Thursday, May 30, 2024

Sinks like a Rock: “Baywatch” Movie Drowns with $5.7 Mil Friday Box, Johnny Depp “Pirates” Off to Series Low


The early returns are in. “Baywatch: The Movie” has sunk with the Rock, like a rock. The ill conceived TV adaptation has drowned with just $5.7 million on Friday night, and a total from Wednesday previews and Thursday of just over $10 million. All the abs in China won’t save this thing.

Meanwhile “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” made $19 million Friday night, plus $5 mil from Thursday previews. Lowest numbers since the original movie back in 1931 when Depp was just coming off “21 Jump Street,” the TV series, and didn’t own an island.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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