“Alien: Covenant” trailer. Photo: Fox

A trio of new movies entered the top five list this weekend, as the summer movie season gears up.

“Alien: Covenant” premiered in first place, with a studio estimate of $36 million in weekend ticket sales from the studio, Fox.

“Alien” just barely knocked “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” into second place, after it had two weeks as number one. “Guardians” was projected to deal $35 million of tickets this weekend, bringing its cumulative domestic receipts to $302 million over three weeks.

“Everything, Everything,” a teen romance, entered at third place with a $12 million premiere. That knocked the comedy “Snatched” into fourth, as it was on track to sell $7.6 million this weekend.

“Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul” entered the market in fifth place, with an estimated $7.2 million in weekend sales.

Rounding out the 10 most-affordable movies in the United States and Canada this weekend, as estimated by the studios and collated by comScore, were “King Arthur: Legend Of the Sword” ($6.9 million), “The Fate Of The Furious” ($3.2 million), “The Boss Baby” ($2.8 million), “Beauty And the Beast” ($2.4 million) and “How To Be A Latin Lover” ($2.2 million).

–City News Service

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