#BOXOFFICE: “ALIEN: COVENANT” INVADES AT #1
ALIEN: COVENANT makes it a winning weekend for 20th Century Fox with an authoritative $40 million opening from 3,761 theatres. The latest in the Aliens franchise from Sir Ridley Scott, gets a 73% on the Tomatometer and an B CinemaScore. By comparison, Prometheus, the previous Film in the franchise, opened in 2012 with $51 million.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 makes it a close match after two weeks atop the Box Office, with $35 million for Marvel/Disney this weekend from 4,347 theatres. Thus far it has just surpassed $300 million over three weeks in North America.
In third in its debut is EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, adapted from Nicola Yoon‘s Young Adult Novel of the same name. It earns $12 million for Warner Bros. from 2,801 theatres and gets a 42% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
SNATCHED lands in fourth with $8.6 million in its second week out for 20th Century Fox. It has earned $32 million thus far domestically.
Opening in fifth is another release from 20th Century Fox, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: A WIMP WILL RISE with $7 million from 3,157 theatres. The second installment in the franchise in 2011 set an all-time best opening of $23 million for the series. Critics gave it a 19% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.1 million for Lionsgate Films. It is on the cusp of the $30-million-mark.