Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales unsurprisingly managed to sail to No. 1 at North American box office. The movie starring Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario and Brenton Thwaites earned an estimated $62.2 million in its first weekend, with the Memorial Day boost bringing its estimated weekend total to $76.6 million.
The movie was also doing well overseas, nabbing an estimated $208 million on the three-day weekend. “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,” he added.
Sitting at No. 2 at box office was another Disney property Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2. The second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie series earned an estimated $19.9 million on the three-day weekend and approximately $24.2 million after Memorial Day.
Beauty and the Beast also stayed in the top 10 coming in at No. 10 with $2 million, bringing its worldwide total to $1.23 billion in it’s 11th week at the box office.
Up next for the Disney Co. will be Pixar’s Cars 3 which hits theaters on June 16, 2017.