LOS ANGELES, (CelebrityAccess) — Universal’s animated How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World roared back to life this weekend, taking top honors in North American theaters one week ahead of its debut in China.
Dragon’s North American opening generated an estimated $55.5M from 4,259 theaters in its opening weekend in North America, and $90.2M worldwide, handily beating projections that had suggested a debut of $40-$45 million and the best in the history of the franchise.
Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the film features voice work by of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham.
Also seeing traction at the box office this weekend was 20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel, which landed in China for a $65m debut, contributing to its $104.4m worldwide weekend take.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 24, are below.
- Alita: Battle Angel – 20th Century Fox – $104.4M
- How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Universal – $90.2M
- Wandering Earth, The – Multiple – $36.7M
- Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The – Warner Bros. – $20.3M
- Happy Death Day 2U – Universal – $11.1M
- Total Dhamaal – 20th Century Fox – $10.9M
- Green Book – Multiple – $10.7M
- Cold Pursuit – Multiple – $9.2M
- Fighting With My Family – Multiple – $8.5M
- Pegasus – Multiple – $8.4M
- Crazy Alien – Huoerguosi Enlight Media – $8.3M
- Svaha: The Sixth Finger – CJ Entertainment – $7.6M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, February 24, are below.
- How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Universal – $55.5M
- Alita: Battle Angel – 20th Century Fox – $12.0M
- Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, The – Warner Bros. – $10.0M
- Fighting With My Family – MGM – $8.0M
- Isn’t It Romantic – Warner Bros. – $7.5M
- What Men Want – Paramount – $5.2M
- Happy Death Day 2U – Universal – $5.0M
- Cold Pursuit – Lionsgate – $3.3M
- Upside, The – STX Entertainment – $3.2M
- Run The Race – Roadside Attractions – $2.3M
- Green Book – Universal – $2.1M
- Glass – Universal – $1.8M