Another week, another set of new entries in the top ten chart. A surprise hit for this weekend is the new Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales / Salazar’s Revenge. Despite mixed to poor reviews, fans of the franchise have boosted the first weeks take to $77 Million. Having earned an additional weekend total of $208 Million worldwide it is now sitting pretty at $285 Million. This may not be an astounding figure considering the cost of the movie, (how much was Johnny Depp’s salary?), but it’s well on the way to being a hit already.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the new Baywatch movie. It has only taken in £23 Million so far in the US, with a running total of around $28 Million world wide. That may not be the best of news, but it only has a budget of $66 Million so should be able to grind a profit.
Sandwiched between the newcomers, and still churning out a well earned $25.153 Million is Guardians of The Galaxy: Volume 2. With a total global take of $788.6 Million, this has got to be one of the biggest box office takes for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and proves just what a great team of actors and a twig can do with the right material, (and fertiliser).
Alien: Covenant has proved to be a bit of a slug with regard to it’s earnings but it is already into profit with a take of $13.15 Million this weekend and a running worldwide total of over $161 Million. A few more weeks should see it push into the $200 Million worldwide. I can’t see it going much further than that though. Alien sits at number four in the US chart.
Other notable points of interest this week include the fact that The Fate of The Furious has dropped down to number 11 in the charts and Beauty and The Beast is still in the top ten, but only just. It sits in 10th position and has earned $1.93 Million, which brings its US total to over half a billion dollars! It is number one this year globally with a total of $1.233 Billion dollars! However, despite not doing so well in the US, The Fate of The Furious has been churning out the money internationally and is running at a massive $1.224 Billion worldwide. It’s also been in the charts for 4 weeks less. Wow.
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Reported by Louis Turfrey