Memorial Day weekend at the movies! This is where a studio’s tent pole movie comes out and is supposed to make a giant splash, and really help said studio for the remainder of the summer and boost the rest of their year.
All kinds of movies open on this weekend. The Pirate franchise is no stranger for this weekend either, this is it’s third time opening on Memorial Day weekend; matter of fact “Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End” holds the #1 spot for opening weekend box office for Memorial Day Weekend since it was being tracked back in 1982.
Other franchises that have been released on the Memorial Day weekend: “Men in Black”, “Indiana Jones”, “X-Men”, “The Fast and the Furious”, “Terminator”, “Mission Impossible”, “Rambo”, “Back to the Future”, “Rocky”… There are a number of other movies that are not necessarily franchises but are part of a studio annual release schedule (Dreamworks will typically put an animated movie on this weekend.)
What do you think? Is this Johnny Depp’s last outing as Jack Sparrow, or do you think that they were waiting to see what how the weekend played out? It wasn’t the most expensive of the Pirate movies to be made but it wasn’t the worst opening weekend either:
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl – $46,630,690
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $135,634,554
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – $139,802,190
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $90,151,958
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – $62,179,000
Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. ~ IMDb