Box office for Memorial Day weekend lowest in nearly two decades

Nonetheless, Dead Men Tell No Tales has fared quite well internationally, bringing in an estimated foreign haul of $208 million for a worldwide estimated total of $270.6 million, which carries the cumulative earnings of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise past the $4 billion mark.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, left, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in "Baywatch". The film raked in $62.2 million on its Friday-Sunday opening weekend. While it's certainly not a huge opening weekend, the R-rated comedy was produced under a $69 million budget, which pales in comparison to the whopping $230 million it cost to make Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Previous year it was "X-Men: Apocalypse" that won the holiday with an $80M debut, the film easily trounced Disney's "Alice Through the Looking Glass", which only brought in $33M over the same time-period. Here in America, Dead Men Tell No Tales will score around $77 million over the four-day frame, and around $63 million over the three-day weekend, good for the fifth best weekend of the year, just ahead of Kong: Skull Island.

In a repeat of 2016, only one film managed to succeed over the Memorial Day weekend.

The hackers were holding the company to ransom, media outlets including Deadline reported, and were allegedly threatening to release a stolen copy of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie unless they were paid a bitcoin bounty. About $23.4 million comes from domestic ticket sales.

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Responding to this allegation, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia , Egypt and the UAE had blocked all Qatari-based media, including Al-Jazeera. The incident triggered a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Written and directed by James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was made for $200 million and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, and Kurt Russell.

Per ComScore, overall box office is up 2.3 percent in the same frame from past year.

Another notable film was Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant, which made $13.2 million over the long weekend in the U.S., dropping substantially from its opening-weekend take of $36.2 million.

Disney's Beauty and the Beast crossed $500-M domestically, becoming only the 8 film to do so, not accounting for inflation. But Wonder Woman hits theaters this weekend on June 2 and will probably shake things up. The latest installment in the Alien franchise is looking at $13.1 million over the four-day stretch.

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