FIRST LOOK WEEKEND: Pirates , Babes and Dudes Take Over Screens; Wonder Woman Awaits

Updated 17 hours ago by Tony Rutherford , HNN Entertainment Editor
Montage: 2017 Blockbusters Head for Possible Records
Montage: 2017 Blockbusters Head for Possible Records

 Babes and Dudes in swimsuits at the "Baywatch" beach take on "Pirates of the Caribbean : Dead Men Tell no Tales" for boxoffice honors .

Boxoffice.com experts favor Depp's return as Jack Sparrow. This will be the fifth time on screen for these Caribbean Pirates, and predictions have its opening in the #83 million dollar range with a final tally under $200 million. Buzz is compared to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug — another franchise fifth installment.

Baywatch has Dwayne ("Fate of the Furious") Johnson life guarding in the midst of an eruption of explosive crime. He's taking the role that David Hasselhoff held in the television series. Alexandra Daddario replaces Nicole Eggert  as Summer Quinn. It's headed for second place over the holiday weekend with a $40 million debut.

Although Alien Covenant knocked the Guardians out of first place last weekend, the motion picture trade publication for which I once freelanced gives the Marvel heroes third place (about $24 to $16 million). Everything Everything, Snatched, and Wimpy Kid are top holdovers.

Wonder Woman which has delivered impressive  anticipation  comes  June 2, and this superhero flick has an $83 million dollar opening projection. That's  less than the prediction for Spider Man Homecoming ($135 million) which premieres July 7.

 

Catch the newly release Blade Runner 2049 official trailer above.

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Based on the daily top ten, Pirates Dead Men stands with 24.5 million likes on Facebook followed by Spider Man Homecoming with 20.5 likes, Despicable Me 2 at 17.7 million, then a huge dip down to Mummy (3.8 million), Wonder Woman (1.4 million) and Boss Baby (1.3 million).  Baywatch has a little over 405,000 likes.




FOR TWITTER, the top 10 for Wednesday May 24,  does not include a total tally, just daily numbers.

1. Spider Man Homecoming

2. Star Wars Last Jedi

3. Wonder Woman

4. Pirates Dead Man

5. Baywatch


Numbers: Boxofice.com.

Will D.C. be able to launch a comparable franchise to Marvel's "Avengers?"  Check out the trailer. Both WW and Spidey have new trailers posted also. 

 

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Opening this week,  Baywatch; Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man Tell no Tales

Flashback Cinema: Princess Bride (June 4 & 7);  Ferris Bueller's Day Off (June 11 & 14); Raiders of the Lost Ark (June 18 & 21); Blues Brothers (June 25 & 28); Jaws (July 2 & 5); Sandlot (July 9 & 12). 

 


BAYWATCH

The story follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon as he butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

 

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

 

 The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea - notably Jack. Jack's only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth, a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry, a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

 

EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING

 Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together - even if it means losing everything.

 ALIEN COVENANT

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world -- whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID THE LONG HAUL

in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw's 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course--thanks to Greg's newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.

 

SNATCH

After her boyfriend dumps her on the eve of their exotic vacation, impetuous dreamer Emily Middleton persuades her ultra-cautious mother, Linda to travel with her to paradise. Polar opposites, Emily and Linda realize that working through their differences as mother and daughter - in unpredictable, hilarious fashion - is the only way to escape the wildly outrageous jungle adventure they have fallen into.

 

KING ARTHUR

When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern, Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy - whether he likes it or not.


 

THE CIRCLE

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller starring Emma Watson ("Harry Potter"), Tom Hanks ("Sully") and John Boyega ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech & social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.

 

 

 

GIFTED

Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.

 

 

 

FATE OF THE FURIOUS

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family.

 

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance - and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her family at great risk.

 

GOING IN STYLE:

Lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.


THE BOSS BABY: A hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim.

 

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POWER RANGERS: Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.


ALL BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IMAGES ARE PROVIDED BY DISNEY

Beauty and the Beast continues strong in hold over family friendly business. The sing-a-long did not take off. Most 3D showings have ceased.  So, it's time to catch it one more time on the big screen with digital sight and sound.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

 

The year is 1940, Britain. With the nation devastated by the war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch", the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Although her artist husband looks down on her job, Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by charming lead scriptwriter Buckley (Sam Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Battle of Dunkirk starring pretentious fading movie star Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation.

 

 


 

 

 

 


IN ADDITION, the FLASHBACK Series continues at select Marquee Cinemas with  Monty Python and the Holy Grail  on Sunday May 28 & Wednesday May 31.


 

COMING SOON

 


 

 

Friday, June 2: Wonder Woman, Captain Underpants

Friday, June 9: The Mummy (2017); It Comes at Night

Viewer Discretion

Friday, June 16: All Eyes on Me, Cars 3, Rough Night

Friday, June 23: Transformers Last Knight; 47 Meters Down

Friday, June 30: Amityville The Awakening; The House; Despicable Me 3; Wish Upon

Friday, July 7, Spiderman Homecoming


Friday, July 14, War for the Planet of the Apes; Midnight Sun

Friday, July 21, Dunkirk, Girls Trip,

Friday, July 28, Atomic Blonde; EMOJ Movie; An Inconvenient Sequel

 

 

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FLASHBACK: Sunday May 28/Wed May 31. 330 & 7 p.m.  "E.T."


STARTS FRIDAY MAY 26

Trailer ▶

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 15 min.

CAST
Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites

DIRECTOR
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

More Information ► 2D 12:50PM3:50PM6:50PM9:45PM 3D 12:20PM3:20PM6:20PM9:15PM

Trailer ▶

Baywatch (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 59 min.

CAST
Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach

DIRECTOR
Seth Gordon

More Information ► 2D 12:30PM1:00PM3:30PM4:00PM6:30PM7:00PM9:20PM9:50PM

Trailer ▶

Alien: Covenant (R)

SciFi/Fantasy
2 hr. 3 min.

CAST
Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

DIRECTOR
Ridley Scott

More Information ► 2D 12:40PM3:40PM6:40PM9:30PM

Trailer ▶

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG)

Comedy
1 hr. 30 min.

CAST
Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott

DIRECTOR
David Bowers

More Information ► 2D 12:10PM2:30PM4:45PM7:00PM9:20PM

Trailer ▶

Everything, Everything (PG-13)

Drama
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Nick Robinson, Amandla Stenberg

DIRECTOR
Stella Meghie

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM2:25PM4:50PM7:15PM9:40PM

Trailer ▶

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 6 min.

CAST
Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen

DIRECTOR
Guy Ritchie

More Information ► 2D 12:20PM3:20PM6:20PM9:20PM

Trailer ▶

Snatched (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 31 min.

CAST
Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz

DIRECTOR
Jonathan Levine

More Information ► 2D 12:15PM2:40PM5:00PM7:20PM9:50PM

Trailer ▶

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 17 min.

CAST
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

DIRECTOR
James Gunn

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM3:05PM6:10PM9:15PM

Trailer ▶

The Circle (PG-13)

Drama
1 hr. 50 min.

CAST
Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, John Boyega, Ellar Coltrane

DIRECTOR
James Ponsoldt

More Information ► 2D 12:45PM3:55PM6:55PM9:40PM

Thu: 12:45, 3:55, 9:50



Trailer ▶

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 16 min.

CAST
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez

DIRECTOR
F. Gary Gray

More Information ►

Fri & Sat: 12:15, 3:25, 6:25, 9:30

Sun: 12:15, 9:45

Mon & Tue: 12:15, 3:25, 6:25, 9:30

Wed: 12:15, 9:45

Thu: 12:15, 3:25, 9:45



Trailer ▶

The Lost City of Z (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 20 min.

CAST
Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson

DIRECTOR
James Gray

More Information ► 2D 11:45AM2:50PM6:00PM9:05PM

Trailer ▶

Going in Style (PG-13)

Comedy
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret

DIRECTOR
Zach Braff

More Information ► 2D 11:55AM2:20PM4:40PM7:10PM9:35PM

Trailer ▶

The Zookeeper's Wife (PG-13)

Drama
2 hr. 4 min.

CAST
Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl, Michael McElhatton

DIRECTOR
Niki Caro

More Information ► 2D 12:05PM3:15PM6:30PM9:25PM



Trailer ▶

Beauty and the Beast (PG)

SciFi/Fantasy
2 hr. 19 min.

CAST
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson

DIRECTOR
Bill Condon

More Information ► 2D 11:50AM3:10PM6:05PM9:00PM




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FLASHBACK SERIES:

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Flashback: Sun/Wed May 28 and May 31   , E.T. The Extra Terrestrial ,   3:30 & 7 p.m.

STARTS FRIDAY MAY 26


Trailer ▶

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 15 min.

CAST
Johnny Depp, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites

DIRECTOR
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

More Information ► 2D 12:50PM3:50PM6:50PM9:45PM 3D 12:20PM3:20PM6:20PM9:15PM

Trailer ▶

Baywatch (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 59 min.

CAST
Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Kelly Rohrbach

DIRECTOR
Seth Gordon

More Information ► 2D 12:30PM1:00PM3:30PM4:00PM6:30PM7:00PM9:20PM9:50PM

Trailer ▶

Alien: Covenant (R)

SciFi/Fantasy
2 hr. 3 min.

CAST
Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride

DIRECTOR
Ridley Scott

More Information ► 2D 12:40PM3:40PM6:40PM9:30PM

Trailer ▶

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (PG)

Comedy
1 hr. 30 min.

CAST
Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott

DIRECTOR
David Bowers

More Information ► 2D 12:10PM2:30PM4:45PM7:00PM9:20PM

Trailer ▶

Everything, Everything (PG-13)

Drama
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Ana de la Reguera, Taylor Hickson, Nick Robinson, Amandla Stenberg

DIRECTOR
Stella Meghie

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM2:25PM4:50PM7:15PM9:40PM

Trailer ▶

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 6 min.

CAST
Charlie Hunnam, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen

DIRECTOR
Guy Ritchie

More Information ► 2D 12:20PM3:20PM6:20PM9:20PM

Trailer ▶

Snatched (R)

Comedy
1 hr. 31 min.

CAST
Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn, Joan Cusack, Ike Barinholtz

DIRECTOR
Jonathan Levine

More Information ► 2D 12:15PM2:40PM5:00PM7:20PM9:50PM

Trailer ▶

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 17 min.

CAST
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

DIRECTOR
James Gunn

More Information ► 2D 12:00PM3:05PM6:10PM9:15PM

Thu: 12:00, 3:05, 9:30


Trailer ▶

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13)

Action/Adventure
2 hr. 16 min.

CAST
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez

DIRECTOR
F. Gary Gray

More Information ► 2D 6:25PM9:30PM THURS only @ 9:30 p.m.

Trailer ▶

Going in Style (PG-13)

Comedy
1 hr. 36 min.

CAST
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Ann-Margret

DIRECTOR
Zach Braff

More Information ►

Fri & Sat: 11:55 AM, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40

Sun: 11:55 AM, 9:40

Mon & Tue: 11:55 AM, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40

Wed: 11:55 AM, 9:40

Thu: 11:55 AM, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10, 9:40




Trailer ▶

The Boss Baby (PG)

Animation
1 hr. 37 min.

CAST
Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow

DIRECTOR
Tom McGrath

More Information ► 2D 1:00PM4:00PM



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