#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.
#BOXOFFICE: “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2” RULES THE PLANET
Besting its predecessor, Marvel’s GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 follows in the leading footsteps of the franchise’s 2014 debut with a $145 million opening from 4,347 theatres across North America. The previous Film opened with $94.3 million. Rotten Tomatoes rates it at 84% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A CinemaScore.
In second is three-week champion THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS with $9.3 million for Universal Pictures, just surpassing $200 million domestically this week.
THE BOSS BABY is in third with $5.9 million for 20th Century Fox, a six week total of $156 million.
HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, which has yet to open in Canada, lands in fourth with $4.8 million in its second week out. It stars Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe and Kristen Bell and has made a total $20.2 million thus far for Lionsgate Films.
THE CIRCLE is in sixth with $3.5 million for STX Entertainment, a two week total of $15.2 million.
BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION earns $4.2 million for Great India Films, good enough for seventh in its second week.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE with $1.7 million. It has grossed $40 million over five weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “F8” HOLDS ON A THIRD WEEK
Despite a tepid weekend at the Box Office, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS still is going strong to hold on a third week at number one with $18.5 million for Universal Pictures, from 4,077 theatres. In its domestic run it has grossed $191.8 million.
In second is HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER with $11.3 million from 1,118 theatres for Lionsgate Films. It gets 51% on the Tomatometer.
Debuting in third is THE CIRCLE starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, which despite some major star power could only muster $9.1 million from 3,163 theatres. It gets 17% on the Tomatometer and a D+ CinemaScore for Elevation Pictures/STX Entertainment.
BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION debuts in fourth with $8.6 million from 405 theatres only.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is in seventh in its seventh week out for Disney, with $6.3 million, bringing its domestic tally to an outstanding $480 million.
Disney’s BORN IN CHINA rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.3 million from 1,508 theatres, a two-week tally of $8.7 million.