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Finally, some hope at the box office!

Universal’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World took the number one spot, as was expected. What wasn’t expected; however, was that it opened larger than both previous films in the franchise.

The Hidden World, the third and supposedly final film in the franchise, opened to a series best of $55.5 million. The first two flicks didn’t even crack $50 million in their opening weekends.

Alita: Battle Angel fell hard from first to second this week dropping 57.9% to bring in $12 million raising the domestic cume to $60.6 million. The story is a bit better internationally as Alita opened in China this weekend to the tune of $62.2 million. That brings the international take to $202 million.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part dropped 51.9% from two to three and brought in $10 million raising its domestic total to $83.6 million. It shocks me how quickly audiences have given up on this franchise.

Fighting with My Family went wide this weekend in 2,711 theatres and brought in $8 million for a fourth place finish. It’s at $8.2 million domestic. If you haven’t yet, check out our Editor-in-Chief’s ringing endorsement of the film via his full review.

Rounding out the top five is Isn’t It Romantic with $7.5 million. It’s now at $33.7 million domestic.

Next week we get the release of A Medea Family Funeral. The marketing promises this will be the last Medea film… One can only hope.

Here’s the full top ten. As always, worldwide numbers include the domestic takes, so if you need to know what the international numbers are you’ll have to break out the calculator.

Rank Title Weekend Take Domestic Total Worldwide Total
1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $55,527,000 $58,027,000 $274,927,000
2. Alita: Battle Angel $12,000,000 $60,681,068 $263,358,391
3. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part $10,015,000 $83,619,039 $136,619,039
4. Fighting With My Family $8,012,000 $8,227,021 N/A
5. Isn’t It Romantic $7,510,000 $33,768,742 N/A
6. What Men Want $5,200,000 $45,061,066 $49,661,066
7. Happy Death Day 2U $4,988,000 $21,611,880 $42,511,880
8. Cold Pursuit $3,300,000 $27,085,567 $35,493,708
9. The Upside $3,210,000 $99,749,409 $110,549,409
10. Run the Race $2,273,050 $2,273,050 N/ASOURCE: Box Office Mojo

Philip Sticco

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