How to Train Your Dragon Tops Madea for Second-Straight Win

How to Train Your Dragon Tops Madea for Second-Straight Win

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal PicturesDreamWorks Animation) remained in first place domestically a second weekend with $30 million, a drop of 45% in ticket sales. The third installment has collected $97.7 million in North America so far. Internationally, The Hidden World added $52 million from 61 territories ($33.4 million from China) and is up to $277.7 million, for a worldwide total of $375.4 million. Written and directed by Dean DeBlois, the sequel features the voices of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Kit Harrington, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham. The movie was made for $129 million.

Tyler Perry’s last turn as Madea in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral (Lionsgate) opened in second place with an estimated $27.1 million from 2,442 theaters, an average of $11,077 per theater. The comedy received an A- CinemaScore from audiences. Written, directed and produced by Tyler PerryA Madea Family Funeral stars Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, and Perry in multiple roles. Perry has portrayed Madea in 11 films and 11 plays.

Dropping a spot to third place, 20th Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel added $7 million domestically to take its domestic total to $72.2 million after three weeks. Internationally, the graphic novel adaptation posted $40.4 million from 81 markets and has now earned $278.2 million (with $112.1 million from China). Made for $170 million, Alita has now grossed $350.5 million worldwide. Directed by Robert Rodriguez, the film stars Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, Jackie Earle Haley, and Keean Johnson.

Fourth place belonged to The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros. Pictures), which earned $6.6 million and has made $91.7 million after four weeks. The sequel also took in $6.1 million from 74 overseas markets and is up to $61.1 million, for a worldwide sum of $152.8 million. Directed by Mike Mitchell, The Second Part features the voices of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Tiffany Haddish, Stephanie Beatriz, and Arturo Castro.

Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Green Book (Universal Pictures) jumped from 11th place to fifth with $4.7 million and has earned $75.9 million domestically. The movie has grossed $112.1 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $188 million. Made for $23 million, the Peter Farrelly drama stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, and P.J. Byrne.

MGM’s Fighting with My Family earned $4.7 million in sixth place and has made $14.9 million after three weeks. The film also opened in the UK at No. 1 with $2.64 million from 568 screens. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant, Fighting with My Family stars Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, and Dwayne Johnson.

New Line Cinema’s Isn’t It Romantic earned $4.6 million in seventh place and has made $40.3 million after three weeks. Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, the film stars Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Adam Devine, and Priyanka Chopra.

Also, Focus Features’ Greta debuted in eighth place with $4.58 million from 2,411 theaters, an average of $1,902 per location. The suspense thriller was directed by Neil Jordan and stars Isabelle HuppertChloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, and Stephen Rea.

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