Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Wins Dismal President’s Day Weekend

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Wins Dismal President’s Day Weekend
Fox’s sci-fi adventure “Alita: Battle Angel” dominated in North America, but its opening weekend win isn’t leaving the box office with much to celebrate. Independent tracking services estimate that this will be one of the lowest grossing President’s Day weekends in years.

“Alita,” the cyberpunk CGI spectacle, earned $27 million when it debuted in 3,790 locations and $33 million over the four-day frame for a domestic haul of $41 million. It came in slightly ahead of expectations heading into the weekend, but “Alita: Battle Angel” still has an uphill battle to become profitable. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and produced by James Cameron, the Japanese manga adaptation cost over $170 million to produce. That number doesn’t include the tens of millions spent in marketing.

With that said, it looks like the studio made the right decision pushing back “Alita’s” release date. Fox originally intended to drop the movie in December, where
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