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|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul||$8,182,000||$9,397,000||$10,612,000|
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 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.