After the huge success of The Fate Of The Furious, and with Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 due out this weekend, it's safe to say that the summer blockbuster season is now well and truly upon us. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is the costliest of all of these films; its budget allegedly came in at around $320 million, which means that the film is going to have to make an awful amount of money in order for it to recoup its costs. We now have our first indication of how much Pirates: Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is going to make when it opens at the end of the month, as it has been predicted that the nautical adventure will gross somewhere between $90 million and $100 million.
If the above proves to be true, Disney would undoubtedly be very happy with this return for the film. While this amount would be quite a bit lower than both the $135 million opening for Dead Man's Chest and $114 million that At World's End brought in in its first few days, it would match On Stranger Tides' opening weekend total of $90.1 million. On Stranger Tides is currently the second highest grossing installment of the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, as it ultimately went on to gross $1.045 billion back in 2011, which was just short of Dead Man's Chest's $1.066 billion in 2006.
Disney will be slightly relieved at these projections from Deadline, especially considering just how poorly Johnny Depp's recent films have performed at the box office. Alice Through The Looking Glass was a huge flop last year, and Mortdecai, Transcendence, The Lone Ranger, and Dark Shadows have each been financial disappointments since On Stranger Tides was released. Johnny Depp's highly publicized divorce from Amber Heard only increased chatter that audiences would avoid Dead Men Tell No Tales, too.
Disney also took a risk when they selected Memorial Day weekend as Dead Men Tell No Tales' release date. That's because X-Men: Apocalypse, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Tomorrowland, and Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time have each underperformed in this slot in recent years. It now looks as though Dead Men Tell No Tales will help to restore some faith in the four-day weekend, while it will also receive some help and healthy competition from Dwayne Johnson's R-rated Baywatch reboot, which is expected to bring in around $45 million and $50 million. You can decide whether or not Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is for you by watching its trailer below.
The early speculation is that Dead Men Tell No Tales is a worthy addition to the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, as the footage shown at CinemaCon recently was met with positive results. We'll get to see if it can build upon this response when Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is released on May 26.
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