Alien: Covenant has finally arrived in theaters and many fans are eager to learn the untold origins of the iconic Xenomorph’s. Now, Deadline reports that the latest installment of the science fiction franchise earned $4.2 million in Thursday night preview screenings, indicating that the film will have an impressive opening weekend gross.
Having already earned $46 million overseas, Alien: Covenant is projected to earn an estimated $40-45 million domestically and is expected take the number one spot from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
The previous film in the Alien franchise, Prometheus, had an opening weekend gross of $51 million and earned a worldwide total of $403.3 million.
Will you be seeing Alien: Covenant this weekend? How much money do you think the film will earn? Share your thoughts below!
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Katherine Waterston, Michael Fassbender, Danny McBride, Noomi Rapace, Demian Bichir, Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Billy Crudup and Amy Seimetz.
Alien: Covenant is now playing in theaters!
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!