May 19 Weekend Forecast: 'Alien: Covenant', 'Everything, Everything', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul'

Alien: Covenant aims to snatch first place this weekend as this iconic series continues to terrorize fans and audience members. A strong social media presence, a return to horror roots, and a positive critical reception all signal the series’ continued success at the box office. Our models project an opening number slightly less than $39M.

Joining the latest Alien film are Everything, Everything and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, both of which are aimed at younger crowds and projected to make around $9M this weekend according to our models.

Forecasts for this weekend are below. All dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest thousand, and only represent domestic opening. A larger confidence interval may represent greater variance. Confidence intervals may not be normally distributed.

Title Lower Bound Mean Upper Bound
Alien: Covenant $37,423,000 $38,917,000 $40,408,000
Everything, Everything $8,139,000 $9,106,000 $10,074,000
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul $8,182,000 $9,397,000 $10,612,000

Alien: Covenant

Beloved Alien series returns to form as Ridley Scott teases to address the questions regarding the nature of the titular extraterrestrial life that fans have been asking since 1979. Alien: Covenant looks to dethrone Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 for the top spot this weekend.

Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything aims to take advvantage of the recent absence of teen romance movies. Our forecast predicts a $9.1M opening for this adaptation of a popular YA novel.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

A fourth entry and reboot of a dwindling franchise is never a strong sign at the box office. Our models predict a continual dip for this fourth adventure of the Wimpy Kid at the theaters.

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