Alien Lands With Audiences

'Covenant' edges out 'Guardians'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 21, 2017 12:18 PM CDT
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Katherine Waterston in a scene from "Alien: Covenant."    (Mark Rogers)
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(Newser) Alien: Covenant is just barely edging out Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 in the weekend box-office space battle, reports the AP. Studio estimates Sunday show Ridley Scott's latest Alien exploit opened with $36 million in ticket sales. Guardians collected just over $35 million in its third week of release. The teen romance Everything, Everything debuted in third place with $12 million. Another new release, the PG-rated Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, claimed fifth place with $7.2 million. Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn's R-rated comedy Snatched finished fourth in its second week in theaters with $7.6 million. (Read more box office stories.)

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