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“Pirates Of The Caribbean” Dominates US Friday Box Office; “Baywatch,” “Guardians” Follow

“Dead Men Tell No Tales” was a convincing #1 at the Friday box office.

Pirates of the Caribbean | Dead Men Tell No Tales [Disney]

“Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” posted the franchise’s lightest opening day number since the 2003 original, but it still dominated the US Friday box office.

The film earned $23.4 million in opening day receipts. The tally, which puts “Dead Men Tell No Tales” on track for a comfortable Memorial Day Weekend victory, more than quadruples that of the day’s #2 film.

“Baywatch,” which took #2 Friday, earned $5.7 million. With Thursday receipts included, the new film’s cumulative total now stands at $10.3 million.

“Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2” took #3 Friday with $5.3 million, but it should move ahead of “Baywatch” by the end of the holiday weekend.

“Alien: Covenant” (#4, $3.0 million) and “Everything, Everything” (#5, $2.1 million) completed Friday’s Top 5.

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Written by Dolph Malone

Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

Contact Dolph at dolph.malone[at]headlineplanet.com.

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