'Pirates of the Caribbean' No. 1 at weekend box office
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 06, 2017,
Jun 06, 2017, 21:15
It's also of note the opening of Dead Men Tell No Tales pushed Disney's domestic cume for 2017 over $1 billion on Friday. The movie now has a 78 percent fresh rating from audiences. Other markets that contributed towards the worldwide collection include South Korea ($11.6 million), France ($9.3 million), Germany ($8.4 million), Mexico ($6.9 million), United Kingdom ($6.3 million), Brazil ($5.6 million), Italy ($5.5 million), Australia ($4.4 million), Spain ($4.4 million), Indonesia ($4 million), Taiwan ($3.6 million), India ($3 million) and Argentina ($3 million), the box office collection website notes. It has the momentum coming off of its Thursday night take at the box office. Way back in 2003, the first film, Curse of the Black Pearl, opened to just over $46 million.
Disney owns the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The movie opens today in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with a number of markets debuting on June 1 and June 2, although it doesn't seem that this will open in China, the second biggest market in the world behind the U.S.
"This is a trend that we've seen play out over the course of these films", said Dave Hollis, executive vice president of distribution for Disney. While the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise's performance has been waning domestically, the series has grown in popularity overseas. The movie's previous pleasant record and big time star Johnny Depp makes Disney anticipate tremendous profits overseas to make up for any shortfall may happen. Regarding Baywatch, there will be a lot of curious people venturing into theaters with their friends to see how amusing and raunchy the film lead by The Rock and Zack Efron actually is. First, Alien: Covenant, according to Mojo's chart, lost almost 71 percent in grosses from its opening last weekend.
"Dead Men Tell No Tales" centers on Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow battling deadly ghost sailors, led by Javier Bardem's Captain Salazar.
As for the rest of the pack, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant saw a big drop off on its way to a surprising fourth-place finish, collecting $13.1 million over four days and bringing its worldwide sum to over $160.9 million. After debuting at the number three spot last weekend, Everything, Everything added additional $7.4 million over the long Memorial Day weekend. Details on his role are under wraps, but IMDb lists McCartney as "Jail Guard 2".