2ND UPDATE, 8:15 PM. We're now hearing that New Line's Rebel Wilson comedy Is not It Romantic is leading over Universal Death's Day Happy Death Day 2U $ 1.75M to $ 1M in their opening days. Nothing to be alarmed about as business will recover tomorrow on date night, Valentine's Day, and into the weekend.
Neither title held previews last night and this is all a tee-off for the six-day Presidents Day stretch. Both Warners and Uni are counting today as 'previews' for both films. Uni specifically bowed HDD2U today out of respect for the one-year anniversary of the Parkland Shooting (which is tomorrow).
Fox's Alita: Battle Angel started previews tonight at 7 PM before its full-day start tomorrow. The Robert Rodriguez-directed, Lightstorm produced movie will play in 3,790 locations with the full suite of Imax, Dolby and 3D.
Happy Death Day 2U is booked at 3,1
Yesterday's preview provides the lowdown of how these pics will settle.