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Alien: Covenant (2017)

Alien: Covenant
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $59,922,181Details
International Box Office $101,000,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $160,922,181
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Synopsis

Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world—whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 1201-1300) 1,282 $59,922,181
All Time International Box Office (Rank 701-800) 790 $101,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 801-900) 899 $160,922,181
All Time Domestic Box Office for R Movies (Rank 301-400) 364 $59,922,181
All Time International Box Office for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 171 $101,000,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for R Movies (Rank 201-300) 214 $160,922,181

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: May 19th, 2017 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
International Releases: May 4th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
May 12th, 2017 (Wide) (Australia)
May 12th, 2017 (Wide) (Brazil)
May 12th, 2017 (Wide) (France)
May 12th, 2017 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
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MPAA Rating: R for sci-fi violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality/nudity.
(Rating bulletin 2473 (Cert #50665), 4/27/2017)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Franchise: Alien
Comparisons: vs. Prometheus
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Keywords: Alien Encounters, Outer Space, Robot, Archaeology, Trapped, Inbetwequel, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Humans as Aliens, Space Colonization, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Horror
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: 20th Century Fox, Scott Free Films, TSG Entertainment, Brandywine
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $50m 473 $53,722,181 May 26, 2017 9
Top 20th Century Fox Weekend Domestic 68 $36,160,621 May 19, 2017 3
Top Horror Weekend Domestic 15 $36,160,621 May 19, 2017 3
Top R Weekend Domestic 63 $36,160,621 May 19, 2017 3
Top Science Fiction Weekend Domestic 93 $36,160,621 May 19, 2017 3
Top Horror Day Domestic 19 $15,301,274 May 19, 2017 1

Cast

   Walter and David
   Daniels
Billy Crudup    Captain
Danny McBride    Tennessee
Demián Bichir    Sergeant Lope
Carmen Ejogo    Karine
Smollett    Ricks
Callie Hernandez    Upworth
Amy Seimetz    Faris
Nathaniel Dean    Sergeant Hallett
Alexander England    Ankor
Benjamin Rigby    Ledward
Uli Latukefu    Cole
Tess Haubrich    Rosenthal
Charlize Theron    Vickers
Noomi Rapace    Elizabeth Shaw
Kate Dickie    Ford
Rafe Spall    Milburn
Logan Marshall-Green    Holloway
Idris Elba    Janek
Sean Harris    Fifield
Benedict Wong    Ravel
Emun Elliott    Chance
Guy Pearce    Peter Weyland
James Franco    Branson
Goran D. Kleut    Neomorph/Xenomorph
Matt Scaletti    Covenant Crew Member

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    John Logan
Story by    Jack Paglen
Story by    Michael Green
Producer    Ridley Scott
Producer    Mark Huffam
Producer    Michael Schaefer
Producer    David Giler
Producer    Walter Hill
Editor    Pietro Scalia
Composer    Jed Kurzel
Director of Photography    Dariusz Wolski
Production Designer    Chris Seagers
Special Effects Supervisor    Neil Corbould
Visual Effects Supervisor    Charley Henley
Prosthetics Supervisor    Conor O'Sullivan
Costume Designer    Janty Yates

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/19 1 $36,160,621   3,761 $9,615   $36,160,621 3
2017/05/26 4 $10,525,000 -71% 3,772 $2,790   $57,347,181 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/19 1 $15,301,274   3,761 $4,068   $15,301,274 1
2017/05/20 2 $12,001,611 -22% 3,761 $3,191   $27,302,885 2
2017/05/21 2 $8,857,736 -26% 3,761 $2,355   $36,160,621 3
2017/05/22 2 $3,323,184 -62% 3,761 $884   $39,483,805 4
2017/05/23 2 $3,384,529 +2% 3,761 $900   $42,868,334 5
2017/05/24 2 $2,173,358 -36% 3,761 $578   $45,041,692 6
2017/05/25 3 $1,780,489 -18% 3,761 $473   $46,822,181 7
2017/05/26 4 $3,000,000 +68% 3,772 $795   $49,822,181 8
2017/05/27 - $3,900,000 +30% 3,772 $1,034   $53,722,181 9
2017/05/28 - $3,625,000 -7% 3,772 $961   $57,347,181 10
2017/05/29 - $2,575,000 -29% 3,772 $683   $59,922,181 11

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/05/19 1 $46,822,181   3,761 $12,449   $46,822,181 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 5/12/2017 $2,951,928 310 316 904 $6,298,725 5/29/2017
Brazil 5/12/2017 $1,600,000 0 0 0 $1,600,000 5/15/2017
Bulgaria 5/18/2017 $78,581 0 0 0 $168,108 5/30/2017
Czech Republic 5/19/2017 $356,694 152 152 152 $386,859 5/26/2017
France 5/12/2017 $4,500,000 0 0 0 $6,800,000 5/23/2017
Germany 5/19/2017 $2,200,000 0 0 0 $2,200,000 5/23/2017
Hong Kong 5/12/2017 $1,800,000 0 0 0 $2,900,000 5/23/2017
Italy 5/12/2017 $1,238,427 0 0 0 $2,247,995 5/25/2017
Lithuania 5/12/2017 $36,642 137 137 240 $70,813 5/26/2017
Mexico 5/12/2017 $2,404,072 0 0 0 $4,672,877 5/25/2017
Netherlands 5/18/2017 $523,234 106 106 106 $523,234 5/24/2017
New Zealand 5/12/2017 $353,511 71 81 228 $753,570 5/29/2017
Portugal 5/19/2017 $17,979 2 71 73 $242,782 5/25/2017
Russia (CIS) 5/19/2017 $4,513,646 1241 1241 1241 $4,513,646 5/25/2017
Slovakia 5/19/2017 $167,882 79 79 79 $186,476 5/26/2017
South Korea 5/4/2017 $0 0 836 1530 $9,498,697 5/29/2017
Spain 5/12/2017 $1,708,071 603 603 1076 $3,112,376 5/26/2017
Sweden 5/19/2017 $837,000 0 0 0 $837,000 5/23/2017
Taiwan 5/12/2017 $1,600,000 0 0 0 $2,300,000 5/23/2017
Turkey 5/12/2017 $198,601 344 344 344 $198,601 5/18/2017
United Kingdom 5/12/2017 $6,669,927 626 631 1257 $13,022,315 5/24/2017
 
Rest of World $38,465,926
 
International Total$101,000,000 5/30/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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