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Alien: Covenant Earns Estimated $42 Million In Opening Weekend

Box Office Mojo are reporting that 20th Century Fox has reported that Alien: Covenant has taken in an estimated total of $42 million at the box office during its international opening weekend. According to Deadline, Alien: Covenant came up as the number 2 studio movie in the international box office.

“Fox has finally sent over debut international results for Alien: Covenant, which released in 34 international markets this weekend with an estimated $42 million. The film was #1 in 19 of its opening markets including South Korea ($7.2m), UK ($6.4m), France ($4.5m), Australia ($3.1m), Spain ($1.9m) and Hong Kong ($1.8m). Next weekend, along with its domestic debut in 3,600+ theaters, the film will open in 52 markets including Germany, Russia and Sweden.

Here’s a look at the top performing markets and how this opening compares to Prometheus:

  • South Korea – $7.2m (+52.58% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • United Kingdom – $6.4m (-39.85% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • France – $4.53m (-38.41% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • Australia – $3.09m (-79.40% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • Mexico – $2.46m (-24.90% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • Spain – $1.9m (-71.63% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • Hong Kong – $1.76m (+17.24% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • Brazil – $1.63m (-52.47% vs. Prometheus Opening)
  • Italy – $1.29m (-66.68% vs. Prometheus Opening)”

 Alien: Covenant Earns Estimated  Million In Opening Weekend

Alien: Covenant opens on the 19th for the United States and is currently projected to take in between $37-$40 million domestically. For comparison, Prometheus took in $51 million over its domestic opening weekend but had 3D tickets to bolster its performance.

Thanks to John73 for the news. Keep a close eye on Alien vs. Predator Galaxy for the latest on Alien: Covenant! You can follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to get the latest on your social media walls. You can also join in with fellow Alien fans on our forums!

Amendment – Updated to correct the predicted take as being domestic, not international.



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  1. juxtapose
    . .400 mil. .jesus. .i thought it was meh. . .or ok better than meh. .but still. .well everyone thought kong was a huge success. .aparently . .not. .it was'nt a failure but not exactly a success either. .suppose it's different for each movie. .but lets say 3 times the budget give or take depending on marketing cost. .
  2. PierreVW
    i love the whole science of the box office and budget vs BO and the marketing that has to be taken into account. .from what i have learned. .the basic rule of thumb is that a movie needs to make between 3 to 4 times it.s budget to break even. .seeing as marketing figures are seldomly revealed and generally harder to calculate. .i watched percy jackson and the sea of monsters the other day and kinda enjoyed it mostly for the FX. .a fun popcorn flick. .they were planning a sequal that never happened. .it had more or less the same budget as covenant. .made 202 mil at the box office. .the firts one. .the lightning thieve had a similar budget and made 223 mil. .and i am surprised the second one even got made. .i guess they were hoping for a better BO the second time around. .maybe the first one got excused cause it was the beginning of a new franchise. .it's hard to imagine how either made a profit based on those figures tho. . ??!

    I never believe in that theory.

    CIVIL WAR(Marvel Disney) costed 400 Millions(budget plus marketing). It made 1.2 Billions at the box office. Everybody said it was a huge success. By that false theory, it only made 3 times so it's a failure.

    The same with ALMOST ALL movies in this Planet.
  3. Jonesy1974
    Now you've spoiled my new found optimism   :(

    Why would you be optimistic. Opening weekend is what matters.

    I would have thought the final takings would be what matters to Fox

    Yeah but if the opening weekend disappoints then why the hell would the final total be any good. Covenant wont have legs. It'll just do ok at best. I think it's even coming out the same day as Transformers in China.

    True but we can always have hope. Those of us that want a follow up anyway
  4. BishopShouldGo
    Now you've spoiled my new found optimism   :(

    Why would you be optimistic. Opening weekend is what matters.

    I would have thought the final takings would be what matters to Fox

    Yeah but if the opening weekend disappoints then why the hell would the final total be any good. Covenant wont have legs. It'll just do ok at best. I think it's even coming out the same day as Transformers in China.
  5. juxtapose
    i love the whole science of the box office and budget vs BO and the marketing that has to be taken into account. .from what i have learned. .the basic rule of thumb is that a movie needs to make between 3 to 4 times it.s budget to break even. .seeing as marketing figures are seldomly revealed and generally harder to calculate. .i watched percy jackson and the sea of monsters the other day and kinda enjoyed it mostly for the FX. .a fun popcorn flick. .they were planning a sequal that never happened. .it had more or less the same budget as covenant. .made 202 mil at the box office. .the firts one. .the lightning thieve had a similar budget and made 223 mil. .and i am surprised the second one even got made. .i guess they were hoping for a better BO the second time around. .maybe the first one got excused cause it was the beginning of a new franchise. .it's hard to imagine how either made a profit based on those figures tho. . ??!
  6. Jonesy1974
    i hope pirates and baywatch fails. .mind u i loved the original pirates movie. .but the rest of them has been crap so far with some of the most incoherent plots i have ever come across. .

    That crowd that props up the success stories of the Pirate films tend to care little about poor reviews, which Pirates 5 is receiving en masse. Baywatch might get destroyed though.

    Yeah, only the first Pirates film was any good but the kids love them and the schools are on half term next week in England so I expect it will do very well here.
  7. cucuchu
    i hope pirates and baywatch fails. .mind u i loved the original pirates movie. .but the rest of them has been crap so far with some of the most incoherent plots i have ever come across. .

    That crowd that props up the success stories of the Pirate films tend to care little about poor reviews, which Pirates 5 is receiving en masse. Baywatch might get destroyed though.
  8. juxtapose
    i hope pirates and baywatch fails. .mind u i loved the original pirates movie. .but the rest of them has been crap so far with some of the most incoherent plots i have ever come across. .
  9. cucuchu
    Now you've spoiled my new found optimism   :(

    Why would you be optimistic. Opening weekend is what matters.

    Depends on your criteria for being optimistic. For example, I am optimistic that it will at least make its money back once its all said and done. I enjoyed the movie, though I am not excited about the Xeno's creation, so I'm optimistic to see how Ridley Scott finishes out the prequel series with hopefully one more movie. Now if he says he wants to officially make 4 more movies or whatever, then that optimism will deflate quickly. Give him one more movie, let him finish his story, and lets get a fresh director.
  10. juxtapose
    one of the chinese members mentioned that prometheus was released in china. .tho i am not sure if it was a proper release or weather it only played at film festivals. .i know apparently it was very cut. .it missed the entire medpod scene and milburn and fifields fate. .hope covenant does not get the same treatment over their. .
  11. Kane's other son
    It's an important market, and it will help the movie approach $300 million. To keep things into perspective, Prometheus grossed $21 million there, so Covenant should end up with around $14 million.

    China is the second biggest market worldwide and very soon it will be the biggest. And let's not forget that Prometheus didn't open in China. China could contribute anything from $30-100+ million.
  12. Kane's other son
    If it doesn't collapse this weekend, I predict it will end its run with $95-$105 million in the US and around $280 million worldwide excl. China.

    It will be a huge PR boost if it breaks out in China -not to mention a huge incentive to proceed with a sequel ASAP, since the deal concerning the studios' cut from Chinese box office is currently being renegotiated.
  13. shawsbaby
    I feel like this thread goes off topic a lot.

    Anyways, it made $3.38 mil on Tuesday; new total 42.87 mil. WW is at $124.6 mil.

    I'm surprised it has been continuing to hold the $3+ million intake for weekdays. If this keeps up, it will be in the neighborhood of $50 million on Friday and then should benefit from the holiday weekend. Doesn't seem like it will quite inch to $100 million domestically, but we'll see.
  14. BishopShouldGo
    With A:C the franchise is kinda dead to me. David creating the Alien p****** on all the things that made Alien interesting for me in the first place. From here on its all moustache twirling evil cyborg and his chamber of horror vs the 4681th Ripley clone. Who wants to see that?

    IF Sir Ridley does one more(probably Scott is leaving by his own decision):

    It's going to be Michael Fassbender and his Aliens VERSUS Colonial Marines.

    EVERYONE in All Internet wants Colonial Marines(except me) so FOX and Sir Ridley are going to return to those Colonial Marines.

    Pierre you need to stop speaking for the fans and filmmakers alike. You don't know anything. This is all sprung from your own imagination.
  15. razeak
    I would watch more Colonial Marines. I'm not too picky, but we have had 5 movies that lean more on Alien than Aliens. I just worry they wouod hire bad crews is AvP and AvPR.
  16. Jonesy1974
    With A:C the franchise is kinda dead to me. David creating the Alien p****** on all the things that made Alien interesting for me in the first place. From here on its all moustache twirling evil cyborg and his chamber of horror vs the 4681th Ripley clone. Who wants to see that?

    IF Sir Ridley does one more(probably Scott is leaving by his own decision):

    It's going to be Michael Fassbender and his Aliens VERSUS Colonial Marines.

    EVERYONE in All Internet wants Colonial Marines(except me) so FOX and Sir Ridley are going to return to those Colonial Marines.

    I don't want colonial marines and I'll be very surprised if we were to see them in a follow up to Covenant
  17. kwisatz
    In my eyes Davids Aliens vs Colonial Marines sounds like a worthy sequel plot to Alien: Covenant.

    Its even a worthy title. ALIENS: DAVIDS ALIENS (RICOS ROUGHNECKS) VS NEORINES (Marines surgically improved with black goo)
  18. Robopadna
    With A:C the franchise is kinda dead to me. David creating the Alien p****** on all the things that made Alien interesting for me in the first place. From here on its all moustache twirling evil cyborg and his chamber of horror vs the 4681th Ripley clone. Who wants to see that?

    IF Sir Ridley does one more(probably Scott is leaving by his own decision):

    It's going to be Michael Fassbender and his Aliens VERSUS Colonial Marines.

    EVERYONE in All Internet wants Colonial Marines(except me) so FOX and Sir Ridley are going to return to those Colonial Marines.

    Most people do not want that.  It will not happen.

    Looking at the weekday holds, it's out performing its weekend slide.
  19. cucuchu
    With A:C the franchise is kinda dead to me. David creating the Alien p****** on all the things that made Alien interesting for me in the first place. From here on its all moustache twirling evil cyborg and his chamber of horror vs the 4681th Ripley clone. Who wants to see that?

    IF Sir Ridley does one more(probably Scott is leaving by his own decision):

    It's going to be Michael Fassbender and his Aliens VERSUS Colonial Marines.

    EVERYONE in All Internet wants Colonial Marines(except me) so FOX and Sir Ridley are going to return to those Colonial Marines.

    Scott will very likely get to finish his prequel series in short time with one more film should he feel the desire.

    No, not everyone wants that Colonial Marines movie but I will say that making the movie a bit more action oriented and with well-known actors will help. As much as I hate to say it: Give the Angry Joe's what they want while maintaining some horrifying exposition and bring in some big name actors/actresses, include a hard hitting pay off in the 3rd act, and you will have something that could bring mass appeal. The movie I want? Not really. Prometheus and Alien Covenant were movies I  liked and not many others did so I am willing to accept the mass audience might want something different but that I could still enjoy.
  20. PierreVW
    With A:C the franchise is kinda dead to me. David creating the Alien p****** on all the things that made Alien interesting for me in the first place. From here on its all moustache twirling evil cyborg and his chamber of horror vs the 4681th Ripley clone. Who wants to see that?

    IF Sir Ridley does one more(probably Scott is leaving by his own decision):

    It's going to be Michael Fassbender and his Aliens VERSUS Colonial Marines.

    EVERYONE in All Internet wants Colonial Marines(except me) so FOX and Sir Ridley are going to return to those Colonial Marines.
  21. MightyViper
    Agree with the people saying Prometheus did better because of the mystery and the anticipation of a brand new alien film. Nobody knew what to expect. The trailers looked amazing. It was Ridley returning. You could see just by the fake synopses floating around that people hoped it was going to be a very different film to the one that turned up. Prometheus completely burned the audience.

    Really when you think about it, it's amazing Covenant managed a thirty-six million opening weekend.

    Though tbh, I think the studio anticipated this. It's why the budget was so low. The chances of it making money from that starting point were very high, and I think they'll ultimately be borne out.


    I doubt that.

    They saved A LOT of money filmed everything in Australia. Australian tax rebates saved like 60 Millions for them.

    Sir Ridley did the same thing with EXODUS(3D). The initial budget of EXODUS(3D) was 200 Millions. The final budget was 140 Millions thanks to Spain and its tax rebates.

    The same with Australia and its tax rebates.

    Apologies, I don't know what you're doubting? That the studio anticipated a lower take?

    I doubt that the initial budget was small.

    I read that the initial budget was 150 Millions.

    AFTER Australian tax rebates they saved like 60 Millions.

    But the initial budget doesn't really work against my argument? They knew they were getting those rebates. So they knew what the actual budget was going to be. They fully planned for it to be 100 million or less.
  22. PierreVW
    Agree with the people saying Prometheus did better because of the mystery and the anticipation of a brand new alien film. Nobody knew what to expect. The trailers looked amazing. It was Ridley returning. You could see just by the fake synopses floating around that people hoped it was going to be a very different film to the one that turned up. Prometheus completely burned the audience.

    Really when you think about it, it's amazing Covenant managed a thirty-six million opening weekend.

    Though tbh, I think the studio anticipated this. It's why the budget was so low. The chances of it making money from that starting point were very high, and I think they'll ultimately be borne out.


    I doubt that.

    They saved A LOT of money filmed everything in Australia. Australian tax rebates saved like 60 Millions for them.

    Sir Ridley did the same thing with EXODUS(3D). The initial budget of EXODUS(3D) was 200 Millions. The final budget was 140 Millions thanks to Spain and its tax rebates.

    The same with Australia and its tax rebates.

    Apologies, I don't know what you're doubting? That the studio anticipated a lower take?

    I doubt that the initial budget was small.

    I read that the initial budget was 150 Millions.

    AFTER Australian tax rebates they saved like 60 Millions.
  23. RandomNumber
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.

    I agree 100%.

    When I first saw Prometheus, I was confused by a few aspects of the movie. As time went on, I appreciated more and more what a marvelous piece of work it is.

    Prometheus gave us David, it portrayed a budding relationship between David and Shaw, it was an immersive exploration into a world far outside human experience, and the filmmakers weren’t afraid of ambient lighting, which is unusual these days and shows a high degree of visual confidence.

    I’m not sure we’re going to get another Alien movie soon. But if we do, I hope Fox follows the expansive intent of Prometheus -- even if it means cutting loose the old-school fan base.
  24. kwisatz
    With A:C the franchise is kinda dead to me. David creating the Alien p****** on all the things that made Alien interesting for me in the first place. From here on its all moustache twirling evil cyborg and his chamber of horror vs the 4681th Ripley clone. Who wants to see that?
  25. MightyViper
    Agree with the people saying Prometheus did better because of the mystery and the anticipation of a brand new alien film. Nobody knew what to expect. The trailers looked amazing. It was Ridley returning. You could see just by the fake synopses floating around that people hoped it was going to be a very different film to the one that turned up. Prometheus completely burned the audience.

    Really when you think about it, it's amazing Covenant managed a thirty-six million opening weekend.

    Though tbh, I think the studio anticipated this. It's why the budget was so low. The chances of it making money from that starting point were very high, and I think they'll ultimately be borne out.


    I doubt that.

    They saved A LOT of money filmed everything in Australia. Australian tax rebates saved like 60 Millions for them.

    Sir Ridley did the same thing with EXODUS(3D). The initial budget of EXODUS(3D) was 200 Millions. The final budget was 140 Millions thanks to Spain and its tax rebates.

    The same with Australia and its tax rebates.

    Apologies, I don't know what you're doubting? That the studio anticipated a lower take?
  26. PierreVW
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.

    I agree 100%.

    PROMETHEUS(3D) was marketed as "THE RETURN OF RIDLEY SCOTT TO SCI-FI".

    That's why it did better. ALIEN fans are very few. ALIEN: COVENANT was marketed "ONLY FOR ALIEN FANS".

    Even here, everybody want A FULL ACTION ALIENS movie.

    I'm one of the very few(or the only one here) who loved ALIEN, PROMETHEUS(3D) and ALIEN: COVENANT. Most teenagers in this Planet NEVER saw the original ALIEN.

    People just want a good a good a good movie. That's it, all, and everything.

    Everybody wants a "good movie", but that's largely subjective and means different things to different people. I doubt they will ever make an Alien film that pretty much has universal appeal.

    I agree.

    The same with STAR WARS.

    People only love ALIEN and ALIENS. People only love STAR WARS IV and STAR WARS V.

    A lot of people hate the other 15 movies.
  27. Darth Vile
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.

    I agree 100%.

    PROMETHEUS(3D) was marketed as "THE RETURN OF RIDLEY SCOTT TO SCI-FI".

    That's why it did better. ALIEN fans are very few. ALIEN: COVENANT was marketed "ONLY FOR ALIEN FANS".

    Even here, everybody want A FULL ACTION ALIENS movie.

    I'm one of the very few(or the only one here) who loved ALIEN, PROMETHEUS(3D) and ALIEN: COVENANT. Most teenagers in this Planet NEVER saw the original ALIEN.

    People just want a good a good a good movie. That's it, all, and everything.

    Everybody wants a "good movie", but that's largely subjective and means different things to different people. I doubt they will ever make an Alien film that pretty much has universal appeal.
  28. PierreVW
    Agree with the people saying Prometheus did better because of the mystery and the anticipation of a brand new alien film. Nobody knew what to expect. The trailers looked amazing. It was Ridley returning. You could see just by the fake synopses floating around that people hoped it was going to be a very different film to the one that turned up. Prometheus completely burned the audience.

    Really when you think about it, it's amazing Covenant managed a thirty-six million opening weekend.

    Though tbh, I think the studio anticipated this. It's why the budget was so low. The chances of it making money from that starting point were very high, and I think they'll ultimately be borne out.

    I doubt that.

    They saved A LOT of money filmed everything in Australia. Australian tax rebates saved like 60 Millions for them.

    Sir Ridley did the same thing with EXODUS(3D). The initial budget of EXODUS(3D) was 200 Millions. The final budget was 140 Millions thanks to Spain and its tax rebates.

    The same with Australia and its tax rebates.
  29. MightyViper
    Agree with the people saying Prometheus did better because of the mystery and the anticipation of a brand new alien film. Nobody knew what to expect. The trailers looked amazing. It was Ridley returning. You could see just by the fake synopses floating around that people hoped it was going to be a very different film to the one that turned up. Prometheus completely burned the audience.

    Really when you think about it, it's amazing Covenant managed a thirty-six million opening weekend.

    Though tbh, I think the studio anticipated this. It's why the budget was so low. The chances of it making money from that starting point were very high, and I think they'll ultimately be borne out.
  30. BishopShouldGo
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.

    I agree 100%.

    PROMETHEUS(3D) was marketed as "THE RETURN OF RIDLEY SCOTT TO SCI-FI".

    That's why it did better. ALIEN fans are very few. ALIEN: COVENANT was marketed "ONLY FOR ALIEN FANS".

    Even here, everybody want A FULL ACTION ALIENS movie.

    I'm one of the very few(or the only one here) who loved ALIEN, PROMETHEUS(3D) and ALIEN: COVENANT. Most teenagers in this Planet NEVER saw the original ALIEN.

    People just want a good a good a good movie. That's it, all, and everything.
  31. Jonesy1974
    Also, I belive that modern movie marketing, which reveals all story beats and setpieces through a never ending onslaught of trailers, TV spots and featuretes is counter-productive. By the time the movie is released, general audiences are fatigued and feel not only like they've watched the movie already but also that they've watched a bad version of the movie, with no nuance or character beats.

    I don't think that helps either
  32. Kane's other son
    Also, I believe that modern movie marketing, which reveals all story beats and setpieces through a never ending onslaught of trailers, TV spots and featuretes is counter-productive. By the time the movie is released, general audiences are fatigued and feel not only like they've watched the movie already but also that they've watched a bad version of the movie, with no nuance or character beats. 
  33. Jonesy1974
    I think Prometheus did better because audiences didn't actually know what to expect. The series had a gigantic break in terms of years passed, plus it had bigger budget, so naturally more ubiquitous marketing and it also had one of the best trailers ever. Seriously. Whatever happens next, Fox / Ridley will be in a hard position to market it, although probably at the end of the day also Fox must swallow the fact it's not gonna earn that much but Ridley must be allowed to do what he wants to do because doing another 180 would just destroy everything and I think the next one really has a chance to become something really special. I want more actors like Crudup in it!!!

    I agree with all of that
  34. Salt The Fries
    I think Prometheus did better because audiences didn't actually know what to expect. The series had a gigantic break in terms of years passed, plus it had bigger budget, so naturally more ubiquitous marketing and it also had one of the best trailers ever. Seriously. Whatever happens next, Fox / Ridley will be in a hard position to market it, although probably at the end of the day also Fox must swallow the fact it's not gonna earn that much but Ridley must be allowed to do what he wants to do because doing another 180 would just destroy everything and I think the next one really has a chance to become something really special. I want more actors like Crudup in it!!!
  35. Jonesy1974
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.

    Do you actually believe that wider audiences would have gone to see a film with Noomi Rapace travelling around the galaxy with an androids head meeting big blue aliens? Cause I don't think they would.

    I think fox played the percentages and went with what they thought had the wider appeal. It doesn't look like it worked but I don't think the alternative would have either. In box office terms anyway because I like both films.
  36. PierreVW
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.

    I agree 100%.

    PROMETHEUS(3D) was marketed as "THE RETURN OF RIDLEY SCOTT TO SCI-FI".

    That's why it did better. ALIEN fans are very few. ALIEN: COVENANT was marketed "ONLY FOR ALIEN FANS".

    Even here, everybody want A FULL ACTION ALIENS movie.

    I'm one of the very few(or the only one here) who loved ALIEN, PROMETHEUS(3D) and ALIEN: COVENANT. Most teenagers in this Planet NEVER saw the original ALIEN.
  37. Protozoid
    Prometheus did better because it was better, fresher, and had broader appeal.

    Covenant is ranking because fewer people want to see an Alien sequel than a standalone SciFi epic by Ridley Scott. Scott should have done Prometheus 2, or The Forever War, or even Blade Runner 2049. Another Alien movie is something that only hardcore Alien fans wanted,the same vocal minority that is trying to skew reality by spamming the internet with their impressions that Prometheus was a bad film that nobody liked. Fox should not listen to the Alien fans any more. There is no gain for them to make the effort. Tom Rothman, Damon Lindelof, andScott were right to take Prometheus in a new direction. They would have saved the franchise if they had continued. Fox effed this up.
  38. Robopadna
    Covenant is a proper sequel to Prometheus.

    It isn't really.  It's one of the bigger hand waves away of the previous movie I have seen.  It doesn't care about virtually any of the ideas in Prometheus or one of the two major characters.  It almost relegated the entire species of Prometheus' antagonist down to a line of dialogue (as it is we got a 30 second clip of them washing their hands clean of having to touch them again)....

    And, perhaps biggest of all, Prometheus wanted nothing really to do with Aliens...  this one is establishing itself as clearly having a lot to do with them.

    It happens after Prometheus in sequential order and it does indeed try to neatly wrap all ties to that movie up in a few minutes but it is hardly a proper sequel in nearly any sense.
  39. Jonesy1974
    Covenant is a proper sequel to Prometheus.

    No. It's not. Prometheus 2 was planned to be about Shaw and David.

    Scott said once:

    Quote
    I know where it’s going. I know that to keep [David] alive is essential and to keep [Elizabeth] alive is essential and to go where they came from, not where I came from, is essential.

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    Because [the Engineers] are such aggressive f**kers … and who wouldn’t describe them that way, considering their brilliance in making dreadful devices and weapons that would make our chemical warfare look ridiculous? So I always had it in there that the God-like creature that you will see actually is not so nice, and is certainly not God. As she says, ‘This is not what I thought it was going to be, and I think we should get the Hell out of here or there won’t be any place to go back to.’
     
    That’s not necessarily planted in the ground at the tail end of the third act, but I knew that’s kind of where we should go, because if we’ve opened up this door — which I hope we have because I certainly would like to do another one – I’d love to explore where the hell [Dr. Shaw] goes next and what does she do when she gets there, because if it is paradise, paradise can not be what you think it is. Paradise has a connotation of being extremely sinister and ominous.

    Good read: http://collider.com/alien-covenant-original-story-prometheus-2/

    But things change and evolve over time. Covenant is a sequel to Prometheus, it's just not the sequel you'd hoped for.

    Had they made the film as originally intended I don't think it would have made any difference to the BO numbers because the damage had already been done and that idea would be a harder sell to the general public. It would have also required a much bigger budget
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