Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Box Office Opening Second Lowest in Franchise
Despite obtaining decent box office profitability, the 2011 Pirates of the Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides, did not receive the financial and critical acclaim that Disney was hoping for. The franchise took a relatively long hiatus to refocus and craft a story that would excite fans once more for the antics of Captain Jack Sparrow. The newest addition, Dead Men Tell No Tales, showed signs of promise, adding Javier Bardem as the new ghostly villain and the return of Orlando Bloom and Kiera Knightley to the franchise. However, it appears this film may have repeated the same response as the previous one with the latest news of the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 box office opening weekend numbers.
The latest box office reports from Entertainment Weekly show that while Dead Men Tell No Tales won this past weekend’s box office with an estimated $62.2 million dollar domestic debut, the opening is still the second lowest opening for the entire Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The only other lower opening in the franchise was the first title Curse of the Black Pearl, which only earned $46 million in its first weekend. The film faced competition from its fellow Disney project, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which maintained a solid $19.9 million weekend 3 weeks after its debut.
Pirates can at least say it fared better than the other debut film this weekend as Baywatch, based on the classic TV series, managed only an $18.1 million opening weekend. The next few weeks will see several big blockbusters debut in the US, which will likely slow down Pirates’ domestic future totals, but the franchise’s foreign popularity may still help it along. What do you guys think about the Pirates of the Caribbean 5 box office debut? Do you think we will see another Pirates film again? Let us know in the comments below!
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