Johnny Depp – Captain Jack Sparrow plays on “Pirates of the Caribbean”. It was projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend. Accdg. to the post form (ABC), it was the second-lowest domestic opening for the nearly $4 billion franchise, but the latest film, which cost a reported $230 million to produce, has massive international appeal. It’s four-day global total is expected to hit $300 million.
“This is a trend that we’ve seen play out over the course of these films.” said Dave Hollis, executive vice president of distribution for Disney. “Pirates’ is a huge spectacle film of the kind that international audiences continue to be drawn toward… but the domestic response also shows that the audience for this film is clearly there.”
Pirates of the Caribbean was compared to the R-rated “Baywatch,” for the earnings and profits. It shows Baywatch is sinking to the bottom as it earned only $18.1 million over the weekend against a nearly $70 million price tag. Including Thursday earnings.
(Source ABC) -Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
- “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” $62.2 million ($208.4 million international).
- “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” $19.9 million ($8.6 million international).
- “Baywatch,” $18.1 million.
- “Alien: Covenant,” $10.5 million (10.8 million international).
- “Everything, Everything,” $6.2 million