Friday Box Office: ‘Alita’ Battles Its Way to $16 Million

Collider | 2/16/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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How do you solve a problem like Alita? The big-budget, bigger-eyed blockbuster directed by Robert Rodriguez debuted to the tune of $8.7 million on Valentine’s Day, then tacked on another $7.5 million on Friday night. This puts the film, produced and co-written by James Cameron, on-track ahead of predictions for a six-day President’s Day weekend debut in the $36-38 million range. So, you know, okay news! But, Alita reportedly cost at least $200 million to produce before marketing at 20th Century Fox. The movie is going to have to put in some serious work both here in the states and worldwide to nab that sequel it works so hard to set up.

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