Pirates of the Caribbean 5 sails to the top of the US box office

Pirates of the Caribbean earned itself plenty of fans this weekend, ending its opening week right at the top of the box office with a respectable $62,179,000.

Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson’s Baywatch, on the other hand, was another new entry that failed to perform as well, debuting in the number three spot. The film pulled in $18.1 million in its opening weekend, reflecting the less-than-favourable critic reviews.

What’s a little less encouraging is the fact that Baywatch‘s opening weekend has made less than the unstoppable Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which has brought in another $19,890,000 in its fourth week of release, having crossed the half billion dollar mark globally in the first two weeks alone.

Elsewhere in the box office top 10, Alien: Convenant fell from the top spot to number four this weekend after bringing in another $10,525,000.

Meanwhile YA drama Everything, Everything came in at number five with $6,185,000, while children ruled the chart yet again by keeping Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul in the number six spot, earning $4.4 million.

Rounding out the top 10 was Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s comedy Snatched at seven, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword at eight and Alec Baldwin’s surprise hit The Boss Baby justifying its recent sequel announcement by earning another $1.7 million this weekend to hold onto ninth place.

Finally, Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast is still sitting pretty in the charts, hanging on in tenth place after 11 weeks of release.

Check out the Memorial Day 2017 four-day estimates below:

1 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $77 million
2 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $25.1 million
3 – Baywatch – $23 million
4 – Alien: Covenant – $13.2 million
5 – Everything, Everything – $7.4 million
6 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $5.8 million
7 – Snatched – $4.9 million
8 – King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – $4.1 million
9 – The Boss Baby – $2.3 million
10 – Beauty and the Beast – $1.9 million

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