You ever get the feeling no one cares any more?

It was a rather disappointing weekend for film, wasn’t it? May started strong with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Alien: Covenant, but everything has sort of fallen through after the release of Baywatch, and Pirates 5.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth instalment of the franchise, only made $76.6 million, which is the second lowest point the franchise has sunk to, since the first film in 2003. The biggest opening would have been Dead Man’s Chest which grossed $135 million in its first weekend. The first film, The Curse of the Black Pearl made $46 million.

The most recent Pirates movie was in 2011, which just starred Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush, reprising their roles as Captain Jack and Barbossa respectively. It was an okay film at best, however its earnings this weekend may just signpost that… nobody really cares any more.

Many reviewers and sites have made the same conclusion: maybe the franchise just needs to end. It was fun at one point, when it was just about pirates being pirates. Jack Sparrow being a lovable ruffian, who gets his frenemies into scrapes.

Oh well.

Least it didn’t bomb as hard as Baywatch.

oh dear

Oh dear.