Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

The weekend’s other new offering, DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, placed No. 2 behind Wonder Woman with an estimated $23.5 million from 3,434 theaters, with a modest budget of $38 million.

Based on the popular book series, Captain Underpants tells the tale of two fourth-grade troublemakers (voiced by Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch) who hypnotize their mean principal (Ed Helms) into thinking he’s Captain Underpants, a hero from a comic book. The movie’s characters also include Professor Pippy P. Poopypants (Nick Kroll) and a school snitch named Melvin Sneedly (Jordan Peele).

Captain Underpants is the final DWA title that Fox will distribute before Universal takes over all marketing and distribution duties for DWA movies. (NBCUniversal bought DWA last year.)

Among holdovers, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales tumbled 66 percent in its second weekend domestically — the biggest drop of any film in the franchise — to $21.6 million for a domestic total of $114.6 million. But overseas, Pirates 5 continues to find plenty of treasure, earning another $73.8 million and topping the $500 million mark globally. In addition to Russia, it prevailed over Wonder Woman in Spain and in a number of smaller markets.  In China, the movie’s total has climbed to a mighty $143 million.

Dead Men Tell No Tales placed No. 3 domestically, followed by fellow Disney release Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with roughly $9.7 million for a global tally of $816.6 million.