The fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" - the first since 2011 - should deliver between $150 million and $175 million internationally.
No, not at all.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales surged past another Disney offering, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to account for almost half of the tickets sold by the top-12 performers in the first three days of the four-day Memorial Day weekend, Exhibitor Relations reported. Money is money in Hollywood and when it comes to Pirates, the three-day estimate overseas is an impressive $208.4 million and globally, the movie is expected to make $270.6 million this weekend, and over $300 million by the end of the four-day holiday weekend.
That's the second-lowest domestic opening of all five films in the franchise, a sign that franchise fatigue could be setting in.
Dead Men Tell No Tales brings Depp back to the famous franchise after a six year break.
Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales". It has now surpassed the domestic, foreign, and worldwide totals of the original, which topped out at $773.3 million in 2014.
In other words, Pirates fans in America can thank China for all future installments. The third highest opening for any Disney movie is partially attributed to the opening coinciding with the countrys Dragon Boat Festival holidays.
Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was made for $200 million and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell. Memorial Day weekend typically kicks that season off, and this year it came with a couple surprises. Meanwhile, the worldwide numbers for the film have soared to over $450 million, bringing its overall total to a staggering $783.3 million, which surpasses the first Guardians of the Galaxy.
In its second weekend, Alien: Covenant will add just $13.3 million to its box office total, which will help the film cross the $60 million mark at the box office. Disney has taken you for a right mug already, and us, by making us believe that real world, but cyber, pirates had stolen the precious new Pirates of the Caribbean movie and were doing what pirates do.