May 26 Weekend Roundup: Pirates Still Makes a Splash
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales opened at $78M over the four day Memorial Day Weekend, the lowest opening performance since the first film of the franchise. Baywatch underperformed significantly as its star cast failed to fill in the seats at $23M.
The below chart shows our forecasts (lower bound, mean, upper bound) from last Friday next to several other industry forecasts and actual performance.
|Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales||$78M||($69.7M, $73.2M, $76.7M)||$83M||$81.1M||$82M|
|Baywatch||$23M||($36M, $36.9M, $37.7)||$40M||$28.7M||$35M|
We’ll be back later this week with forecasts for Captain Underpants and Wonder Woman.