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|
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).