Box Office Weekend: ‘Alita’ On Top, Despite Disappointing Overall Holiday Numbers

The three-day President’s Day holiday this year belonged to Alita: Battle Angel which stood atop the box-office weekend with an estimated $27.8 million debut. Despite the impressive opening tallies, the film is still burdened with a $170 million price tag that it could be hard-pressed to earn enough to turn a profit. Overall though, the holiday box-office was the worst collective showing for a President’s Day weekend since 2004.

Finishing just behind this week’s leader was The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part which took in $21.2 million to bring its two-week total to $64.7 million. In third place was the Rebel Wilson-led romantic comedy Isn’t it Romantic, which debuted this week with a weekend performance garnering $14.2 million.

The weekend’s fourth-place spot belonged to the Taraji P. Henson vehicle, What Men Want, which added $10.9 million to raise its two-week total to an estimated $36.2 million. Debuting in fifth place this weekend
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