Memorial Day weekend marked the opening for two summer movies, “baywatch” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." Disney’s new film “Pirates” is on course for a debut of $76 million, while Paramount Pictures’ action comedy “Baywatch” is expected to gross over $23 million by the end of this week. The first film earned $21 million on opening day, while the second movie made around $16 million at the box office.

How much will 'Baywatch' and 'Pirates' make?

Forbes reports that the Johnny Depp-led “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” may gross up to $1 billion at the box office, but it’s too difficult for “Baywatch” to survive for long due to its controversial scenes and complex storyline.

However, Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, and Priyanka Chopra star in this reboot of the classic television series, and that star power alone may save it in the end. The film netted $10 million domestically on Thursday and Friday night. The film is being shown in over 3,640 locations worldwide, while “Pirates” is available in more than 4,310 cinemas.

If “Baywatch” continues taking on water despite its strong marketing, the two films “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” may take first and second place, respectively. So far, "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2” has grossed over $600 million from 3,704 screens. “Alien: Covenant,” on the other hand, may drop Fox’s rank from number 1 to number 4.

Warner Bros. and MGM’s new film “Everything, Everything” is likely to secure fifth place on this list, and expected to earn $9 million by the end of the week.

‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ may top the list

In addition to Johnny Depp, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” features Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kevin McNally, Orlando Bloom, Kaya Scodelario, and Geoffrey Rush.

Analysts reveal that it is a far better movie than “Baywatch,” which means “Pirates” will earn a lot more. “Pirates of the Caribbean” did not just dominate Thursday and Friday, but was on pace to dominate the entire Memorial Day weekend.

Forbes projects that the sequel will end its run with a whopping $970 million, while the reboot of the television series will not make more than $600 million at the global box office. Either way, “Pirates of the Caribbean” is on pace to net quite a hefty loot overall. If this opening weekend is any indication, Jack Sparrow may be on the rise yet again.