“Weekend Box Office Report: May 19-21”

Alien: Covenant $36M 

I’m a bit surprised that Alien only took in $36M. I thought it was going to make about $50-55M. Nonetheless it’s a $100M project, which makes you think that maybe Alien is done. It’ll need a huge overseas take to warrant a sequel. Personally I loved Alien: Covenant. The direction by Ridley Scott was stellar visually as usual. That alone should get you in the door.

Alien: Covenant full review:


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 $35M

As for Guardians this is great news. To come within one million of a Summer tentpole in its first week, shows Marvel’s power at the box office. Guardians is one of those movies you love watching. I was hoping there was another hour after it ended. Performances are stellar, and James Gunn crushed it behind the camera. 

GotG2 full review:


Everything, Everything $12M

When I saw the trailers for this film, it screamed Fault in our Stars. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s only been a couple of years from that massive hit. That’s probably why Everything, Everything didn’t pull in $25-30M. I’m pretty into the book to movie adaptations, up until the trailer dropped I had no idea this book existed. 

Snatched $7.6M

Snatched wasn’t anything special. It wasn’t awful by any means, but you can’t say anything about it that will convince you to see it. Amy Schumer is a helluva performer, but this film wasn’t the vehicle to showcase that in her follow up to Trainwreck. 

Snatched full review:


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $7.2M

This franchise booted the entire original cast, and it didn’t make one bit of difference. You’ll still get that bathroom humor, and nothing worthwhile. 


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