Saturday, 21 October, 2017

'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks

Lamar Ellis | 05 June, 2017, 08:03

Paramount's Baywatch opened in third place with an estimated $23 million, opening in 3,647 theaters and pulling in a $6,307 per-screen average. (The worldwide box office could still provide a rescue for Baywatch, though.) Instead of hitting up the beach in Baywatch, viewers instead swam to theaters to see Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which plundered $62.1 million. The first place finish also shows some leaks in the franchise as Dead Men Tell No Tales is the lowest opening for a Pirates movie since the original, which brought in a little over $46 million in its first weekend. The domestic total for three (really four) days is $62 million. In 2014, the first Guardians of the Galaxy earned $333.2 million domestically and $440 million internationally, for a global total of $773.3 million.

"Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge" is on course for a huge domestic debut this weekend, but according to Variety, it looks as though worldwide box office figures are where it's really going to make a splash. First, Alien: Covenant, according to Mojo's chart, lost almost 71 percent in grosses from its opening last weekend. Nonetheless, the movie is falling to the bottom with less than $30 million. But even they can't save themselves from drowning at the box office.

Despite the fact that Baywatch has all the intriguing elements put into it, which includes an amalgam of high-profile stars such as Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Alexandra Daddario alongside comedy-action formula which is favoured by the audience. This brings Disney's 2017 domestic earnings past $1 billion. Overall, the weekend was down ~15% compared to Memorial Day weekend previous year when both X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass delivered underwhelming openings.

Box Office Mojo notes that the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 debuted in China with a box office collection of $67.8 million and an industry record opening in Russian Federation of an estimated $18.6 million.

Over time, the "Pirates" franchise has become more reliant on overseas ticket sales, and that's certainly the case this time out.

Ridley Scott's sci-fi thriller Alien: Covenant, which topped the box office in its debut last week, suffered a severe decline in its second weekend, plummeting 71 percent, earning just $10.7 million.

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