Though it came down to the wire, Disney/Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” has finally been dethroned.
“Alien: Covenant,” 20th Century Fox’s latest teaming with director Ridley Scott on his legendary franchise that he started back in 1979, won the weekend with an estimated $36 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.
That just edged out “Guardians 2,” which after two consecutive weekends at number one, came in second with $35 million.
At one point this weekend, it looked like “Guardians” might upset the “Prometheus” sequel as on Saturday “Guardians” sales spiked 74% from its Friday take of $8.8 million, while “Covenant” slipped 21% following its $15.28 million Friday (including $4.2 million from Thursday night previews). But Sunday estimates has the latest “Alien” movie topping the Marvel heroes.