Alien: Covenant Tops Weekend Box Office..Barely


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Fox's revisit of the classic sci-fi franchise, finally managed to dislodge Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this weekend, earning an estimated $66.3M worldwide, according to figures compiled by comScore.

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is the second in a 'prequel series' and features Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup and Michael Fasbender battling, unsurprisingly, alien monsters in a bid for survival.

While Alien: Covenant did take the top spot, the executive suite at 20th Century Fox can't be thrilled by the weekend's box office take. The film, which had a $97 million production budget, opened to just $36 million domestically. That's lower than the first film in the rebooted franchise, 2012's Prometheus.

After slipping from the top, Guardians still performed well over the weekend, adding $63.1M to its cumulative take worldwide, while Warner Bros. rom-com Everything, Everything landed at #3 domestically, earning $12.0M in revenue for the studio.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 21, are below.

1. Alien: Covenant – 20th Century Fox – $66.3M
2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $63.1M
3. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Warner Bros. – $34.5M
4. Dangal – China Film Co. – $32.6M
5. Get Out – Universal – $13.8M
6. Life – Sony – $13.2M
7. Everything, Everything – Warner Bros. – $12.0M
8. Snatched – 20th Century Fox – $10.9M
9. Fate Of The Furious, The – Universal – $10.4M
10. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $7.9M
11. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $7.6M
12. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – 20th Century Fox – $7.2M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, May 21, are below.

1. Alien: Covenant – 20th Century Fox – $36.0M
2. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Disney – $35.1M
3. Everything, Everything – Warner Bros. – $12.0M
4. Snatched – 20th Century Fox – $7.6M
5. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – 20th Century Fox – $7.2M
6. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword – Warner Bros. – $6.8M
7. Fate Of The Furious, The – Universal – $3.2M
8. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $2.8M
9. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $2.4M
10. How To Be A Latin Lover – Lionsgate – $2.2M
11. Lowriders – OTL Releasing – $1.2M
12. Gifted – Fox Searchlight – $0.8M

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