Memorial Day Weekend Sees Trend in Lackluster Films

Brian Zavala, Writer

Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off the release of the summer blockbuster film and this weekend is no exception. “Baywatch” and “Pirates of The Caribbean 5” face off for the top spot at the box office this weekend but they’re both getting terrible reviews.

Paramount’s “Baywatch”, which stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, currently has a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes while Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tale” currently holds a 30%. To qualify as a good film, movies have to rate at a 60% or higher.

This might seem like an unfortunate coincidence that two big films released on the same weekend could both be bad. Audiences might give “Guardians of the Galaxy 2” another shot for number one, but “Baywatch” already has a leg up over the competition with its $1.25 million earned from its Wednesday night opening.

However, it seems like movies released on…

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