Box Office: 'Pirates 5' Clears $78M in U.S.; 'Baywatch' Capsizes With $23M

Pamela McClintock on the domestic box office a couple weeks back:

Overall, Memorial Day weekend revenue at the domestic box office fell to its lowest level in 18 years, or $176 million, according to preliminary estimates from comScore. Baywatch is certainly a contributing factor, combined with several other 2017 summer titles that have underperformed so far, including Alien: Covenant and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Plus, Pirates 5 wasn't able to clear the $100 million mark. The big exception is Guardians 2, which has grossed $338.5 million to date in North America, besting the $338 million earned domestically by Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014.

18 years! Obviously, some of that is the continued sequel backlash happening -- can't wait to see how Hollywood reacts to this -- but obviously Guardians is still doing great. The real key -- shocker -- seems to be making good movies. Pirates 5 is clearly bad. Baywatch clearly sucks. While Guardians was pretty good


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