Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” heads for a massive $274 million worldwide opening. The franchise has always done good business at the box office, with the first three movies making a lump sum of $3.8 billion during their theoretical run. The biggest “Pirates of the Caribbean” film so far is 2006’s blockbuster “Dead Man’s Chest,” which grossed over $1.05 billion at the global box office.

The second place is secured by 2011’s film “On Stranger Tides,” which made over $1.03 billion worldwide, followed by 2007 movie titled “At World’s End” which cracked the $1 billion mark during its theoretical run. The 2003 film titled “Pirates” could earn only $653 million in ticket sales.

The new installment in film series

Variety reports that the fifth film in “Pirates” series is in theaters now, and will earn over $1.5 billion during its theoretical run. The movie brought in $275 million during the long Memorial Day weekend, beating out “Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2,” which earned $202 million in the long Memorial Day weekend. So far, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” is on the first position in all markets excluding India, China, and Vietnam.

Disney managed to bank big on the movie with a huge first weekend by opening “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in 92% of global markets. On the other hand, Paramount has opened its new movie “Baywatch” in only 85% of the global markets. It seems that “Baywatch” will be a disappointment since the film could gross only $4.5 million during Friday night previews.

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Reviews and box office report of ‘Pirates 5.'

In “Pirates 5,” Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) fights against the evil spirit Salazar (Javier Bardem) while meeting up with Henry (Brenton Thwaites) and his father Will (Orlando Bloom). Keira Knightley returned from the original movie and graced “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” in a cameo appearance.

As of May 26, 2017, “Pirates 5” has grossed over $21 million in Canada and the United States and over $82 million in other countries against a budget of $230 million. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, its average approval rating is 45% based on 329 reviews, while Metacritic assigns it a score of 38 out of 100 based on 42 critics.

Mike Ryan from Uproxx criticizes the film due to its confusing plot and overabundance of stars, calling it the worst movie of the year. Peter Travers, a reviewer at Rolling Stone, says that “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” has boring action sequences but the performance of stars is excellent.