'Pirates of the Caribbean' sequel sails to top of box office

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel sailed to the top of the North American box office during the four-day Memorial Day weekend. PHOTO/FILE

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  • The Fox film, starring Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Billy Crudup in the tale of a spaceship landing on a planet that seems idyllic — until aliens attack — netted $13.4 million.
  • In fifth was "Everything, Everything," a romantic drama from Warner Bros., at $7.7 million. The film tells the story of a young woman (Amandla Stenberg) who is told she must spend her life indoors in a sterile environment due to a genetic disorder, but later learns she may have been deceived.

Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" sequel sailed to the top of the North American box office during the four-day Memorial Day weekend, raking in nearly $78.5 million, industry figures showed Tuesday.

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