Box Office: 'Alien: Covenant' Edges Out 'Guardians 2' With $36M, 'Wimpy Kid' Won't Last The Long Haul

1. Alien: Covenant (review) - $36M
Ridley Scott's Alien prequel/Prometheus sequel Alien: Covenant edged out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's third weekend with $36M.  That's lower than the $51M Prometheus opened with in 2012, but to be fair that was treated as a huge event movie as it was the first official film in the franchise canon since Alien: Resurrection in 1997. It's still a decent number, and with the additional $81M overseas the $97M production budget is toast.
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2- $35M/$301.7M
3. Everything, Everything (review)- $12M
The latest in the teen illness genre didn't fair anywhere near the level of The Fault in Our Stars' $48M debut, but is closer to 2014's If I Stay, and better than the recent Before I Fall, which only opened with $4M. Everything, Everything stars The Hunger Games' Amandla Stenberg and Jurassic World's Nick Robinson in the story of a girl with severe immunodeficiency syndrome who risks all to be with the guy she loves. Awwww schucks. The film has actually received decent reviews and may have decent legs as a case of counterprogramming against the summer blockbusters.
4. Snatched- $7.6M/$32.7M
The Goldie Hawn/Amy Schumer comedy Snatched didn't snatch up much of anything in week two, dropping 61% and earning $7.6M.  It didn't exactly cost a fortune but with limited overseas prospects it still may struggle to break even.
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (review)- $7.2M
If it ain't broke, don't fix it is the lesson 20th Century Fox should take from this one. The fourth in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid adaptations, subtitled The Long Haul, brought in an entirely new cast (arguably much starrier with Alicia Silverstone) and the results were a paltry $7.2M. For context, the first two movies opened with 3X that number, and the third movie, Dog Days, with double. Now these were never huge grossers but they all previously ended with $70M+ worldwide overall. This one will be lucky to get a fourth of that.
6. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword- $6.8M/$27.2M
Oof. This Roundtable has a serious crack in it. Guy Ritchie's $175M King Arthur: Legend of the Sword plummeted 55% which wouldn't be so bad if the opening weekend was better. But it wasn't. And with only $93M worldwide this is looking like one of the year's biggest flops. A shame because it's actually pretty fun.
7. The Fate of the Furious- $3.1M/$219.8M
8. The Boss Baby- $2.8M/$166.1M
I can't believe this is still here and doing reasonably well.
9. Beauty and the Beast- $2.4M/$497.7M
10. How to be a Latin Lover- $2.2M/$29.4M