It looks like Johnny Depp and the Pirates had smooth sailing into Memorial Day, with the latest offering, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, dominating the box office this weekend. Also debuting this week was the film adaptation Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment of the series, continues its history of strong debuts claiming the top spot. The film raked in $78.5 million at the weekend box office and collected a strong 3.9 out of 5 rating from our users.
Remaining in second place was the galactic superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which is in its fourth week of release. The film brought in a solid $27.2 million over the weekend, making its domestic total a whopping $340.5 million. Our users enjoyed the movie, giving it a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Looking to stay afloat was Baywatch, starring Dwayne Johnson and his crew of lifeguards. The film swam into the third spot, grossing $23.1 million over its debut weekend. Our users rated the film 3 out of 5 stars.
It looks like the weekend box office battle in space has come to an end, with Alien: Covenant falling back to Earth. The movie dropped from the top spot to fourth place, even failing to edge out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its second week of release. The film grossed $13.4 million at the weekend box office, making its domestic total $60.2 million. Our users gave it a 2.9 star rating.
Closing out the top five this week was the romance flick Everything, Everything. The film nabbed $7.7 million over the weekend, bringing its current domestic total to $23 million. Our users rated the film 3.7 out of 5 stars. ~Brenden Zerihun