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Box office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ dethrones ‘Guardians 2’

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES – Ridley Scott’s space horror film “Alien: Covenant” scared reigning box office champ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” out of the No. 1 spot over the weekend – but just barely.

“Alien: Covenant,” a sequel to 2012’s “Prometheus,” opened with $36.2 million, pushing “Guardians 2” to second place with $34.7 million in its third weekend in theaters.

The teenage romance “Everything, Everything,” meanwhile, bowed in third place with $11.7 million. Holdovers “Snatched” and “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” rounded out the top five with $7.8 million and $7.2 million, respectively.

Last week’s take / total take (weeks in release)

1. “Alien: Covenant” $36,160,621 / $36,160,621 (1)

2. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” $34,653,754 / $301,391,228 (3)

3. “Everything, Everything” $11,727,390 / $11,727,390 (1)

4. “Snatched” $7,832,517 / $33,015,117 (2)

5. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” $7,152,269 / $27,503,490 (2)

6. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” $7,126,084 / $7,126,084 (1)

7. “The Fate of the Furious” $3,234,040 / $219,944,340 (6)

8. “The Boss Baby” $2,848,253 / $166,200,803 (8)

9. “Beauty and the Beast” $2,545,579 / $497,924,628 (10)

10. “How to Be a Latin Lover” $2,051,180 $29,309,990 (4)

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