PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — On Memorial Day weekend at the movies, it was a case of pirates triumphing over aliens and guardians.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, starring Johnny Depp in the fifth entry in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, earned an estimated $62-million on its opening weekend for an easy first-place finish.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police Searching For 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Last Seen At Home In Rhawnhurst
The runner-up was the holdover, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took in $20-millionREAD MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: PSPCA's Biggest Fundraiser Of Year, Bark & Whine Gala, Going Virtual Again This Year
Another new attraction, Baywatch, the lifeguard comedy with Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, based on the television series of the same name, was third with $18-million.
And the top five were rounded out with holdovers Alien: Covenant, fourth with $11-million, and Everything, Everything, fifth with $6-million.MORE NEWS: Police: Man, 2 Children Injured In Crash In Willingboro
Overall, industry-wide totals were slightly better than those of last weekend, and about the same as those of a year ago.