Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle Manga to Take a Two-Month Break

This year’s 23rd issue of Kodansha’s Evening magazine has announced that Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle (Gunnm: Kasei Senki) manga series is taking a two-month break. The manga will return in the magazine’s fourth 2020 issue on January 28, 2020.

The manga recently returned from a one month break from September 3 to October 8, 2019. The chapter that Kishiro serialized on August 27, 2019 also had a reduced page count due to his illness.

Kodansha Comics began releasing Battle Angel Alita: Mars Chronicle in English in February 2018. The company published the sixth volume on April 30, 2019. Kishiro launched the manga in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in April 2014, and Kodansha published the manga’s sixth volume in Japan in November 2018.

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Alita: Battle Angel Film Earns Over US$400 Million Worldwide

Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live-action film of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, earned US$1.08 million in the United States to rank #10 in its sixth weekend. The film has now earned an estimated US$83,814,378 domestically. The film also now has an estimated overseas gross of US$316,201,339, and a worldwide total estimated at US$400,015,717.

The movie has a reported production budget of US$200 million (US$170 million after tax credits). Entertainment news source Deadline has stated that its sources are estimating the film will earn a final total of more than US$400 million worldwide. The site had earlier stated that Fox has said the number the film needs to make to break even is US$350-US$400 million, but Deadline added “other finance film sources with knowledge of the budget” state that number at US$500 million or more.

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Alita: Battle Angel Film Earns US$81 Million in the United States and US$394 Million Worldwide

Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live-action film of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, earned US$1.9 million in the United States to rank #9 in its fifth weekend. The film has now earned an estimated US$81,821,539 domestically. The film also now has an estimated overseas gross of US$312,223,838, and a worldwide total estimated at US$394,045,377.

The movie has a reported production budget of US$200 million (US$170 million after tax credits). Entertainment news source Deadline stated its sources are estimating the film will earn a final total of more than US$400 million worldwide. The site had earlier stated that Fox has said the number the film needs to make to break even is US$350-US$400 million, but Deadline added “other finance film sources with knowledge of the budget” state that number at US$500 million or more.

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Alita: Battle Angel Film Earns US$78 Million in the United States

Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live-action film of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, earned US$3.2 million in the United States to rank #5 in its fourth weekend. The film has now earned US$78 million domestically. The film also earned an additional US$11.6 million overseas, with the film now having an estimated overseas gross of US$304,313,053, and a worldwide total estimated at US$382,659,117.

The film also dropped off the Japanese top 10 chart in its third weekend.

The movie has a reported production budget of US$200 million (US$170 million after tax credits). Deadline stated its sources are estimating the film will earn a final total of more than US$400 million worldwide. The site had earlier stated that Fox has said the number the film needs to make to break even is US$350-US$400 million, but Deadline added “other finance film sources with knowledge of the budget” state that number at US$500 million or more.

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Alita: Battle Angel Film to Earn an Estimated US$41.7 Million in the United States in Five Days

The Box Office Mojo website is listing Alita: Battle Angel — James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live-action film of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga — with an estimated opening weekend earning of US$27.8 million, and a current four-day estimated domestic total of US$36,516,232, with a five-day gross of US$41.7 million. The film ranked #1 in the United States in its opening weekend.

The film is currently listed with an estimated foreign gross of US$94,369,663, with an estimated worldwide total of US$130,885,895. Entertainment news websites Deadline and Variety have reported that the film earned US$56.2 million in 86 markets outside of the United States over the weekend, including US$6.5 million in Russia, US$4.2 million in Mexico, US$2.9 million in Australia, and US$2.5 million in Thailand.

Deadline also stated that the U.S. box office saw its worst President’s Day weekend for earnings since 2001.

The film earned US$8,716,232 on its opening day in the United States on February 14, 2019, with a per-screen average of US$2,300 over 3,790 theaters.

The movie has a reported production budget between US$150 million and US$200 million.

The film will open in China and Japan on February 22, 2019. The movie will get 4DX screenings in Japan.

Source: ANN

Alita: Battle Angel Film Earns US$8.7 Million on Opening Day in the United States

The Box Office Mojo website is listing that Alita: Battle Angel, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s live-action film of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, earned US$8,716,232 on its opening day in the United States on February 14, 2019. The film screened in 3,790 theaters for a per-screen average of US$2,300. The film ranked #1 in the U.S. on February 14, 2019.

The film has already earned US$32 million in 11 territories in Asia and the United Kingdom, where it opened a week before the U.S. debut.

While recent forecasts were tracking the film to earn US$25 million in its first five days, forecasts now predict the film to earn around US$37 million in that same time period. The movie has a reported production budget between US$150 million and US$200 million.

The film will open in China and Japan on February 22, 2019. In addition, the movie will get 4DX screenings in Japan.

Source: ANN

Kodansha Comics Releases Battle Angel Alita Manga Digitally Before Print Release

Kodansha Comics has announced that its English language release of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga will be available digitally on comiXology and Kindle before its print release. Volumes 1-3 are available now in the comiXology Originals line for US$10.99 each or free with comiXology membership. Volumes 4-6 are set for release in August 2017 and volumes 6-9 will release in October 2017. The previously announced hardcover deluxe editions will be available starting in November 2017.

Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita manga ran in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine from 1990 to 1995, followed by the 1995-1996 prequel Ashen Victor and the single-volume GUNNM: Other Stories. The story continued in 2001 with the partial retelling Battle Angel Alita: Last Order, which moved to Kodansha’s Evening magazine as the result of an issue between Kishiro and Shueisha’s Ultra Jump magazine. The newest manga, Gunnm: Kasei Senki (Battle Angel Alita: The Martian War Chronicles), launched in Kodansha’s Evening magazine in 2014.

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