Fox Studios, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's Alita: Battle Angel box office continues to impress as the flick is surpassing expectations and beating out all estimates.
Prior to the film's release, some outlets estimated Alita: Battle Angel to fail with a low $200 million worldwide return, but the good news is that the flick has crushed that number.
Alita: Battle Angel has now made over $375 million worldwide, with over $72 million in the U.S. and over $278 million internationally, which is almost double some initial estimates. The movie also has yet to open in a half dozen other countries including Japan, so the numbers will keep going up.
It's also possible the movie could see a bump from those fans boycotting Captain Marvel, as a social media campaign has launched and is underway with #AlitaChallenge, recommending Alita over Brie Larson due to all the controversy.
The Alita: Battle Angel Rotten Tomatoes score also sees critics at odds with the fans, as the review critic score stands at 60%, while 94% of the audience voted they liked it.
The movie stars Rosa Salazar as Alita, Eiza González as Nyssiana, Michelle Rodriguez as Gelda, Jennifer Connelly as Chiren, with Christoph Waltz as Dr. Dyson Ido, Jeff Fahey as McTeague, Ed Skrein as Zapan, Mahershala Ali as Vector, Casper Van Dien as Amok, Lana Condor as Koyomi and Jackie Earle Haley.
Here is the description:
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (KeeanJohnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past - she has unique fighting abilities that those in power will stop at nothing to control. 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.