Alita: Battle Angel–Sci-Fi Actioner, Produced by Cameron, Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel dominated North American moviegoing on Valentine’s Day with a first-day launch of $8.7 million at 3,790 locations, including previews.

Fox’s science-fiction actioner, produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, should earn about $37 million during its first five days of release through Presidents Day on Monday.

Alita: Battle Angel is a costly movie for Fox, due to its $170 million production budget.

Rosa Salazar stars as a cyborg with a mysterious past.

The film, based on popular Japanese manga, had a solid start overseas last weekend, where it earned $32 million from 11 international territories.