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The Top 5 Highest-Grossing Films in America Over the Weekend

Buena Vista/Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales—the fifth installment in the Johnny Depp-led franchise—was the most successful film at the domestic box office over Memorial Day Weekend, debuting at #1 with approximately $62m.

Meanwhile, according to Box Office Mojo, Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast became only the eighth film to cross the $500-million mark domestically. Overall, the weekend was down around 15% compared to Memorial Day Weekend last year when both X-Men: Apocalypse and Alice Through the Looking Glass delivered "underwhelming openings."

Dead Men Tell No Tales brought Disney's domestic cume for 2017 to over $1 billion on Friday, marking the second fastest time a studio accomplished such in the U.S.—second only to Disney's record performance last year when the studio surpassed $1 billion in early May.

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Buena Vista) $62m 4,276/$14,541 avg. (debut)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Buena Vista) $20m 3,871/$5,138 avg. (week 4)
3. Baywatch (Paramount) $18m 3,647/$4,963 avg. (debut)
4. Alien: Covenant (Fox) $11m 3,772/$2,790 avg. (week 2)
5. Everything, Everything (Warner Bros.) $6.2m 2,801/$2,208 avg. (week 2)