Box Office: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' Rules With $271M, 'Baywatch' Is All Wet

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (review)- $62.1M
If you're wondering why Disney would take to the seas for one more Pirates of the Caribbean movie when so few liked the last one, just keep in mind the previous film, Rob Marshall's On Stranger Tides, was the second high-grossing of the franchise with $1.04B. The franchise low up to this point was 2003's The Curse of the Black Pearl with $654M and it really took off from there, riding high on the popularity of Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. And now the fifth film, Dead Men Tell No Tales, has opened with a solid but unspectacular $62M domestic, and $271M worldwide. That means it should clear $300M going into Memorial Day, which isn't bad for the $230M film. Disney probably has lower expectations for the franchise at this point since it's not Star Wars, Marvel, or a fairy tale remake. It sort of stands off on its own, and could serve as a series finale if the numbers don't merit another. Either way, Disney isn't disappointed in these numbers, and we will probably start hearing about a sixth film soon. Call it a hunch.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2- $19.8M/$333.2M
3. Baywatch (review)- $18.1M$22.7M
Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron weren't enough to stop Baywatch from sinking with only $22M since its Thursday debut. This is obviously a blow to Johnson's cred as Mr. Franchise Viagra, and he's been hitting the press circuit all weekend trying to cover for the terrible reviews. For what it's worth I thought it was hilarious and parodies the terrible TV series quite well, with a bit...okay, a lot more raunch. At the very least it did better than CHIPS because that would have been super embarrassing.
4. Alien: Covenant- $10.5M/$57.3M
Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant took a beating in its second weekend, sliding 70% for $10.5M and a $57M domestic total. On the plus side is a $143M worldwide haul, and Fox was smart enough to keep the budget relatively low at $97M. That could very well save things, and other studios would be wise to take note of it.
5. Everything, Everything- $6.1M/$21.5M
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul- $4.4M/$13.5M
7. Snatched- $3.9M/$40.1M
8. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword- $3.2M/$33.8M
9. The Boss Baby- $1.7M/$168.9M
Dreamworks just announced a sequel to The Boss Baby for 2021, giving us more of Alec Baldwin voicing a power-hungry toddler. Now you can see why, although this is only part of the reason. The other is that it has an incredible $470M worldwide.
10. Beauty and the Beast- $1.5M/$500.5M