The Top Five: May 21, 2017
This weekend saw the Xenomorph’s make a comeback at the box office at an almost twenty year absence. Ridley Scott was back in the director’s seat for “Alien: Covenant” for this new chapter in the “Alien” universe. “Alien: Covenant” came in the #1 spot this week racking in $36 million which just edged out Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2” which came in #2 with $35.1 million.
The novel turned film, “Everything, Everything” claimed #3 at the box office, bringing in $12 million. The film fulfilled it’s projected weekend gross, which is quite an accomplishment as it held it’s own going against to juggernaut franchises. “Everything, Everything” proves to be a great love story that serves as an alternative from a sci-fi, horror flick and an action comedy, which helped this new film find a niche at the box office.
Rounding out the top five, coming in at #4 is Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn in “Snatched” which brought in $7.6 million in its second week in theaters. Schumer and Hawn prove to be a competent female comedy duo, with a mixture of one liners and physical comedy. Coming in the #5 spot is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” with $7.2 million. This franchise has stayed long passed its welcome and trying to rejuvenate these films with a new cast proves the audience isn’t buying what the studio is selling. Expect this one to have a short stay in theaters.
In Theaters This Week: Baywatch, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales