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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of May 28, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

This weekend was an interesting one. Here we have Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the latest entry in a franchise whose previous films have either cracked $1 billion, or gotten ridiculously close. There hasn’t been a film in the series for a solid six years, and yet we weren’t quite sure if there was still an audience for it, especially in today’s blockbuster-laden world. Well, it doesn’t sound like this film will be breaking any records, as it’s only taken in $62.2 million in its first weekend, the second lowest next the original back in 2003. What’s worse is that this is a film that likely will not have much of a tail. Sure, with its A- CinemaScore, most audiences who checked out the movie ended up liking it for what it was, but with Wonder Woman hitting theaters this weekend, and The Mummy coming out the week after, there isn’t going to be much time for it to make a killing.

Coming in second is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. This past weekend saw the film blow past its predecessor’s domestic gross of $333.2 million, and its worldwide gross of $773.3 million. Sufficed to say, Marvel should be pretty thrilled by the way this one turned out, especially given the increased blockbuster competition this year. With two other big blockbusters on the way these coming weekends, I expect we’re nearing the end of this one’s run, but you never know, it could still surprise.

Another disappointment came in the form of Baywatch, which took third place. Being an R-rated comedy from the likes of Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson, one would imagine a decent amount of success. However, that would only have applied had the film been good. Sadly, its critical reception was awful, and its CinemaScore was only a B+. Sure that sounds okay in common sense, but it’s worth noting that the 2011 Green Lantern movie got a B CinemaScore, so you can see what kind of company that puts them with. The comedy ended up only making $18.1 million domestically, which is undoubtedly less than they were hoping for. Good thing for them, the film only cost $69 million to make, so when all said and done, it won’t be a huge loss, especially with no other big comedies on the way until June 16th’s Rough Night. Perhaps coming weeks will see the film stick around better than we expected.

Now let’s take a look at things on a more worldwide scale.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales set sail this weekend with a $208.4 million international debut for a global start of $270.6 million for the weekend. With a likely worldwide 4-day performance of over $300 million, the overall franchise will surpass the $4 billion threshold in the coming days.”

The top 3 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 28, are below.

  1. Pirates Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Disney – $62.2M
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $19.9M
  3. Baywatch – Paramount – $18.1M
  4. Alien: Covenant – 20th Century Fox – $10.5M
  5. Everything, Everything – Warner Bros. – $6.2M
  6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – 20th Century Fox – $4.4M
  7. Snatched – 20th Century Fox – $3.9M
  8. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Warner Bros. – $3.2M
  9. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $1.7M
  10. Beauty and the Beast – Disney – $1.6M

The top 3 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 28, are below.

  1. Pirates Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Disney – $270.6M
  2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $28.5M
  3. Alien: Covenant – 20th Century Fox – $21.3M
  4. Baywatch – Paramount – $18.1M
  5. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword – Warner Bros. – $13.2M
  6. Dangal – UTV Comm – $10.6M
  7. Get Out – Universal – $7.5M
  8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – 20th Century Fox – $6.8M
  9. Everything, Everything – Warner Bros. – $6.2M
  10. Beauty and the Beast – Disney – $5.4M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.