“Alita: Battle Angel” will take the No. 1 spot at the Presidents’ Day weekend box office. The sci-fi flick is currently topping analyst expectations but still faces an uphill battle to turn a profit.
Released on Thursday, “Alita” was projected for a 5-day opening of $30 million through the extended weekend. After making $7.5 million on Friday from 3,790 screens, estimates are now projecting a $38 million extended opening.
In second place is “The Lego Movie 2,” which is doing well after a disappointing opening weekend. The sequel is estimated to add $25 million through the 4-day frame, which would bring its total to $67 million. By comparison, the last installment in the Lego franchise released in February, “The Lego Batman Movie,” had $107 million through Presidents’ Day weekend.
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