The 2019 box office finally received a shot of adrenaline to the chest courtesy of DreamWorks Animation. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World soared this weekend to with $55.5 million, easily snagging the top spot as well as the largest debut of the year so far, topping Glass by more than $15 million. It’s also the largest opening for the animated franchise, topping How to Train Your Dragon 2‘s $49.4 million in 2014.
Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel landed in second with $12 million. That’s a 58% drop from its last frame, where the film outperformed expectations. Internationally, Alita currently sits at $262 million after a $62.2 million debut in China. The film still has a ways to go yet to break even following its reported $170 million production budget.
Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie 2 stacked itself in third place this weekend. After the critical and financial success of the first film, the sequel has struggled to live up to expectations, dropping 52% from last weekend to $9.8 million. The future of LEGO 2 doesn’t look any better now that The Hidden World has flown on to the scene. Globally, the film’s total is $136 million.
At number four is the Dwayne Johnson produces wrestling comedy Fighting with My Family, which expanded its run this weekend. In doing so, the film championed an additional $7.2 million haul.
Rounding out the top five was New Line’s send up of the romantic comedy genre, Isn’t It Romantic, pushing its domestic cume close to $34 million. The film’s performance seems to be weakening the further from Valentines Day we get.
Looking ahead to next weekend, new releases include Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral and the suspense thriller Greta. Expect some Oscar-winning films to also make a comeback at your local theater following Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
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