Well I pulled this from Wikipedia: "Critics were not allowed to view the film in advance. Once critics were able to review the film, the response was generally negative.  Despite mostly poor reviews, the film earned more than $38 million over its US opening weekend and spent its first week of release at the top of box office charts. However, subsequent weeks saw the film's revenue take a severe decline. Even so, it ranks as one of the most successful films to date in either franchise. The film earned $171.2 million worldwide, with a sequel, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, released on December 25, 2007." "So far, AVP-R has earned mostly negative reviews from critics with a 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, 5 positive to 24 negative with an average of 3.2 out of 10 and a user rating of 5.7 out of 10, a 3.5 out of 5 on Moviehole and a 3.5 out of 5 on IGN. So far, the film has grossed over $16.8 million domestically. As of December 28th, IMDb has the film rating at 6.4/10 from over 3,391 votes." Its not looking so great for AVP-R when you stack its numbers up to its predecessor.