After lingering in development for several years, the manga adaptation from producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez finally hit theaters this February, looking to deliver a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience. Alita: Battle Angel exceeded box office expectations during its opening weekend, so how did that happen? "Alita: Battle Angel" takes the global box office top spot on its second weekend in theaters.

This means Alita is only $42 million in the black. The movie, written and produced by James Cameron and based on the "Gunnm" manga, adds over $104 million to its total global grosses, which now stand at more than $263 million.

Alita: Battle Angel. Now that Alita: Battle Angel has been in theaters for about a month, it's clear the film was a box office success - but only barely.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019) A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. The rule of thumb in Hollywood is that the break-even point for a film is twice the budget. A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. Alita: Battle Angel earned a solid $130 million in China.

Alita: Battle Angel. Had it performed up-to-snuff in most of the world (including, critically, in North America), then …

His Alita: Battle Angel, directed by Robert Rodriguez, is easily winning the Presidents Day box office, with a $27.8M 3-day and $33M 4-day and a revised 5-day of $41.7M. Isn’t It Romantic matched expectations nearly perfectly, while Happy Death Day 2U struggled, but should still break even, eventually. A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. Alita: Battle Angel topped all but the most bullish expectations with $42.25 million from Thursday through Sunday.

Alita: Battle Angel is a box office success, but by no means does this guarantee that we will see any sequels in the future. A deactivated cyborg is revived, but cannot remember anything of her past life and goes on a quest to find out who she is. Alita: Battle Angel. After spending years in development, the James Cameron-produced, Robert Rodriguez-directed manga adaptation finally hit theaters last week, looking to … “Alita: Battle Angel” beat expectations with its $27 million debut at the domestic box office, but Fox’s cyberpunk fantasy adventure has a long road to travel before it can claim victory.