Box Office Results - 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' and 'Baywatch'
Well, I was actually pretty on-the-money this weekend when it came to my predictions. Pirates of the Caribbean took the cake easily, though it dropped significantly from the opening of the last film, On Stranger Tides. Baywatch was pretty much a wash, and made even less than I thought it would pull in and I didn't think I was being optimistic in the least. Let's take a look!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Disney)
Prediction: $60 million
Actual: $62 million
Dead Men Tell No Tales raked in $62 million over the three-day period, and 77 million when you include Memorial day grosses. Honestly, when you don't consider the film's that came before this one, that's a healthy number, especially when you factor in how well this film is set to perform overseas. It might not hit that coveted billion-dollar mark, but it's going to make its money back, no question.
Now, because this film was a Memorial day weekend release, it's going to have a pretty sizable drop-off next week and it'll be a miracle if it makes it to $200 million by the end of its run. I think the film hoof it past $160 million, and maybe reach $175 million if audiences take to it.
Prediction: $27 million
Baywatch belly-flopped in the ocean this weekend, which is another exclamation point on Paramount's terrible record this past couple of years. The film made a meager $19 million during the three day frame and $28 million over the past five days. This wouldn't be so bad if the film cost around $25 million, but with a budget of just under $70 million, it's going to seriously struggle to be successful. I think the film will have somewhat decent legs at least, and it could feasibly make around $70 million if it's able to stick around. It'll be up to the overseas crowd to save this one from the rough waters its landed itself in.
The Top Ten:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales - $62 million (NEW) $77 million
2. Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 - $25.2 million (-40.4%) $338 million
3. Baywatch - $18.6 million (NEW) $27.6 million
4. Alien: Covenant - $10.6 million (-70.8%) $60 million
5. Everything, Everything - $6 million (-48.6%) $22.7 million
6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - $4.5 million (-37.6%) $15 million
7. Snatched - $3.9 million (-50.3%) $41.2 million
8. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - $3.3 million (-54.5%) $35 million
9. The Boss Baby - $1.7 million (-39.8%) $170 million
10. Beauty and the Beast - $1.5 million (-40.2%) $501 million
Source: Box Office Mojo