Monday, 23 October, 2017

Hacker threat about stolen movie was a hoax, says Disney CEO

Freda Brock | 28 May, 2017, 22:25

"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. And proving the trade analysts right, both the movies opened close to the predicted margin.

Dead men tell no tales, unless, of course, they are undead decaying pirates seeking mythical treasure in the vast fathoms of the sea in the fifth installment of Disney's Pirates Of The Caribbean. Though it was expected to make lesser than its prequels, it did not fare badly at the box office. Domestically, 2011's On Stranger Tides hit an all-time low with $241 million, and with six years separating that film from Pirates 5, it's worth wondering what the demand for this property is now.

Militants kill 16 civilians in Philippines siege city
Ano predicted that the military operation will take about a week as soldiers go house to house to clear the city of militants. He later apologised and said he did not intend disrespect to women or rape victims. "We have to finish this".

Keith plays the father of the pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie franchise but when scheduling issues meant he couldn't fly to Australia to film a cameo in the latest film, the filmmakers chose to have Paul play Sparrow's Uncle Jack instead. Overall, the weekend was down ~15% compared to Memorial Day weekend previous year when both X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass delivered underwhelming openings. Every week we put together an informal list of box office picks for the upcoming weekend to offer readers a rough estimate of how new releases (and returning holdovers) will perform in theaters. And that seems to be doing the movie's box office haul the world of good. The reboot is not expected to rise over the weekend either. The film generated an estimated $4.5 million on Thursday, which includes $1.25 million from Wednesday night previews. Its four day total should be about $7.6 million. Screen Rant predicted the film would earn at least $32.5 million.

Overall, "Dead Men Tell No Tales" fits in with the first four films and concludes as a strong action/adventure flick. The film saw a 90 percentdrop in collections at the box office within one week of its release. I was surprised that it cracked ten million last weekend but between Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Alien: Covenant, the new competition last weekend was pretty thin.

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