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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Tops A Weak Box Office

Alita: Battle Angel

Director Robert Rodriguez’s Alita: Battle Angel is easily winning the long Presidents Day weekend with an estimated $33 million from 3,790 theaters for a troubled domestic debut of $41.7 million. The movie— a passion project for James Cameron, who produced and co-wrote the film — cost 20th Century Fox at least $200 million to produce. Alita will need to have strong legs domestically and do huge business overseas if it isn’t to lose tens of millions and become the first big-budget miss of the year. 

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, February 17, are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
1Alita: Battle Angel20th Century Fox$27,800,0003,790$7,335$36,516,232
2Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, TheWarner Bros.$21,215,0004,303$4,930$62,690,359
3Isn’t It RomanticWarner Bros.$14,210,0003,444$4,126$20,455,347
4What Men WantParamount$10,920,0002,912$3,750$36,150,328
5Happy Death Day 2UUniversal$9,816,0003,207$3,061$13,527,500
6Cold PursuitLionsgate$6,000,0002,630$2,281$21,122,332
7Upside, TheSTX Entertainment$5,590,0002,781$2,010$94,197,031
9Prodigy, TheOrion Pictures$3,150,0652,530$1,245$11,015,539
10Green BookUniversal$2,751,0001,618$1,700$65,756,401
11Spider-Man: Into The Spider-VerseSony$1,965,0001,207$1,628$182,720,904
12AquamanWarner Bros.$1,885,0001,264$1,491$331,371,102