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Battle at the Box Office 2/25

By Zach

While most eyes were on the Oscars over the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World took the top at the box office, closing out the series with a franchise high opening.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 took in $55.5 million, which is the biggest opening of the year so far and topping HTTYD 2 by $6 million.  It’s also the 8th best opening for Dreamworks Animation between Monsters vs Aliens and Home. The movie has been out internationally for weeks and has racked up a global total of $274.9 million.

Alita: Battle Angel dropped to second with $12 million, down 57.9% from last week’s #1 opening.  It opened in China to a #1 opening in that market with $62.2 million and it’s made a total of $263 million so far but needs probably at least around $500 million worldwide to break even.

The Lego Movie 2 was third place with $10 million.  It has made $83.6 million so far, which is a massive $50 million off from where The Lego Batman Movie was in the same time frame.  Its worldwide total is $136 million.

Fighting With My Family made it’s wide debut and took in $8 million, which is on the low end of expectations.  It garnered great reviews and has an A- from Cinemascore, so it might be a word of mouth movie that either builds or maintains over the next few weeks.

Isn’t It Romantic rounded out the top 5 with another $7.5 million, bringing it to $33.7 million for two weeks out.

Christian focused Run the Race found itself in the top 10 at #10 with $2.3 million in only 853 theaters.  That puts it slightly ahead of last year’s Unbroken: Road to Redemption, which was in double the number of theaters.

The Per Theater average went to How to Train Your Dragon 3, which took in $13,038 in each of its 4,259 theaters but second place was CatVideoFest 2019, a compilation of internet cat videos, took in $7,530 in 2 theaters and it seems to be a traveling show that will be in my neck of the woods in March.

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