Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Wins the Weekend with Mixed Results

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales easily won the weekend with $62.2 million beating the competition by a mile. While it won the weekend, the film didn’t do all that well considering the fact it has a reported budget of $230 million. But, the film did earn $208.4 million at the foreign box office for a total of $270.6 million. It did set a record in Russia  for an opening.

The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audience and was 53% male and 65% over the age of 25. 72% of all showing were in 2D. With so many blockbusters coming in the following weeks, this will be a tough battle to make a decent profit. Its future will mostly be in the hands of the foreign box office.

Dropping to second place was Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 which earned an estimated $19.9 million domestically bringing its total to $333.2 million. Worldwide the film has earned $783.3 million.

Another new film, Baywatch, came in third place for the weekend. The film earned an estimated $18.1 million. With a budget of $69 million, that’s not a disaster but the film will have to do well at the foreign box office. The R-rated film received a “B+” CinemaScore and was 52% female with 55% of the overall audience 25 years or older.

As expected, Alien: Covenant dropped hard earning just $10.5 million in its second weekend. That’s a 70.9% drop. The film has earned $57.3 million domestically and $158.4 million worldwide. With a budget of $97 million, the film should make a small profit when it all wraps up.

Wrapping up the top five was Everything, Everything which earned an estimated $6.2 million. The film has earned $21.5 million so far with a $10 million budget.

When it comes to other comic adaptations…

Logan came in at #27 earning $106,000. The film has earned $226.1 million domestically and $607.5 million. It, along with Deadpool, that you can do comic action films with smaller budgets and make a healthy profit.

We’ll be back in an hour with even more coverage of 2017’s comic adaptations and later this week we’ll have a review of Wonder Woman which debuts this week and definitely win the weekend box office.