Buzzing: Latest Pirates Of The Caribbean film hooks No.1 spot, Baywatch bellyflops

Latest Pirates Of The Caribbean film hooks No.1 spot, Baywatch bellyflops

Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales sailed into first place at the North American box office, despite franchise fatigue.

The film, which cost roughly US$400 million (S$554 million) to make and market worldwide, collected about US$62.2 million in North America and a strong US$208 million overseas.

In Singapore, it is called Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge.

The other major new studio movie, Paramount Pictures' Baywatch, was dead in the water.

Costing roughly US$125 million to make and market, it sold about US$18.1 million in tickets in North America, for a total of US$22.7 million since arriving last Thursday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2017, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe