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It might not be up for an Oscar, but Universal's new film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World soared to the top of the U.S. box office, taking $55.5million.
That three-day estimate from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations put the animated film ahead of the two earlier instalments in the Train Your Dragon trilogy, neither of which hit the $50 million mark.
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And that also makes it the top domestic opener of the year so far, according to Variety.com.
The new movie, with Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett and F. Murray Abraham reprising their voice roles, tells the story of Hiccup and his dragon Toothless as a surging dragon population forces them to seek a Hidden World supposed to be a Utopia for the winged creatures.
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