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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $76,630,000Details
International Box Office $208,400,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $285,030,000
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Down-on-his-luck Captain Jack is feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1000) 938 $76,630,000
All Time International Box Office (Rank 301-400) 323 $208,400,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 434 $285,030,000

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Production Budget:$230,000,000
Domestic Releases: May 26th, 2017 (Wide) by Walt Disney
May 26th, 2017 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: May 23rd, 2017 (Wide), released as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No (South Korea)
May 25th, 2017 (Wide) (China)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content.
(Rating bulletin 2470 (Cert #50908), 4/5/2017)
Running Time: 135 minutes
Franchise: Pirates of the Caribbean
Comparisons: vs. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
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Keywords: Pirates, Hauntings, On a Boat, Swashbuckler, Dwarfism, Revenge, Supernatural, Sequels With Returning Stars, Delayed Sequel, Development Hell, Scene in End Credits, Gratuitous Cameos
Source:Based on Theme Park Ride
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic Monday 40 $14,451,000 May 29, 2017 4
Biggest Domestic May Weekend 48 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Top Adventure Weekend Domestic 73 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Top Based on Theme Park Ride Weekend Domestic 5 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Top Historical Fiction Weekend Domestic 7 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Top Live Action Weekend Domestic 80 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Top Walt Disney Weekend Domestic 47 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Fastest to $50m 126 $62,179,000 May 26, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 18 4,276 May 26, 2017 3
Top Based on Theme Park Ride Day Domestic 11 $23,395,000 May 26, 2017 1
Top Historical Fiction Day Domestic 17 $23,395,000 May 26, 2017 1


   Captain Jack Sparrow
   Captain Salazar
   Captain Hector Barbossa
Orlando Bloom    Will Turner
Kevin McNally    Joshamee Gibbs
Brenton Thwaites    Henry
David Wenham    Scarfield
Stephen Graham    Scrum
Kaya Scodelario    Carina Smyth
Golshifteh Farahani    Haifaa Meni
Lewis McGowan    Henry (Young)
Martin Klebba    Marty
Keira Knightley    Elizabeth Swann
Angus Barnett    Mullroy
Mahesh Jadu    Spanish Soldier
Jessica Green    Towns Woman
Mark Preston    Pirate
Adam Brown    Cremble
Goran D. Kleut    Pirate Broom
Zoe Ventoura    Mayor’s Wife
Giles New    Murtogg
Danny Kirrane    Bollard
Delroy Atkinson    Maddox
Paul McCartney    Jack Sparrow’s Uncle

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Jeff Nathanson
Producer    Jerry Bruckheimer
Based on Characters Created by    Ted Elliott
Executive Producer    Terry Rossio
Executive Producer    Mike Stenson
Executive Producer    Joe Caracciolo, Jr.
Executive Producer    Chad Oman
Executive Producer    Brigham Taylor
Editor    Joel Cox
Editor    Gary D. Roach
Composer    Geoff Zanelli
Director of Photography    Paul Cameron

Friday Estimates: Dead Men Tops Chart, but Struggles, with $23.40 million

May 27th, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

As expected, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earned first place at the Friday box office. Unfortunately, it missed the low end of expectations with $23.40 million, putting it on pace for a $62 million three-day weekend and a $73 million total opening. The film’s reviews are just 32% positive, putting it in a tie with On Stranger Tides for worst in the franchise. On the other hand, the film earned an A minus from CinemaScore compared to a B plus for the previous installment, so that should help its legs a little. That said, the film cost $230 million to make, so unless it is a monster hit at the international box office, there’s little hope the sequel teased in the end credits will happen. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Dead Men are not Lively, Baywatch Going Unseen

May 26th, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales will have no trouble earning first place at the weekend box office, not after earning $5.5 million in previews last night. This would have given it number one for the night, if the numbers weren’t rolled into its Friday debut. On Stranger Tides managed $4.7 million during its midnight shows, but it was truly a midnight show, rather than starting at 7 pm like Dead Men Tell No Tales did. This is 30% higher than Alien: Covenant managed last week, but well behind the $8.2 million X-Men: Apocalypse managed this weekend last year. Dead Men Tell No Tales will need serious growth to match our previous prediction of $67 million / $82 million debut. On the positive side, it is a long weekend and that will undoubtedly help. On the negative side, its reviews are quite terrible. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases Make a Splash, or are They Dead in the Water?

May 25th, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

It’s Memorial Day long weekend, which is historically one of the best long weekends at the box office all year. However, this year the two new releases are far from the best. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales has the worst reviews in the franchise and its domestic box office will likely be the same. Sadly, Baywatch’s reviews are even worse. That said, they should still finish one-two over the weekend, while Alien: Covenant and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 will be in a race for third place. It likely won’t be close. Meanwhile, this weekend last year, X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass opened one-two during the weekend with results that are similar to what Dead Men Tell No Tales / Baywatch are expected to make. I don’t know if 2017 will win in the year-over-year comparison, but it should be close. More...

Contest: Make an Arrangement: Winning Announcement

May 25th, 2017

Alien: Covenant

The winners of our Make an Arrangement contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Alien: Covenant’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Tall Tales

May 18th, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

There are two wide releases coming out next week: Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. It’s an easy choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest, not only because Dead Men Tell No Tales is expected to open much faster, but also because Baywatch is opening on Thursday. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay!

Note: It is a long weekend, but we only use the three-day, Friday through Sunday box office for this contest.


2017 Preview: May

May 1st, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

April is over and thank god for that. The Fate of the Furious is currently the only film that was better than a midlevel hit, while Going in Style might end up being the second-biggest release of the month. On the low end, there were seven films on last month’s list that didn’t even manage to open in truly wide release (2,000 or more theaters). Fortunately, May looks a lot brighter. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should dominate the chart and get the month off to a fast start. Furthermore, every week there’s at least one film with a reasonable chance of earning $100 million domestically. Additionally, last May wasn’t particularly strong, so that should help 2017 overall. Granted, Captain America: Civil War earned more than $400 million, so the month got off to a fast start, but films struggled the rest of the way. The second-biggest film was X-Men: Apocalypse at just $155 million, while only one other movie, The Angry Birds Movie, earned more than $100 million. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 should at least be competitive with Captain America: Civil War, allowing 2017 to win thanks to its superior depth. More...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer

October 3rd, 2016

Swashbuckling adventure opens May 26, 2017 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/26 1 $62,179,000   4,276 $14,541   $62,179,000 3

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/26 1 $23,395,000   4,276 $5,471   $23,395,000 1
2017/05/27 1 $20,284,000 -13% 4,276 $4,744   $43,679,000 2
2017/05/28 1 $18,500,000 -9% 4,276 $4,326   $62,179,000 3
2017/05/29 1 $14,451,000 -22% 4,276 $3,380   $76,630,000 4

Weekly Box Office Performance

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
China 5/25/2017 $0 0 0 0 $21,410,000 5/27/2017
South Korea 5/23/2017 $8,928,653 1328 1328 1328 $11,524,613 5/28/2017
Rest of World $175,465,387
International Total$208,400,000 5/28/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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