Box Office: May 19-21, 2017
Alien: Covenant was Number One at the box office over the weekend with $36 Million. Alien: Covenant barely beat Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in its third week of release. I predicted in my last edition of Now In-Theater that Alien: Covenant would open in second place and that perdition was off by less than a million dollars. Opening in first place was a technical win for the producers of Alien: Covenant. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was Second with $35 Million for $301.7 Million so far. World-wide, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has made $732.5 Million.
Everything, Everything premiered in Third Place this weekend with $12 Million. Snatched was Fourth with $7.6 Million. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul premiered in Fifth Place with $7.2 Million. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Fate of the Furious, The Boss Baby, Beauty and the Beast, How to be a Latin Lover rounded out the Top Ten respectively.
Alien: Covenant is a 2017 American science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by John Logan and Dante Harper, with a story by Michael Green and Jack Paglen. The film is a sequel to the 2012 film Prometheus, the second installment in the Alien prequel series, and the sixth installment overall in the Alien film series, as well as the third directed by Scott. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo and Demián Bichir, and follows the crew of a ship who land on an uncharted planet and make a terrifying discovery.
Everything, Everything is a 2017 American romantic drama film directed by Stella Meghie and written by J. Mills Goodloe, based on the eponymous 2015 young-adult novel by Nicola Yoon. The film stars Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, and was released on May 19, 2017, by Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is a 2017 American family road comedy film based on the book of the same name by Jeff Kinney. Directed by David Bowers, is the fourth installment in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series.
This week sees the release of: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Baywatch, and Drone. With this week’s release of the first two aforementioned films, Alien: Covenant will be third next weekend, if not fourth behind Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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