Pi­rates has sea legs; Bay­watch is belly up

Toronto Star - - ENTERTAINMENT -

It was smooth sail­ing to the top spot at the box of­fice for Pi­rates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the wa­ters were chop­pier for the Dwayne John­son com­edy Bay­watch.

Stu­dio es­ti­mates on Sun­day said the fifth in­stal­ment of the Pi­rates of the Caribbean fran­chise com­man­deered $62.2 mil­lion (U.S.) in its first three days in the­atres. The Johnny Depp film is pro­jected to take in $76.6 mil­lion over the four-day U.S. hol­i­day week­end. It was the sec­ond­low­est do­mes­tic open­ing for the nearly $4-bil­lion fran­chise, but the lat­est film has mas­sive in­ter­na­tional ap­peal. Its four-day global to­tal is ex­pected to hit $300 mil­lion.

Bay­watch, mean­while, is sink­ing like a rock. The crit­i­cally de­rided up­date of the ’90s TV show earned $18.1 mil­lion over the week­end against a nearly $70-mil­lion price tag.

Es­ti­mated ticket sales for Fri­day through Sun­day at U.S. and Cana­dian the­atres, ac­cord­ing to comS­core: 1. Pi­rates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, $62.2 mil­lion 2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, $19.9 mil­lion 3. Bay­watch, $18.1 mil­lion 4. Alien: Covenant, $10.5 mil­lion 5. Ev­ery­thing, Ev­ery­thing, $6.2 mil­lion The As­so­ci­ated Press

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