'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Sails To The Top Of The Box Office

The fifth film in the Disney franchise is expected to bring in over $300 million worldwide before the holiday weekend ends.
Posted at 12:27 PM, May 29, 2017

On Memorial Day weekend, it clearly pays to be a pirate ... or at least Jack Sparrow.

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" secured the No. 1 spot at the box office this three-day weekend and pulled in over $62 million.

That's the second-lowest domestic opening of all five films in the franchise, a sign that franchise fatigue could be setting in.

Thankfully, the fifth "Pirates" film — and its $230 million production budget — still has an international audience to fall back on. The movie should pull in more than $300 million globally by the end of the holiday weekend.

Combine that figure with the movie's post-credit scene, and no one should be surprised if Disney announces a sixth "Pirates" film.

Hanging on to the No. 2 spot this week is Baby Groot and the rest of the gang in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," bringing in almost $20 million.

And at No. 3, a movie that even The Rock couldn't save. R-rated comedy "Baywatch" belly-flopped in its debut, earning only about $18 million.

Thankfully the wrestler-turned-actor has at least one thing to smile about this weekend. His other film still in theaters — "The Fate of the Furious" — just became only the sixth movie in history to earn more than $1 billion overseas.

Next week, prepare to meet one badass Amazonian when "Wonder Woman" debuts.