Monday Morning Box Office Report: Alien: Covenant Barely Beats Guardians Vol. 2

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Well it wasn’t exactly the hit that Fox was hoping for, but Alien: Covenant did top the box office over the weekend, just narrowly knocking Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 out of first place with $36 million. That’s $15 million less than what Prometheus made back in 2012 without directly using the Alien name, although Alien: Covenant also cost $30 million less to make. While clearly a disappointment, it’s still too early to tell if this will have any impact on Ridley Scott’s plans for several more Alien sequels. In second place, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 earned another $35.1 million and crossed $300 million domestic while Everything, Everything debuted in third with $12 million. Snatched fell to fourth and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul opened in fifth with $7.2 million. Next weekend things are going to get a lot more crowded with Pirates of the Caribbean and Baywatch entering the picture.

1. Alien: Covenant — $36M
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 — $35.1M
3. Everything, Everything — $12M
4. Snatched — $7.6M
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul — $7.2M
6. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword — $6.9M
7. The Fate of the Furious — $3.2M
8. The Boss Baby — $2.8M
9. Beauty and the Beast — $2.4M
10. How to Be a Latin Lover — $2.2M

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