Box Office Results - 'Alita: Battle Angel', 'Isn't it Romantic', and 'Happy Death Day 2U'
I think just about everyone though Alita: Battle Angel was going to bomb HARD, well it didn’t, but it still has a long way to go. Isn’t it Romantic did about how you would expect for a romantic movie on Valentine’s Day weekend, which is to say that it did pretty well. Happy Death Day 2U is the only disappointment this weekend as it was expected to give Alita a run for it’s money, still, with such a small budget it should do fine, just don’t expect sequel.
Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
Box office 5-day: $42 million
Alita: Battle Angel is a MASSIVE gamble. The picture cost Fox upwards of $170 million, It’s a hard sci-fi with a CGI main character that hs super large anime-style eyes and it’s based off of a manga that is only popular within certain circles. The only thing Alita really has going for it is its connection to James Cameron and the lack of any other tent-pole films in the market place. So it’s a bit of a pleasant surprise that it fought its way to the top of the box office charts with a decent five-day take of $42 million and very good audience scores. It still has a loooong way to go before it’s anything close to a success, but it’s not the disaster it was perceived to be.
Isn’t it Romantic (WB)
Box office 6-day: $20 million
Because these are the days where a romantic movie should shine the brightest, this film had to make as much as it possible could this weekend to get as close as it could to its estimated $31 million budget. Isn’t it Romantic did alright for itself. The romantic comedy grossed $20 million over the five-day stretch, and though it should fall pretty steeply in the coming weeks, it’ll probably be fine when it wraps up its run.
Happy Death Day 2U (Universal)
Box office 6-day: $15 million
Just like Alita, Happy Death Day 2U is another surprise, only the other way around. I think most people thought this film would do better based off of it’s release placement and due to the runaway success of the first film. It’s not a disaster because the film only cost $9 million to produce and will probably make money in the long run, but we’re likely not going to see a trilogy-capper for this one.
The Top 10 (3-Day)
1. Alita: Battle Angel - $27.8 million ($42 million)
2. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - $21.2 million ($62.7 million)
3. Isn’t it Romantic - $14.2 million ($20.5 million)
4. What Men Want - $10.9 million (36.2 million)
5. Happy Death Day 2U - $9.8 million ($13.5 million)
6. Cold Pursuit - $6 million ($21.1 million)
7. The Upside - $5.6 million ($94.2 million)
8. Glass - $3.9 million ($104.5 million)
9. The Prodigy - $3.2 million ($11 million)
10. The Green Book - $2.8 million ($65.8 million)
Source: Box Office Mojo