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But after so many years of CGI animators trying to mimic convincing human faces and not entirely succeeding, it's still unsettling to see a character hovering this close to realistic, while staying this far away from it. Fox clearly has high aspirations for the film, seeing that they spent the money to give Alita a Super Bowl TV spot during the home stretch of promotion. The casting of Edward Norton in a non-speaking role as Nova in this film was intended to be a setup for the sequel. We won’t get the CinemaScore until Monday, but I suspect it will be substantially better than this and be in the B plus / A minus range. Unfortunately, this is actually better than average for the year so far, as 2019 is now 26% or $540 million behind 2018’s pace at $1.51 billion to $2.04 billion. [111][112] The 4K version was Fox's first 4K release to utilize Dolby Vision (alongside rival format HDR10+ on the same disc; Fox had already released films in that format and was a backer)[113] and includes a bonus 3D version of the film on a separate disc.

[55] González is one of the leads in Rodriguez's television series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.

Satisfied by Rodriguez's work on the shooting script, Cameron offered him the directing job. The first trailer for the film was released on December 8, 2017, with a July 2018 release in mind.

[36] In October 2015, The Hollywood Reporter reported that director Robert Rodriguez was in negotiations to direct the film, now titled Alita: Battle Angel, and Cameron would be attached as producer alongside Jon Landau. Hugo thanks Alita for saving him before falling to his death. [77] the Philippines on February 6,[78] India on February 8[79] and Japan and Mainland China on February 22.[80][81]. Alita: Battle Angel topped all but the most bullish expectations with $42.25 million from Thursday through Sunday. In the end, I went with Nichijou: My Ordinary Life: The Complete Series. Despite Alita believing that fighting will help her rediscover her past, Ido discourages her from becoming a Hunter-Warrior. In its third international weekend, it topped the international box office with $92.5 million in 82 markets. Alita finds a highly advanced cyborg body in a crashed spaceship outside the city. If the actual budget falls towards the lower end of the reported spectrum, it still has to make $300 million, and there's no guarantee of that happening. See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records. [39] Near the end of May 2016, Collider reported that Salazar had been chosen. If she can stay out of their grasp, she could be the key to saving her friends, her family and the world she’s grown to love. Ido is injured, and Alita instinctively fights using "Panzer-Kunst", a lost combat art for machine bodies. Its legs should be relatively long for a blockbuster, as it earned certified fresh reviews and a solid A from CinemaScore.

Fortunately, things should turn around in March. She also meets Dr. Chiren, Ido's estranged ex-wife. This weekend last year, Black Panther continued to dominate the box office with $66.31 million. Those films pulled in $139 million and hopefully Captain Marvel will top that by itself. More... Alita: Battle Angel rose to first place with $92.42 in 82 markets for totals of $202.68 million internationally and $263.70 million worldwide. [50] On September 21, 2016, Variety reported that Ed Skrein was in talks for a role in the film;[51] The Hollywood Reporter later confirmed that he had been cast as the antagonist Zapan. ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ a big-name, big-budget ripoff of much better sci-fi. According to estimates, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World really bounced back on Saturday and its Sunday number will help it earn first place over the weekend with $30.05 million. Hugo later introduces Alita to Motorball, a racing sport played by cyborg gladiators. However, there was only one true contender for Pick of the Week, Alphaville: Special Edition. Weekend Predictions: New Month, New Beginning? program on Fuji TV on May 4, 2003. [54], On October 5, 2016, it was reported that Eiza González had joined the film. [50][62][63] In late January 2017, a casting call went out looking for rocker, punk, or emo extras to film scenes in Austin on the nights of February 3, 6 and 7, 2017. After years of development hell, Rodriguez was announced as Alita's director in April 2016, with Salazar cast as the lead the following month. More... We are still in the summer doldrums on the home market. Running Time 2 hr 2 min. Jorge Lendeborg Jr. was announced for a role in the film on October 7, 2016. [88], Alita: Battle Angel grossed $85.7 million in the United States and Canada, and $319.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $404.9 million, against a production budget of $170 million.