Can Michael Fassbender's 'Alien: Covenant' take top spot at box office?

Director Ridley Scott's latest film opens this weekend

By Ben Spicer - Web Producer
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SAN ANTONIO - After vanquishing "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" last week, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" looks to again keep the top spot at the box office when "Alien: Covenant" releases this weekend in theaters.

Disney's "Guardians" last week collected $63 million and has earned $246.2 million domestically in just two weeks. 

Director Ridley Scott's latest installment in the alien franchise however expects to pull in a debut of more than $40 million creating strong competition.

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"Alien: Covenant" is the sequel to 2012's "Prometheus", which is the only film in the franchise to top $100 million domestically.

This new alien film cost Fox nearly $100 million to make and features an ensemble cast led by Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup.

Here's a look at the latest films (with their trailer) that were released for the weekend of May 18.

And don't forget to look for the latest article each week to see what else will be playing at the movies.

Alien: Covenant

In the latest installment of the series, members the colony ship Covenant think they've found an uncharted paradise only to discover that a dark, dangerous and hostile alien life-form already inhabits the planet. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), a synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.

The film is 2 hours and 2 minutes and is rated R.

You can view the trailer below or by clicking here.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul 

A family road trip to grandma's 90th birthday celebration takes a wrong turn when a boy (Jason Ian Drucker) hatches his latest scheme to become famous.

The film is 1 hours and 31 minutes and is rated PG.

You can view the trailer below or by clicking here.

Everything, Everything

18-year-old Maddy, played by Amandla Stenberg, is unable to leave the protection of her hermetically-sealed house because of an illness. Maddy comes to form a deep bond with a boy next door, talking only through texts before the pair risk everything to be together.

The film is 1 hour and 36 minutes and is rated PG-13.

You can view the trailer below or by clicking here.

The Commune

Moviegoers watch as Erik and Anna set up a commune in a villa in the upmarket district of Copenhagen. Viewers get an inside look at house meetings, dinners and parties that showcase friendship and togetherness under one roof until a love affair threatens to tear the whole thing apart.

The film is 1 hour and 51 minutes and is not rated.

You can view the trailer below or by clicking here.

Wakefield

A New York City lawyer (played by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston) hides in the attic of his home for weeks only coming out when his family is gone to shower and eat. The man believes he hasn't abandoned his family since he's still technically in the house and only begins to reconsider things when a former boyfriend re-enters his wife's life.

The film is 1 hour and 46 minutes and is rated R.

You can view the trailer below or by clicking here.

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