensen