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Disney’s ‘Pirates’ Leads Box Office While Missing Expectations

Source: Walt Disney Co.
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Walt Disney Co.’s fifth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie led the holiday-weekend box office in its debut as expected, yet still faces a steep climb to financial success.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” again starring Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, garnered North American sales of $62.2 million over the first three days of the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated Sunday in an email. That was less than the $68.5 million that had expected. The movie beat the new Paramount Pictures comedy “Baywatch,” which placed third with an estimated $18.1 million.