The Bottom Line: May 19th, 2017
Quick Takes – Ridley Scott returns to the Alien franchise once more this weekend with Alien: Covenant. Find out how it will do in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!
Box Office Top Five
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 remained in first place with $65.3 million, while Snatched opened at number two with $19.6 million. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword landed in third with $15.4 million, while The Fate of the Furious dropped to fourth with $5.5 million. Beauty and the Beast rounded out the top five with $4.9 million.
Here is a look at a few films that are opening on May 19th.
Alien: Covenant (R) 120 mins.
Ridley Scott returns to the Alien series once again with the latest installment, Alien: Covenant. The last film, Prometheus, sharply divided fans and critics, and it looks the reaction is a little more positive this time. With the promise of more alien action and stronger word-of-mouth, Alien: Covenant should do some solid business at the box office. Since Guardians is in its third week, I’ll say that Alien takes the top spot, with the A-Holes coming in right behind it at number two.
Alien: Covenant will take number one, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will fall to second place. Snatched will fall to third place, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul will open in fourth. The Fate of the Furious will round out the top five.
Movies To Look Forward To:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baywatch (May 26th)