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.
For a second week straight, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 takes the top spot at the Box Office with a stellar $61.9 million for Disney from 4,347 theatres. Over two weeks, it has grossed $245 million in North America.
In second this weekend is Mother’s Day-targeted release SNATCHED starring a long-absent Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer. It earns $16.5 million from 3,501 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets 36% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a B CinemaScore.
Debuting in third is KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD with $14.3 million from 3,702 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets a 27% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
In its fifth week out THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS slips to fourth with $5.4 million for Universal Pictures. Over five weeks it has earned $215 million.
LOWRIDERS opens in eighth with $2.7 million from 295 theatres for Telemundo Films. It gets 57% on the Tomatometer and stars Melissa Benoist, Demián Bichir and Eva Longoria.
BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.4 million for Great India Films.
20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to take Readers in Toronto to see SNATCHED starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn! The screening takes place Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Varsity Cinemas.
When Emily (Amy Schumer) gets dumped by her boyfriend (Randall Park) right before they’re planning to take a trip to South America, she decides to go with her overly cautious mother (Goldie Hawn) instead. Things start out rocky as it’s clear the two are very opposite in their approaches and end up bumping heads instead of bumping margarita glasses.
Things only get worse as the two find themselves embroiled in a dangerous kidnapping scheme. But mother and daughter must band together, forget their differences, and (hilariously) make it out of paradise alive.