Fox to Reassess Future of Alien Franchise
Fox will reportedly reevaluate the future of the Alien franchise following Covenant’s showing at the box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, while director Ridley Scott had plans for two more Alien sequels after Covenant, this will be reassessed due to Covenant’s $232 million worldwide gross.
The film debuted to an estimated $36 million in its opening weekend domestically, which was lower than Prometheus’ $51.1 million opening in 2012. Despite performing below some prior expectations, Covenant still had one of the Alien franchise’s strongest debuts, unadjusted for inflation.