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“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (Disney) was an easy #1 for the holiday weekend. And considering domestic franchise fatigue, and much stronger foreign results, it’s hardly a failure. (The same can’t be said for the stumbling Paramount and “Baywatch.”)
However, both fell short of even managed expectations. And with some really ugly drops among holdovers, one of the weakest holiday weekends in decades — and easily, the worst in adjusted grosses for the century.
One reason is Memorial Day is no longer the must-have date for theaters, but that’s been the case for years. So it’s no excuse for the overall weakness, which suggests some deep-rooted issues that continue to plague the industry.
The Top 10
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Disney) New – Cinemascore: A-; Metacritic: 39; Est. budget: $230 million
$62,179,000 in 4,276 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $14,451,000; Cumulative: $62,179,000
- Tom Brueggemann
Las Vegas is a wonderful town. Positioned in the middle of the desert and often known simply as ‘Vegas’, the town boasts to be the ‘entertainment capital of the world’, and if you’ve ever visited, you can see why. The sprawling strip is home to many of the city’s most famous casinos and hotels, and vary from very small to absolutely huge – the MGM Grand boasts 5,124 rooms alone, and is one the biggest hotels in the world.
Vegas has been thriving for many years now, the city bringing in an estimated 40 million visitors every year, something which makes the town the economic life-blood of the state of Nevada, where it lies. Of course there are many ways to gamble online now, and a lot of the sites offer an exclusive casino bonus just to sign up, but Vegas is also home to many concerts, theatre shows and spectacles »
- The Hollywood News
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