Disney owns the lucrative Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Fans have been made to wait for a very long time for the latest addition to this franchise called Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It has been almost seven years since the last movie came out. Despite all of the anticipating surrounding the new movie, the Pirates of the Caribbean opening numbers aren’t that impressive. Clearly, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Disney’s new movie.


Entertainment Weekly reported on the initial box office numbers for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The film raked in $62.2 million on its Friday-Sunday opening weekend. Monday, which also happens to be Memorial Day, is estimated to take this number up to $76.6 million.

Even though Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was the No.1 movie this past weekend, the numbers that it has brought in show that this has been the second-worst domestic opening for a Pirates of the Caribbean movie since the original movie titled Curse of the Black Pearl was released back in 2003.

This is keeping with the trend that we’ve seen with openings for previous movies in the franchise. Dead Man’s Chest came out in 2006 and brought in an opening-weekend revenue of $135.6 million. At World’s End debuted the following year with $114.7 million while 2011’s On Stranger Tides could only muster $90 million in the United States on its opening weekend.

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