Alien: Covenant is coming to theaters in two weeks, expected to open at more than 3400 theater. Early Box Office predictions expect the movie to gross $37 Million on the opening weekend with an estimated domestic total of $97 Million.
Alien: Covenant will open alongside Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul ($6 Million) and Everything, Everything ($11 Million) and expected to top the box office chart.
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Here is the critics’ thoughts:
The Hollywood Reporter – Todd McCarthy.
The drama flows gorgeously and, unlike in many other franchises in which entries keep getting longer every time out, this one is served up without an ounce of fat. It provides all the tension and action the mainstream audience could want, along with a good deal more.
Entertainment Weekly – Kevin P. Sullivan.
Gross-outs and gotchas are fun, but they wouldn’t amount to much if Covenant wasn’t so thoroughly well-crafted.
New York Daily News – Edward Douglas.
Further proving his mastery of creating tension and thrills, Scott has effectively created a satisfying hybrid of “Alien,” “Prometheus” and even James Cameron’s “Aliens.”
Indiewire – Eric Kohn.
Just as this series focuses on survival instincts, it seems that Scott has found a way to exercise his own, keeping the “Alien” series relevant by resurrecting the same old scares.
TheWrap – Alonso Duralde.
On a gutbucket genre-film level, Alien Covenant delivers when it delivers. As with so many of its monster-movie peers, however, there’s just not much to it when the creature isn’t preening for its close-up.
The Guardian – Peter Bradshaw.
The film is very capably made, with forceful, potent performances from Waterston and Fassbender. That franchise title is, however, looking increasingly wrong. It is a bit familiar.
Variety – Peter Debruge.
As acts of creation go, Scott has made an “Alien” movie for that segment of the audience that has always rooted for the monster.
Village Voice – Bilge Ebiri.
If in the end it doesn’t quite work — if its many fascinating pieces and ideas and odds and ends don’t ever cohere into a whole — lament not what might have been. Instead, be grateful that Ridley Scott has lost none of his ability to provoke, captivate and infuriate.
Time Out London – Cath Clarke.
Really, this is David/Walter’s show. For reasons too spoilery to give away, Fassbender is electric, giving a spectacularly skin-crawling performance.
We Got This Covered – Matt Donato.
Scott’s latest is a thrill-ride that blasts through celestial carnage, while building a bigger Alien world that might not be 100% necessary. Out of all the films in the franchise, Alien: Covenant has the least stand-alone potential – but dammit if it’s not a wild, warp-speed-killing-machine adventure.
Screen International – Fionnuala Halligan.
It’s a long, flat, no-frills journey which struggles to engage despite its many bloody shocks.
The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.
- Director: Ridley Scott.
Demian Bichir .
- Runtime: 122min.
- MPAA Rating: R.
- Genres: Action, Horror, Science Fiction.
- Release date: May 19, 2017.