Magazine article Screen International

UK Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Opens Top but Plunders Less Bounty

Magazine article Screen International

UK Box Office: 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5' Opens Top but Plunders Less Bounty

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Latest entry in Disney franchise fails to live up to predecessors, despite opening at number one.

UK TOP FIVE

RANKING Film/Distributor Weekend Gross Running Total

1 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (Disney) $5.85m $9.39m

2 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (Disney) $1.13m $49.28m

3 Alien Covenant (Fox) $935,000 $14.89m

4 Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Fox) $847,000 $2.57m

5 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (Warner Bros) $763,000 $5.26m

DISNEY

Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge posted an opening total of $9.39m (£7.3m), including $5.85m (£4.55m) Fri-Sun.

The film's takings, as well as its site average of $9,228 (£7,172), placed it well behind the two most successful entries in the long-running franchise (Dead Man's Chest and At World's End), which both opened with north of $17m in the UK.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 made for a Disney one-two by returning to second in the chart this week, adding $1.13m (£882,000). The film now sits on $49.28m (£38.3m).

Beauty And The Beast remains in the top 20 and now sits on $93m (£72m), which places in eighth on the overall chart of highest-grossing films in the UK.

FOX

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul debuted fourth on this week's chart, posting $847,000 (£658,000) Fri-Sun. …

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