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.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.