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‘Alien: Covenant’ looking to face hug the top of the box office

It’s a battle of the planets this week, as two interstellar movies vie for the top spot at the box office. Which will deliver the goods? Here’s our prediction:

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Alien: Covenant in the sequel to Ridley Scott’s divisive Prometheus, which was a return to the Alien galaxy, but one which didn’t deliver to fans the xenomorph that they’d be hoping for. Scott is aiming to fix that perceived error, and this latest film is reportedly a serious return to the horrors of the original Alien, released back in 1979. Reviews are relatively positive for Alien: Covenant, but it still has to deal with the onslaught of Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. On that note, look for Alien: Covenant to burst into the top spot at the box office with $37 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 is going to be knipping at the heels of the top spot, and things are going to be extremely close. Look for GOTG:V2 to grab second place with $36 million, but there’s an excellent chance it will bring in a slightly higher number to put it over the top.

Another new release, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul will be the family choice for the weekend, and will arrive in third place with $11 million. Snatched will fall to fourth place with $9 million, while King Arthur will close things out in fifth place with $7.5 million.

So, to recap, here are predictions:

1) Alien: Covenant – $37 million
2) Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2 – $36 million
3) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul – $11 million
4) Snatched – $9 million
5) King Arthur – $7.5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on May 19, 2017, in Aliens, Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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