Ridley Scott’s space horror film Alien: Covenant scared reigning box office champ Guardians of the GalaxyVol. 2 out of the No. 1 spot over the weekend — but just barely. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

‘Alien: Covenant’ dethrones ‘Guardians 2’

LOS ANGELES — Ridley Scott’s space horror film Alien: Covenant scared reigning box office champ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 out of the No. 1 spot over the weekend — but just barely.

Alien: Covenant, a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus, opened with $36.2 million, pushing Guardians 2 to second place with $34.7 million in its third weekend in theatres.

The teenage romance Everything, Everything, meanwhile, bowed in third place with $11.7 million. Holdovers Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword rounded out the top five with $7.8 million and $7.2 million, respectively.

The top 10 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1.Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Fox, $36,160,621, 3,761 locations, $9,615 average, $36,160,621, one week.

2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Disney, $34,653,754, 4,347 locations, $7,972 average, $301,391,228, three weeks.

3. Everything, Everything, Warner Bros., $11,727,390, 2,801 locations, $4,187 average, $11,727,390, one week.

4. Snatched, 20th Century Fox, $7,832,517, 3,511 locations, $2,231 average, $33,015,117, two weeks.

5. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Warner Bros., $7,152,269, 3,702 locations, $1,932 average, $27,503,490, two weeks.

6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, 20th Century Fox, $7,126,084, 3,157 locations, $2,257 average, $7,126,084, one week.

7. The Fate of the Furious, Universal, $3,234,040, 2,287 locations, $1,414 average, $219,944,340, six weeks.

8. The Boss Baby, 20th Century Fox, $2,848,253, 2,071 locations, $1,375 average, $166,200,803, eight weeks.

9. Beauty and the Beast, Disney, $2,545,579, 1,792 locations, $1,421 average, $497,924,628, 10 weeks.

10. How to Be a Latin Lover, Lionsgate, $2,051,180, 948 locations, $2,164 average, $29,309,990, four weeks.

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