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When I saw the commercials for Alita I had to do a double take cause man, her design kinda creeped me out. It almost looks like they tried to make a realistic anime/manga character (I know it's based off the Gunnm manga) and decided to keep the big eyes instead of actually making them normal sized.

Also gonna avoid Happy Death Day 2U since I didn't like the first one at all personally.
 
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Alita: Battle Angel looks gorgeous, visually. I actually like her big eyes; they put her right in the cool part of the Uncanny Valley. But I've only heard meh or bad things about it, and past manga/anime adaptations from Hollywood have been pretty shit. So, skip.

Isn't it Romantic looks generic as fuck, though I'm surprised to see Rebel Wilson. I totally forgot about her until now.

Fighting with My Family seems interesting, but not interesting enough for me to go to the theater and pay $25. But I eagerly await seeing it on TV in about a year.
 
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Weekend Box Office (February 15 - 17, 2019)

1 Alita: Battle Angel $27,800,000.00
2 The LEGO Movie 2 $21,215,000.00
3 Isn't It Romantic $14,210,000.00
4 What Men Want $10,920,000.00
5 Happy Death Day 2U $9,820,000.00
6 Cold Pursuit $6,000,000.00
7 The Upside $5,559,000.00
8 Glass $3,860,000.00
9 The Prodigy $3,150,000.00
10 Green Book $2,750,000.00
 
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Movies Coming Soon February 22nd, 2019


02/22/19
Fighting with My Family
Plot: A former wrestler and his family travel to small venues all over the country, making a living performing for the crowds. Yet his children want something more - a chance to make it to prime time by joining the WWE.


02/22/19
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Plot: Hiccup, now leader of his people, has nearly reached his goal of creating a dragon utopia. But when Night Fury meets a wild, untamed potential mate, he finds a whole new world - and Hiccup finds his leadership tested as both dragon and rider face impossible decisions that will determine the fate of their futures.
 
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I'm actually surprised Alita is at the top, does it follow the manga/OVA or does it take it's own liberties like Dragon Ball Evolution I wonder.
It's an action movie with a lot of top-tier talent attached to it, it's not surprising to see it top around this time of year, especially the weekend after Valentine's when you should expect a drop-off in the performance of romcoms.
 
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It's an action movie with a lot of top-tier talent attached to it, it's not surprising to see it top around this time of year, especially the weekend after Valentine's when you should expect a drop-off in the performance of romcoms.
I'm just surprised with Alita being at the top since live action movie adaptations of manga/anime (well OVA adaptations in this case) series don't really do too well usually, still not gonna see it though since the manga itself is mediocre imo and I doubt the movie will change my opinion of it (that and Alita really creeps me out in this movie lol). Of course, the movie had James Cameron working on it (not director though? iirc) so I guess it would have done okay at best, though I certainly wasn't expecting it to be at the top. But I'm happy for it's fans that it did well, at least.

Anyway as for new movies the new How to Train Your Dragon looks good, I love the movie series so I'm definitely gonna try and see it in theaters. Pass on Fighting with My Family though, maybe I'll watch it whenever it comes out on TV.
 
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I'm just surprised with Alita being at the top since live action movie adaptations of manga/anime (well OVA adaptations in this case) series don't really do too well usually, still not gonna see it though since the manga itself is mediocre imo and I doubt the movie will change my opinion of it (that and Alita really creeps me out in this movie lol). Of course, the movie had James Cameron working on it (not director though? iirc) so I guess it would have done okay at best, though I certainly wasn't expecting it to be at the top. But I'm happy for it's fans that it did well, at least.
James Cameron and Cristolph Waltz were undoubtedly the big draws (Lana Condor's star is very quickly rising, but she's probably not Why most people went to see it).
 
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Weekend Box Office (February 22 - 24, 2019)

1 How To Train Your Dragon 3 $55,527,000.00
2 Alita: Battle Angel $12,000,000.00
3 The LEGO Movie 2 $10,015,000.00
4 Fighting With My Family $8,012,000.00
5 Isn't It Romantic $7,510,000.00
6 What Men Want $5,200,000.00
7 Happy Death Day 2U $4,988,000.00
8 Cold Pursuit $3,330,000.00
8 The Upside $3,210,000.00
10 Run the Race $2,273,000.00
 
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Alita looks atrocious and I've heard only bad things about it. One to avoid.
I've seen it and it isn't terrible; the main problem is it's basically an overly long trailer, setting up for a sequel.

For an anime adaptation, it's fairly accurate and true to the source material, including that one scene that put me off Alita back in the 90s.
 
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Movies Coming Soon March 1st, 2019


03/01/19
Greta
Plot: Frances is a young woman trying to to make it on her own in New York, perhaps a bit too innocent and naive for the big city. But when she returns a handbag she finds on the subway, she finds a new friend in the lonely Greta, a somewhat eccentric and lonely French piano teacher. As Greta and Frances become closer, however, Frances discovers more of the same handbag and realizes that Greta is not who she appears to be and as the facade falls away, madness intervenes.


03/01/19
A Madea Family Funeral
Plot: The family that stays together, mourns together as Madea and the entire family find themselves in backwood Georgia for a funeral. But even as things are planned, secrets long buried threaten to come out.
 
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Weekend Box Office (March 1 - 3, 2019)

1 How To Train Your Dragon 3 $30,050,000.00
2 A Madea Family Funeral $27,050,000.00
3 Alita: Battle Angel $7,000,000.00
4 The LEGO Movie 2 $6,615,000.00
5 Green Book $4,710,000.00
6 Fighting With My Family $4,691,000.00
7 Isn't It Romantic $4,645,000.00
8 Greta $4,585,000.00
9 What Men Want $2,700,000.00
10 Happy Death Day 2U $2,520,000.00
 
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Movies Coming Soon March 8th, 2019


03/08/19
Captain Marvel
Plot: Air Force pilot Carol Danvers finds herself transformed into an incredibly powerful individual after an accident, rescued by an alien race, the Kree and imbued with their own power. Joining the elite warrior team, the Starforce, led by commander Mar-Vell, she returns to Earth when she finds out her home planet is in the middle of a war between the Kree and the shape-shifting Skrulls. Beyond fighting this war, she hopes to learn more about her past and she catches the attention of Nick Fury, a bureaucrat who will one day go on to become the director of S.H.I.E.L.D.
 
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I dislike Carol in the comics, Brie Larson is wooden as hell, and the reviews (which are normally all-praise, as if the MCU is the second coming of Raimi) are mixed, so it looks like it's going to suck really hard. I can't wait to watch it.
 
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Gonna skip out on Captain Marvel, lately I haven't been liking Marvel as much as I used to. Still gotta see How To Train Your Dragon 3 though, so I'll try and see it this weekend.
 
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Weekend Box Office (March 8 - 10, 2019)

1 Captain Marvel $153,000,000.00
2 How To Train Your Dragon 3 $14,700,000.00
3 A Madea Family Funeral $12,050,000.00
4 The LEGO Movie 2 $3,825,000.00
5 Alita: Battle Angel $3,200,000.00
6 Green Book $2,490,000.00
7 Isn't It Romantic $2,410,000.00
8 Fighting With My Family $2,189,000.00
9 Greta $2,161,000.00
10 Apollo 11 $1,300,000.00
 
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