‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Soars to the Top of the Weekend Box Office

/Film | 2/25/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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It’s official: people really want to learn how to train their dragons. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third and final entry in the animated franchise, won the weekend box office, hauling in $55.5 million. This is the best debut of any film in the series, probably because audiences couldn’t resist seeing hot older Hiccup and his CGI beard. Meanwhile, Alita: Battle Angel dropped to second place, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part came in third, and Fighting With My Family wrestled its way to fourth place.

Congrats, How to Train Your Dragon 3: you’re number one at the box office, and number one in our hearts. Variety says the animated sequel took in $55.5 million during its opening weekend, making it the biggest opening weekend of the year to date.

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“We’ve been eagerly awaiting our first DreamWorks Animation release, and it’s great to celebrate this milestone with a No. 1 opening,” said Jim Orr, head of domestic distribution, Universal. “[Director] Dean DeBlois has delivered a stunning film for a franchise that’s truly beloved.”

The film is also doing well internationally, earning $216 million so far – and it hasn’t even opened in China yet (that happens March 1).

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While How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was dominating the weekend, last weekend’s winner, Alita: Battle...
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