Monday, February 25, 2019
Monday's Headlines | Weekend Box Office
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" opened well above analyst predictions of $40 million with $55.5 million, according to estimates from measurement firm Comscore. It’s the highest opening weekend thus far in 2019 and a franchise best.
A finale to the DreamWorks Animation's "Dragon" trilogy, "The Hidden World" out-earned both its predecessor, "How to Train Your Dragon 2," which was released by Fox and earned $49 million in 2014, and the original "How to Train Your Dragon," which was released by Paramount and earned $44 million in 2010.
The $129-million movie got a head start internationally last month and has already grossed $274.9 million globally. It was also a hit with critics with a 91% "fresh" rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.
At No. 2, Fox's "Alita: Battle Angel" added $12 million in its second weekend (a 58% drop) for a cumulative $60.7 million.
Warner Bros.' "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" came in third, adding $10 million in its third weekend (a 52% drop) for a cumulative $83.6 million.
In fourth place, MGM's "Fighting With My Family" expanded into wide release, earning $8 million and a cumulative $8.2 million. The PG-13 comedy currently stands at 90% "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rounding out the top five, Warner Bros.' "Isn't It Romantic" added $7.5 million in its second weekend, a 47% drop, for a cumulative $33.8 million