This is good news
China Box Office: 'Alien: Covenant' Nabs $11M Friday, Tom Cruise's 'The Mummy' Drops 85%
Alien: Covenant is not a flop, but it's not really a hit either.
I blame Prometheus in a way for this disappointing result. It was Ridley's return to the franchise in over 33 years and it failed to deliver. After Resurrection and AVP-(R) people got sick of mediocrity and the studios only had one shot to do it right that time and they blew it.
That and the fact Covenant is rated R. It's being crippled by it's underwhelming predecessor.
Well at least now it's in break-even territory. It still needs to pull off another $48 million to solidify that it's made all its money back.
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I cant see how its fair to blame Prometheus but everyone has their own opinions... Alien Covenant has been getting a lot of Flack from All Sorts of Fans... Prometheus made a good return on its initial Budget.
Its good too see its doing well in China, but it is the First Week and i wonder really what the Chinese are in for, because a lot has been cut as far as Blood/Gore and any Sexual Scenes... This seems pretty lame if you ask me.
I wonder if the Chinese get instead a Extended 5 Minute David vs Walter Kung Fu Fight lol
R.I.P Sox 01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017
Wow! Good job China!
Just watched Prometheus last night. So Awesome.
Can't wait to spin-up Alien:Covenant.
lol @Big Dave. Asian countries are notorious for an edited version of a Hollywood movie. When I was a Marine stationed in Okinawa in 1988, I swore I saw a highly edited version of The Presidio. The next two weeks is going to be interesting in seeing how the worldwide box office of Covenant turns out.
At the end of the day... cutting Gore Etc and Over-hype the movie with Marketing, if this allows Chinese Community to be able to see this movie as a Cert 12 etc... then it could mean more Bums on Seats..
Even if the movie Fails to Deliver...
It would be like making AC a PG-13 Market it as though it would be the Be all that ends all Alien Movie but dont give much away.. and a World-wide Release date... on the same Weekend.
Then Many Many Fans would have flocked to the movie, FOX would have raked in $$$$$$ and then if Fans was disappointed with the movie... the Critics and Word of Mouth would not have a effect because those who wanted to see the movie would have all seen it... $$$$$$$
Sadly FOX gave away too much and having the Premier with leaks after weeks before the USA and other area release... meant that negative reviews and reaction affected those who maybe would have gone to see it.. to now considering not going.
So yeah i think the plan with the Chinese is Market it well as a PG-13 and then if this means more go to see if, even if they found it Poor.. due to missing scenes... as long as it got people to see it then it makes FOX $$$$$
And will help to rake back some of that money to help the movie try and Break Even.
R.I.P Sox 01/01/2006 - 11/10/2017
Well, I called it. Alien: Covenant has finally hit over 200 million worldwide.
Total Lifetime Grosses
Forbes seems to be a reliable source for these kinds of news. I hope that AC will at least break even because it isn’t that bad of a movie, but that depends on who you ask. Alien Covenant was fairly good if you ask me but at the same time I can understand why people might not like it because it isn’t without flaws. Hopefully we will get a sequel but they need to get better characters and not cut things that make sense (take Prometheus as an example of crappy editing).
“Alien: Covenant is not a flop, but it's not really a hit either.”
It seems to me that its numbers (viewings) is slowly turning for the better (if that is a way of saying it since English isn’t my main language) which I really like. This is good news so thanks for the article Colonial Soldier.
Speaking of The Mummy I am not really interested in watching it, it just isn’t my kind of thing.
Like Snake I partially blame Prometheus for AC’s kind of disappointing numbers. AC isn’t bad but Prometheus didn’t make the odds better if I may say so.
Hopefully they will show it longer here so I can watch it a second or third time. I am not sure if I have watched it once or twice this far.
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