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“Alien: Covenant” Edges “Guardians Of The Galaxy” For #1 At US Weekend Box Office

The new “Alien” narrowly tops “Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2” for #1. “Everything, Everything” debuts at #3.

Alien Covenant | 20th Century Fox

Based on studio estimates, “Alien: Covenant” takes first place in a tight US weekend box office race.

Estimates have the new release earning $36.0 million this weekend. The count narrowly tops the $35.1 million earned by “Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2,” which had spent the past two weekend at #1.

While it was not enough for #1 (barring an adjustment in the final report), the $35.1 million does bring the “Guardians Of The Galaxy, Vol. 2” cumulative total past $300 million. The film’s total now stands at $301.8 million.

Newcomer “Everything, Everything” debuts at #3 on the US weekend chart. It earned $12.0 million.

“Snatched” falls two spots to #4 with $7.6 million (cume now $32.8 million), while “Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” debuts at #5 with $7.2 million.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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