Disney’s newest installment of the Pirates franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Men Tell No Tale’s” claimed the #1 spot with $62.2 million in its opening weekend. It was no surprise the fifth installment of Pirates topped the box office, it continues to be a viable franchise, even if the story quality had taken a big hit with each “cash grab.” Disney seems to be on board with pumping out Pirates movies as long as Johnny Depp is willing to reprise his role as Jack Sparrow.
“Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2” is still holding strong at the #2 spot with $19.9 million, beating out Dwayne Johnson and Zach Efron’s, “Baywatch”. While it doesn’t seem promising for the TV show turned feature film to only come in #3 on it’s opening week, it is a rated R comedy going up against to family friendly box office juggernauts. Baywatch brought in $18.1 million which is quite an accomplish when going up against Depp’s Sparrow and Pratt’s Starlord.
“Alien: Covenant” dropped drastically to the #4 spot with only $10.5 million, which is a big drop from its opening weekend. With the disappointing quality the Alien franchise has turned toward and with the “R” rating, it was no surprise “Alien: Covenant” has taken a back seat to the other films. With the sci-fi following Alien and Ridley Scott has, hopefully the franchise can get back on track for the next two films.
Rounding out the “Top Five” for this weekend is, “Everything, Everything” in #5 with $6.2 million. This unorthodox love story is still hanging in there with this stacked week at the box office. With “Wonder Woman” and “Captain Underpants” on deck for this week, don’t expect to see the novel turned film returning to the “Top 5” next weekend.
Opening this weekend: Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie