How Alien: Covenant Connects to Prometheus and the Original Alien

How Alien: Covenant Connects to Prometheus and the Original Alien

How Alien: Covenant Connects to Prometheus and the Original Alien

Alien: Covenant debuted at number 1, beating Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 for the top spot this week.

Now, we have an answer. Below are some fast facts about the cast of Alien: Covenant, along with everything else you need to know about Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel starring Michael Fassbender. Off only 46%, Guardians V2 has pocketed $302 million so far. That also puts it withing striking distance of the original Guardians of the Galaxy's $3.33 million lifetime total in less than a month since opening.

Alien: Covenant isn't a flawless film, but it stomps all over the series' third and fourth entries, and beats out Prometheus into the number three spot by offering us more of what was great about that instalment, while bringing back some of the franchise's greatest hits. It holds a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is in line with 2012's "Prometheus". Aronson, praising the "efficient and proficient" Scott, pointed out that "Alien: Covenant" was made for 27 percent less than "Prometheus". A final domestic haul north of $370 million is a possibility.

Fox's president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson chalked the lower totals compared with "Prometheus" to the "normal course of business". When films like the original Alien were released, a lot of it depended on word of mouth, maybe a few positive reviews, and perhaps a teaser or two.

"Alien: Covenant" is an ambitious movie and it earns points for pushing the envelope.

Two of those are wide-release genre films: the family comedy sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul" and the teen weepie romance "Everything Everything".

In its second weekend, Fox's Snatched fell a steep 61% on 3,511 screens.

By sending the story into this detour, Scott makes a noble effort to bring the different elements of the Alien franchise together but, take a step back, and "Covenant" is still following a predictable formula.

That's a better showing than Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow's King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword, the first major bomb of summer 2017.

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Amy Schumer's Snatched places fourth on the weekend, earning $7.6 million, a 61% decline from its opening weekend. "Guardians", from Walt Disney Co.'s Marvel division, returned with $35.1 million to place a close second.

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