In 2012, Prometheus became the highest grossing Alien movie (not adjusted for inflation). Weirdly enough, it wasn’t really an Alien movie at all.
But the numbers make sense, given the film was Ridley Scott’s return to the beloved franchise that he created. Alien: Covenant, releasing this Friday, is Scott’s return to a real Alien film. Will it take number one this weekend? Do I like to use leading questions as a means of getting people on my homepage to click through to the full article?
Yes. The answer…the answer’s yes.
Box Office Predictions: Weekend of 4/19
- Alien: Covenant – $55 million
- Guardians of the Galaxy – $42 million
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $18 million
- Snatched – $9 million
- Everything, Everything – $9 million
Two other films open this weekend as counter-programming to the much-anticipated Alien: Covenant: Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and Warner Bros. Everything, Everything. While neither are headed to substantial openings, both should land somewhere in the top five.
With tepid reviews, Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword will slip down. But Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will continue to flourish as Marvel films are wont to do. On the back ends of their successful first runs, The Fate of the Furious, Boss Baby, and Beauty and the Beast will round out the top ten.
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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)