A scene from Alien: Covenant, which, like other sequels to ageing franchises, underperformed at the box office.

Summer movie season worst in 25 years for Hollywood films in US, Canada

A number of factors explain the drop in cinema-going in US and Canada: price rises, too many bad movies (and sequels), the Netflix effect, Rotten Tomatoes and social media badmouthing of films

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A scene from Alien: Covenant, which, like other sequels to ageing franchises, underperformed at the box office.
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