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Box office top 10: ‘Pirates 5’ leads slow holiday weekend

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, left, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in "Baywatch." (Frank Masi / Paramount Pictures)
This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, left, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in "Baywatch." (Frank Masi / Paramount Pictures)

LOS ANGELES – The Memorial Day weekend box office was as creaky as an old pirate ship, with the lowest total industry grosses since 1999. Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” topped the charts with $78.5 million for the holiday weekend, making it the second-lowest debut for the five-film franchise.

Paramount’s big screen take on “Baywatch,” meanwhile, capsized with only $23.1 million across the four day weekend. The poorly reviewed Dwayne Johnson-starrer carried a hefty production price tag of nearly $70 million.

“Baywatch” couldn’t even beat “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which took second place in its fourth week in theaters with $27.2 million.

Rounding out the top five were “Alien: Covenant,” with $13.4 million and “Everything, Everything” with $7.7 million.

1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” $78,476,767 / $78,476,767 (1)

2. “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” $27,189,151 / $340,505,078 (4)

3. “Baywatch” $23,106,943 / $27,713,457 (1)

4. “Alien: Covenant” $13,383,150 / $60,205,331 (2)

5. “Everything, Everything” $7,666,282 / $23,022,395 (2)

6. “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” $6,121,371 / $15,303,332 (2)

7. “Snatched” $5,085,158 / $41,364,783 (3)

8. “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword” $4,302,088 / $34,957,290 (3)

9. “The Boss Baby” $2,460,939 / $169,718,129 (9 weeks.

10. “Beauty And The Beast,” Disney, $2,013,748, 1,076 locations, $1,872 average, $501,014,183, 11 weeks.

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