A good portion of the overseas earnings stay in their respective countries, which is why is preferable to make most of the money in the domestic box office. It's not a flop but it definitely underperformed, to the point it won't make its budget back by a smidge.
is still right though, and I'd add that the reason why many here latched onto Alita is because they want to fuck her, that's it. Just like it happened with Peni, she looks innocent and non-threatening, unlike Carol who's aggressive and warrior-like, a total turn-off for shut-in nerds whose idea of a girlfriend is some quiet, conservative and "innocent" girl (barely legal preferably, though some prefer younger) to pervert to their wishes while keeping a "pure" facade. Basically real life anime.
All this is pretty transparent to anyone with a brain, but they disguise it with false activism.