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The Predator Tops Box Office With $24M Opening

The first box office figures have been released and The Predator came out on top with $24 million domestically while overseas, it made $30.7 million for a worldwide total of $54.7 million in its first weekend. For its second weekend, Conjuring sequel The Nun also made $18.2 million domestically which ate into a bit of The Predator‘s box office takings, I suspect.

 The Predator Tops Box Office With M Opening

For comparison sake. 2010’s Predators made $24.7m in its opening weekend while AvP Requiem made $10m. They both went on to make around $128m worldwide. The bad news, both those movies were made for around $45m and media outlets are reporting that The Predator cost $88m to make. Still, the highest grossing movie in the franchise was 2004’s Alien vs. Predator which raked in $172m on a $60m budget.

Unfortunately, The Predator has had a number of negative reviews, currently sitting on a 34% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Mainstream audiences aren’t going to see it – it’s mainly just the hardcore Predator fans and the whole “sex offender” scandal certainly hasn’t helped. It might finish with at least $50m domestically but it might certainly do better overseas as these sorts of movies tend to do. But even if it ended up with the same totals as Predators and AvP Requiem, it’d still be pretty disastrous given the $88m budget.

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  1. Voodoo Magic
    Rather Predators are so arrogant and prideful, thus to underestimate their opponents- which is without exception their fatal flaw.

    Scarface learned, that's why he's the best one.

    Touché


    Ah, the college days. You conveniently gloss over the fact that Xeno graduated with honors, and a degree in biomechanical engineering. Pred however, well, I didn't know art history was crucial to selling cotton candy.  ;D

    LOL!  You win!
  2. Huggs
    And besides, there's really only one true "predator killer". As far as engaging and killing en masse goes, that is.

    I think you meant to say "predator fodder"  ;)

    https://expresselevatortohell.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/grid-vs-celtic-avp-aliens-vs-predator.gif

    Ah yes, right before he was killed by the alien.  ;)

    That's because Aliens are so dimwitted that Predators tend to toy with them too much...  ;D

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/13enAYoSoxyUne/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5bc102c7574e744b6faf2066

    Ah, the college days. You conveniently gloss over the fact that Xeno graduated with honors, and a degree in biomechanical engineering. Pred however, well, I didn't know art history was crucial to selling cotton candy.  ;D
  3. Voodoo Magic
    And besides, there's really only one true "predator killer". As far as engaging and killing en masse goes, that is.

    I think you meant to say "predator fodder"  ;)

    https://expresselevatortohell.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/grid-vs-celtic-avp-aliens-vs-predator.gif

    Ah yes, right before he was killed by the alien.  ;)

    That's because Aliens are so dimwitted that Predators tend to toy with them too much...  ;D

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/13enAYoSoxyUne/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51a5bc102c7574e744b6faf2066
  4. Huggs
    Gonna be a tough sell to make the Predator be intimidating to audiences after the Iron Man armor.

    Not if it breaks, or the first person to use it accidentally transports themselves to another dimension with it. Likely somebody's living room on the predator homeworld.

    And besides, there's really only one true "predator killer". As far as engaging and killing en masse goes, that is.
  5. Johnny Handsome
    Fox is looking to continue operating as Fox, just under Disney (there's a post about it in the Alien board). So instead of "A News Corp Company" at the bottom of the Fox logo you'll see "A Disney Company." It's the perfect opportunity for Disney to get adult-oriented content made and distributed without affecting the core Disney brand, much like they did with Miramax.
    That would actually be pretty cool, you get the best out of both worlds, a new creative team behind successful blockbusters and the FOX fanfare before the movies.
  6. SiL
    Fox is looking to continue operating as Fox, just under Disney (there's a post about it in the Alien board). So instead of "A News Corp Company" at the bottom of the Fox logo you'll see "A Disney Company." It's the perfect opportunity for Disney to get adult-oriented content made and distributed without affecting the core Disney brand, much like they did with Miramax.
  7. Wysps
    Box Office: If 'The Predator' Had Only Cost As Much As 'Predators,' It Would Already Be A Hit

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/10/08/box-office-if-the-predator-only-cost-as-much-as-predators-it-wouldve-been-a-hit/
    That's what i said all along, the gross so far is pretty decent, with a couple of big markets yet to come... that budget though.

    I'm a die hard Predator fan, but even i wouldn't have approved that budget, 60 million and it would all be fine.

    Looking at it, it really doesn't matter though, the mouse takes over soon and i can see them selling Predator, Alien, Die Hard.

    Very true. And to the right people, it may be a decision that benefits us fans. In that sense, I’m not all that worried. At least future producers may have a better idea of what works on screen for the franchise at this point. Maybe leave the larger scale productions for a time when the story and interest match the budget.
  8. Johnny Handsome
    Box Office: If 'The Predator' Had Only Cost As Much As 'Predators,' It Would Already Be A Hit

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/10/08/box-office-if-the-predator-only-cost-as-much-as-predators-it-wouldve-been-a-hit/
    That's what i said all along, the gross so far is pretty decent, with a couple of big markets yet to come... that budget though.

    I'm a die hard Predator fan, but even i wouldn't have approved that budget, 60 million and it would all be fine.

    Looking at it, it really doesn't matter though, the mouse takes over soon and i can see them selling Predator, Alien, Die Hard.
  9. Voodoo Magic
    Then he hired his friends, Fred Dekker included- which may have not been the best choice.

    Agreed.

    With Italy, France, and the big player China still to go.. and if the predictions are right and it grosses $180 Million total, I have no doubt that there will definitely be another Predator film made at some point. Different creative team, slightly lower budget, but Predator will be back.

    As Harrigan said... "Don't worry, asshole. You'll get another chance."

  10. Nathsp
    I know there was reshoots but I'm still baffled as to how they spent so much making this movie. Given the actors, shooting locations, questionable CGI, it looks a $40/50 million movie at best.

    Given Larry Fong was hired I was looking forward to seeing his influence yet compared to his other work there was no evidence he was behind a camera.


    They acepted a script that was trash, they saw it in the testscreens when it was late, so they tried to safe something via reshoots, and enden may be worse.
    So for me the main problem is why the hell they go ahed with that shitty script, the excuse of the daylight cgi is also that, an excuse
  11. goose_3387
    I know there was reshoots but I'm still baffled as to how they spent so much making this movie. Given the actors, shooting locations, questionable CGI, it looks a $40/50 million movie at best.

    Given Larry Fong was hired I was looking forward to seeing his influence yet compared to his other work there was no evidence he was behind a camera.
  12. BigDaddyJohn
    At least it broke past the $100 million mark. That's a small comfort.

    Too small for its budget. It have not even reached the 2x the budget mark. That would make this the biggest financial failure of all the movies so far. Shane and the studio failed this, they could have made a great movie but they wee too incompetent for that. If only Shane hadn't come up with his bad script or Fox hadn't accepted him we could have gotten maybe a Predators sequel or hell... any other idea might have done better than Shane's.
    Yip. And John Davis was there when they made both AvP-R and Predators, if you mix those you get The Predator, just with added snappy dialogue.

     :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  13. skull-splitter
    At least it broke past the $100 million mark. That's a small comfort.

    Too small for its budget. It have not even reached the 2x the budget mark. That would make this the biggest financial failure of all the movies so far. Shane and the studio failed this, they could have made a great movie but they wee too incompetent for that. If only Shane hadn't come up with his bad script or Fox hadn't accepted him we could have gotten maybe a Predators sequel or hell... any other idea might have done better than Shane's.
    Yip. And John Davis was there when they made both AvP-R and Predators, if you mix those you get The Predator, just with added snappy dialogue.
  14. Samhain13
    At least it broke past the $100 million mark. That's a small comfort.

    Too small for its budget. It have not even reached the 2x the budget mark. That would make this the biggest financial failure of all the movies so far. Shane and the studio failed this, they could have made a great movie but they wee too incompetent for that. If only Shane hadn't come up with his bad script or Fox hadn't accepted him we could have gotten maybe a Predators sequel or hell... any other idea might have done better than Shane's.
  15. Corporal Hicks
    Last time I'm going to ask >> stop sniping at each other and be civil. You can both have this conversation without being rude.

    Also I'm not interested in excuses or any such. Leave it alone. Continue on with the actual topic.

    And snipped. That's all gone. That was nothing more than personal sniping and it's not welcome here.
  16. viendammage
    Iron man 3, to me, is the best film of the 3.  Perhaps not the best ‘Iron Man’ movie but i find it to be a better film overal.  I just cant help but love me some Shane Black dialogue.

    I think iron man 1 is miles away from 2 and 3.. I even preffee iron man 2 than 3..

    To me Iron Man 2 is weakest because it just gives you more of what you liked from part 1 without adding anything to it. I had fun with 3 because it takes Tony out of his element and enjoyed The Mandarin twist which was pretty gutsy. Maybe people felt cheated based on the trailers but that means they did a good job of marketing and you probably wouldn't appreciate a Lo-Pan style Chinese sorcerer in 2000 whatever. Plus Ben Kingsley was hilarious as the drunk actor.

    Shane Black is best when it's a few characters bickering, Riggs and Murtaugh's odd couple aesthetic in Lethal Weapon, etc. and it worked well for the most part in The Predator with the misfits. It's a messy film to be sure but entertaining.

  17. Russ840
    Iron man 3, to me, is the best film of the 3.  Perhaps not the best ‘Iron Man’ movie but i find it to be a better film overal.  I just cant help but love me some Shane Black dialogue.
  18. Nathsp
    The Predator(Shane Black) looked cheap as hell. Bad photography. The ugly truth is Ridley Scott is a way, way, way better Director than Shane.

    You don't even need to bring Ridley for comparison, Shane is on Brothers Strause level.

    That's ridiculous to me. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys are all excellent while AVPR is one of the worst films of all time. The Predator was a surprising step back but still miles beyond Requiem.
    I sttoped reading after the iron man 3 excelent movie.
    Iron Man 3 is both a critically and financially successful film, now if you like it or not is up to you, but don't act like your opinion weights in more that the average Joe's.

    If you can't read/handle other peoples opinion because they don't match yours then you got a problem, no one else.

    Relax, i was joking, anyway iron man 3, at least by most of the people i know is a bad movie,  in my opinion it is, of course i respect you like it.
    If you take a diffetent opinion an attack, and more if its joking, the problem is up to you.
    And more if you cant se being objective that the predator, or at least 2/3 of the movie, is a complete mess
  19. Johnny Handsome
    The Predator(Shane Black) looked cheap as hell. Bad photography. The ugly truth is Ridley Scott is a way, way, way better Director than Shane.

    You don't even need to bring Ridley for comparison, Shane is on Brothers Strause level.

    That's ridiculous to me. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys are all excellent while AVPR is one of the worst films of all time. The Predator was a surprising step back but still miles beyond Requiem.
    I sttoped reading after the iron man 3 excelent movie.
    Iron Man 3 is both a critically and financially successful film, now if you like it or not is up to you, but don't act like your opinion weights in more that the average Joe's.

    If you can't read/handle other peoples opinion because they don't match yours then you got a problem, no one else.
  20. Nathsp
    The Predator(Shane Black) looked cheap as hell. Bad photography. The ugly truth is Ridley Scott is a way, way, way better Director than Shane.

    You don't even need to bring Ridley for comparison, Shane is on Brothers Strause level.

    That's ridiculous to me. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys are all excellent while AVPR is one of the worst films of all time. The Predator was a surprising step back but still miles beyond Requiem.
    I sttoped reading after the iron man 3 excelent movie.
    Now seriously, shane black is good if he has a new movie, if he has to do a sequel bad things happen.
    Scott is good in visuals, if he has to create a story he delivers serious turds, if you look at his filmography he has good movies, but also some important turds...
  21. viendammage
    The Predator(Shane Black) looked cheap as hell. Bad photography. The ugly truth is Ridley Scott is a way, way, way better Director than Shane.

    You don't even need to bring Ridley for comparison, Shane is on Brothers Strause level.

    That's ridiculous to me. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys are all excellent while AVPR is one of the worst films of all time. The Predator was a surprising step back but still miles beyond Requiem.
  22. Wysps
    Maybe the only way left to do this is to bring Arnold back and team him up with a formidable A-list star. Which is what I thought The Predator was going to do when first announced in 2014.

    I think a film with a solid story, true to the lore of the character would be a good start.  I don't think I'd want to see Arnie return, but if he did, I'd prefer it to be something more than him being hunted alongside his posse.  As much as I disliked The Predator, I do tip my hat to it for at least trying something outside the formula.
  23. Samhain13
    Don't forget the trailer for Prometheus was amazing. Lots of buzz surrounding that trailer.

    Damn I don't even remember that trailer.

    Plus it was an "event" what with Ridley Scott returning to the Alien franchise for the first time, as as well marking the first time he'd made another sci-fi movie since Blade Runner. The Predator never had anywhere near as much hype behind it.

    Ridley was the hype. But for Covenant it wasn't enough.

    In the end despite being expensive Covenant and The Predator still could have made more money, other variables prevented that.

    The first trailer was shit, even me who adore predaror was dissapointed, then the testscreens that also were bad...

    None of The Predator trailers gave me any hype. Predator 2 trailer was cheesy as f**k but still exciting.
  24. Nathsp
    The first trailer was shit, even me who adore predaror was dissapointed, then the testscreens that also were bad...
    Theres a lot of talented directors capables of doing amazing action horror sci fi movies, dont bring divas like scott or black, they are not interested in the coherence of the saga, they want to push their stuff, even if its shit
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