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'Pirates of the Caribbean' tops box office, 'Baywatch' sinks

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/28/2017 By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
In this image released by Disney, Geoffrey Rush portrays Barbossa, left, and Johnny Depp portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in a scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." (Peter Mountain/Disney via AP) © The Associated Press In this image released by Disney, Geoffrey Rush portrays Barbossa, left, and Johnny Depp portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in a scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." (Peter Mountain/Disney via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," but the waters were choppier for the Dwayne Johnson comedy "Baywatch."

In this image released by Disney, Javier Bardem portrays Captain Salazar in a scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." (Disney via AP) © The Associated Press In this image released by Disney, Javier Bardem portrays Captain Salazar in a scene from "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." (Disney via AP)

Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise commandeered $62.2 million in its first three days in theaters.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, left, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in "Baywatch." (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, left, and Zac Efron as Matt Brody in "Baywatch." (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures via AP)

The Johnny Depp-starrer is projected to take in $76.6 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden, Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron as Matt Brody and Jon Bass as Ronnie in the film, "Baywatch." (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures via AP) © The Associated Press This image released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left, Kelly Rohrbach as CJ Parker, Alexandra Daddario as Summer, Ilfenesh Hadera as Stephanie Holden, Dwayne Johnson as Mitch Buchannon, Zac Efron as Matt Brody and Jon Bass as Ronnie in the film, "Baywatch." (Frank Masi/Paramount Pictures via AP)

The R-rated "Baywatch," meanwhile, is sinking like a rock. The critically derided update of the 1990s TV show earned only $18.1 million over the weekend against a nearly $70 million price tag.

Even "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" did better in its third weekend. The space opera added $19.1 million.

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