Perhaps those smug Hollywood elites should stop with the anti-Trump BS and just make movies.
Because as it stands now, America has had it with low-info, out of touch actors who pop off about their liberal politics and insult middle America.
Between bad liberal politics and the lack of creativity in Hollywood, if they don’t fix both situations soon, they’ll all be out of jobs.
From Hollywood Reporter
Memorial Day revenue at the domestic box office falls to its lowest level in nearly two decades; overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ makes up ground with a $208.4 million launch.
Memorial Day weekend was no picnic this year for Hollywood at the domestic box office.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may have won the holiday frame with a four-day haul of $77 million from 4,276 theaters, but it is the lowest start for any Pirates movie outside of the first film. It did make up ground overseas, where it found plenty of treasure with a $208.4 million launch.
While Dead Men Tell No Tales wasn’t sunk by bad reviews, the same can’t be said for Baywatch. In a surprise twist, Paramount’s R-rated adaptation of the classic TV show belly-flopped with a four-day gross of $23 million in a rare miss for Dwayne Johnson, who stars alongside Zac Efron in the Seth Gordon-directed big-screen adaptation.
Adding insult to injury, Baywatch even lost out to Disney/Marvel holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took in $25.1 million over the long holiday weekend to place No. 2.
Overall, Memorial Day weekend revenue at the domestic box office fell to its lowest level in 18 years, or $176 million, according to preliminary estimates from comScore. Baywatch is certainly a contributing factor, combined with several other 2017 summer titles that have underperformed so far, including Alien: Covenant and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Plus, Pirates 5 wasn’t able to clear the $100 million mark.
The big exception is Guardians 2, which has grossed $338.5 million to date in North America, besting the $338 million earned domestically by Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014.
Dead Men Tell No Tales, which cost roughly $230 million to make before marketing, is being billed in marketing materials as the final chapter in the film franchise, based on the iconic Disney theme park attraction. Studio execs said they were pleased with the pic’s opening, both domestically and abroad.
“We’re making movies for a global audience. This is one of the most prolific franchises in history, and will cross $4 billion in combined box-office revenue today,” said Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis, whose studio is also celebrating crossing $1 billion in 2017 domestic ticket sales, the first studio to do so this year. “That is extraordinary by any measure.”