20th Century Fox’s action / adventure film Alita: Battle Angel opened at the top of the weekend box office for the Family Day long weekend. The film opened with an estimated $27.8 million over the weekend and $36.5 million including Thursday receipts. The film also opened internationally with an estimated $94.3 million.
Last week’s top film The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part from Warner Bros. Animation dropped to second place with an estimated $21.2 million. The film has a domestic gross of $62.6 million in two weeks. The number three film over the weekend was Warner Bros./New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic with an opening weekend of approximately $14.2 million with $20.5 million including Wednesday and Thursday numbers.
Paramount Pictures’ comedy What Men Want dropped from second to fourth place and took in an estimated $10.9 million in its second weekend.
Rounding out the top five was Universal’s Happy Death Day 2U with $9.8 million. The horror film also opened internationally and, including early release numbers, the film has grossed $25.3 million worldwide.
- Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox) $27.8 million
- The Lego Movie 2 (Warner Bros.) $21.2 million
- Isn’t It Romantic (Warner Bros./New Line) $14.2 million
- What Men Want (Pararamount) $10.9 million
- Happy Death Day 2U (Univeral) $9.8 million
The big release next weekend sees the animated feature How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World from DreamWorks Animation and Universal released. This is the third film in the series with the first film released by Paramount Pictures and the second film released by 20th Century Fox.