Toothless and Hiccup managed to stay circling high above the competition at the US box office this weekend, as How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World fought off Tyler Perry’s latest Madea movie, A Madea Family Funeral, to take the top spot with an estimated $30 million.
Universal’s trilogy capping adventure dipped -45% during its sophomore frame, for a running total of 97.6 million after ten days on release, which is an improvement on How to Train Your Dragon 2, which stood at $94 million at the same stage. Globally HTTYD3 now has $375 million in the bank, a total boosted by its $33.4 million opening weekend in China.
In second place is the ninth, NINTH!, installment in Tyler Perry’s Madea franchise, A Madea Family Funeral, which delivered the fourth largest opening for his phenomenally successful creation, and might yet convince Lionsgate to talk Perry out of retiring the character for good.
Alita: Battle Angel took another big hit over the three day period, earning just $7 million, for a domestic cume that now stands at $72 million. What’s pushing the James Cameron produced epic towards the kind of numbers that the film’s sequel baiting narrative had hope for are the international returns. The film added another $40.4 million to its tally, pushing the worldwide gross to around $350 million.
Another film struggling to match industry expectations is The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which landed in fourth with $6.6 million, and a US cume of $91.6 million, which is around half of what the original film had grossed by the same point in its run. Unfortunately the sequel also appears to have hit a brick wall internationally, where it could only piece together a meagre $6.1 million, leading to a worldwide total of $152.8 million. In comparison, The LEGO Movie ended its run with $469 million, and The LEGO Batman Movie took home $311 million.
Other notable mentions are reserved for the post Oscar bump given to Green Book, which raked in another $4.7 million off the back of its Best Picture win, and the $1.65 million taken by Neon’s IMAX documentary, Apollo 11, which expands nationwide alongside the debut of a certain Captain Marvel next week.
You can see the full chart over at BoxOfficeMojo.