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

Pirates Of The Caribbean Salazars Revenge


RANKINGFilm/DistributorWeekend GrossRunning Total
1Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (Disney)$5.85m$9.39m
2Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (Disney)$1.13m$49.28m
3Alien Covenant (Fox)$935,000$14.89m
4Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Fox)$847,000$2.57m
5King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (Warner Bros)$763,000$5.26m


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.


Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul debuted fourth on this week’s chart, posting $847,000 (£658,000) Fri-Sun. The film has a $2.57m (£2m) running total including the bank holiday Monday.

That’s the best opening for the franchise, with the previous watermark of $1.98m (£1.54m) being set by Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days in 2012

In its third week of release, Alien Covenant added $935,000 (£727,000) Fri-Sun, its running total is $14.89m (£11.57m).

Snatched sits in eigth place after adding $531,000 (£413,000) this week for $2.19m (£1.7m), while The Boss Baby sits once place below after posting $513,000 (£399,000) for $35.09m (£27.27m).


King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword fell to fifth in its second week of release, adding $763,000 (£593,000) for a cumulative total of $5.26m (£4.09m).


A Dog’s Purpose added $118,000 (£92,000) Fri-Sun in its fourth week and now sits on $3.4m (£2.6m).


Animated feature The Red Turtle posted an opening of $152,000 (£118,000), including previews, from 41 locations. The film added $68,000 (£53,000) on Monday so currently sits on $187,000 (£145,000).


Fast & Furious 8 added $95,000 (£74,000) for a running total of $38m (£29.56m).