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The Bottom Line: May 19, 2017: No One Can Hear You Scream

Xenomorph Alien: Covenant

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.

The Bottom Line

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 TalesBaywatch (May 26th)

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Michael Smith

Mike Smith is an avid filmgoer from New York who loves to hear his own voice - luckily his work as a podcaster on FilmBook allows him to do just that. Mike graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a degree in communications, and is ready to dole out critical analysis of all your pop culture fixations. Mike is the host of FilmBookCast and can frequently be seen at his local movie theater, patiently explaining to his friends that Superman Returns is a misunderstood masterpiece.

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