Tuesday, May 23, 2017

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: 'Alien: Covenant' Inches Past 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' To Take The Top Spot

Welcome to WEEKEND ROUNDUP, where we discuss this weekends box office results.  The TOP 3 films for the weekend of May 19-21 were Alien: Covenant, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Everything, Everything.

Let's take a look at this week's box office results:


The biggest stand out this week wasn't one particular movie, but the entire weekend box office as a whole, as the Top 5 films combined failed to even break $100 million domestically.  But with some big releases on the horizon, be prepared for some huge weekends to come this Summer.



The sequel to Prometheus and the latest installment of the hugely popular Alien franchise, Alien: Covenant, has finally hit theaters, and although it didn't do quite as well as hoped, it did still manage to take the top spot this week with $36.1 million.  But don't fret, as it also pulled in a foreign gross of $81.7 million for a worldwide total of $117.8 million on a $97 million production budget.  This definitely bodes well for Ridley Scott's planned follow-ups.


In its third week at bat, the latest Marvel Studios film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, slipped down one spot to become #2 this week, bringing in $34.6 million, dropping only 46.9%.  This brings the film's total domestic gross up to a very impressive $301.3  million, with a worldwide total of $732.8 million on a $200 million production budget.  Does it have the pull to make it into the Billion Dollar Club?  I guess we'll have to wait and see.


The new indie film from WB and MGM, Everything, Everything surprised everyone this week, outperforming industry expectations, by bringing in $11.7 million on a small production budget of just $10 million.  Though, unfortunately, critics haven't responded well to it, so don't expect it to make a huge amount at the box office.


#1 - Alien: Covenant - $36,160,621

#2 - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 - $34,653,754

#3 - Everything, Everything - $11,727,390

#4 - Snatched - $7,832,517

#5 - King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - $7,152,269

#6 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul - $7,126,084

#7 - The Fate of the Furious - $3,234,040

#8 - The Boss Baby - $2,848,253

#9 - Beauty and the Beast (2017) - $2,545,579

#10 - How To Be A Latin Lover - $2,051,180

Join us next week for another edition of WEEKEND ROUNDUP!  Which movies will be on top?  Which movies will under perform?  Check us out right here for the scoop!

Opening this Friday (5/26):

~ Baywatch 
~ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

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