Alien 3 is a 1992 science fiction/horror film. As the third installment in the Alien franchise, it is preceded by Ridley Scott's Alien and James Cameron's Aliens and is followed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Alien Resurrection. The film also stands as the feature film directorial debut of David Fincher.
The story has an escape pod from the ship that escaped from LV-426 in Aliens crash-landing in a refinery/prison planet, killing everyone on board except Lieutenant Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver). Unknown to Ripley, an Alien egg was aboard the ship, and is born in the prison and begins a killing spree. Ripley later discovers there is also an alien growing inside her.
The film earned over $100 million outside of North America.Third film of the Alien series.