#BOXOFFICE: “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES” VERY MUCH ALIVE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES bows big with an $63 million opening for Disney the three-day Memorial Day weekend ($78 million over four day weekend) from 4,276 theatres across North America. Although off the mark of 2006’s Dead Men’s Chest’s spectacular $135 million opening, this still is good enough to make it a clear winner at the Box Office this weekend. It gets a 32% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences. This makes this installment the fourth highest-debuting Film in its franchise.
In its fourth week out, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 comes out with $20.3 million, a total of $339 million domestically.
Opening in third is BAYWATCH with $17 million for Paramount Pictures from 3,647 theatres. It gets 18% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore. It was made for $69 million.
ALIEN: CONVENANT lands in fourth with $11 million, earning $60 million over two weeks for 20th Century Fox.
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING is fifth with $6.8 million for Warner Bros., a two week tally of $25 million.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS with $1.4 million for a total $222 million in North America over seven weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “ALIEN: COVENANT” INVADES AT #1
ALIEN: COVENANT makes it a winning weekend for 20th Century Fox with an authoritative $40 million opening from 3,761 theatres. The latest in the Aliens franchise from Sir Ridley Scott, gets a 73% on the Tomatometer and an B CinemaScore. By comparison, Prometheus, the previous Film in the franchise, opened in 2012 with $51 million.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 makes it a close match after two weeks atop the Box Office, with $35 million for Marvel/Disney this weekend from 4,347 theatres. Thus far it has just surpassed $300 million over three weeks in North America.
In third in its debut is EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, adapted from Nicola Yoon‘s Young Adult Novel of the same name. It earns $12 million for Warner Bros. from 2,801 theatres and gets a 42% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
SNATCHED lands in fourth with $8.6 million in its second week out for 20th Century Fox. It has earned $32 million thus far domestically.
Opening in fifth is another release from 20th Century Fox, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: A WIMP WILL RISE with $7 million from 3,157 theatres. The second installment in the franchise in 2011 set an all-time best opening of $23 million for the series. Critics gave it a 19% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.1 million for Lionsgate Films. It is on the cusp of the $30-million-mark.