Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch were set on a box office collision course for the four-day Memorial Day weekend, but it seems that Pirates of the Caribbean is easily blowing the competition out of the water.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to have a four-day weekend box office total of at least $75 million and possibly closer to $80 million.
Meanwhile, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Zac Effron are leading Baywatch to a $21 million opening weekend.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earned $5.5 million in Thursday night preview showings before adding another $16 million in its official Friday opening at 4,276 locations.
Baywatch began showing on Wednesday and earned just $4.5 million by the end of Thursday and another $5.5 million on Friday at 3,647 locations. Altogether, Baywatch's total will likely stand at about $25 million by the end of the long weekend.
With Baywatch sinking in its opening weekend, Disney is likely to claim the top two spots at the box office for Memorial Day with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales at number one, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in second place with $26 million in its fourth weekend at the box office. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earned $6 million from 3,871 locations on Friday.
Last week's box office winner, Alien: Covenant, will drop all the way to fourth place. In its second weekend, Alien: Covenant will add just $14 million to its box office total, bringing it to $60 million.
Teen romance Everything, Everything looks to round out the top five this week. After debuting at the number three spot last weekend, Everything, Everything looks to add an additional $9 million over the long Memorial Day weekend. That will bring the film's box office total to $24 million.
Keep reading to see the numbers and the full top five box office ranking for the weekend.
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Friday: $23.4 million
Weekend: $76 million
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it, he must forge an uneasy alliance with a brilliant and beautiful astronomer and a headstrong young man in the British Navy.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the fifth film in the franchise inspired by the Disney Parks ride and is directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg from a script by Jeff Nathanson, with Jerry Bruckheimer returning as producer. Johnny Depp, Kevin McNally, and Geoffrey Rush reprise their roles as Jack Sparrow, Joshamee Gibbs, and Hector Barbossa, respectively. New Pirates of the Caribbean stars include Javier Bardem as Armando Salazar, Brenton Thwaites as Henry Turner and Kaya Scodelario as Carina Smyth. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales also features the returns of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley as Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann respectively after they both skipped Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.prevnext
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Last week: No. 2Friday: $5.3 million
Weekend: $26.5 million
Total: $339.9 million
Set to the backdrop of 'Awesome Mixtape #2,' Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team's adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes' aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.prevnext
Friday: $16.5 million
Weekend: 20 million
Total: $24.8 million
Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Baywatch directed by Seth Gordon, based on the television series of the same name. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Jon Bass and Ilfenesh Hadera.prevnext
4. Alien: Covenant
Last Week: No. 1
Friday: $3 million
Weekend: $13.75 million
Total: $60.5 million
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.prevnext
5. Everything, Everything0comments
Last Week: No. 3
Friday: $4.7 million
A teenage girl (Amandla Stenberg) is unable to leave her home because she has an immunodeficiency that makes her allergic to almost everything. However, her life changes for the better when she begins to communicate with the boy next door (Nick Robinson). Everything, Everything was directed by Stella Meghie, and was adapted from the YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon.prev