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DreamWorks Animation Pushes ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ to 2017

How to Train Your Dragon 2’ crosses the $600 million mark on Labor Day, while the third installment has been pushed back a year.

DreamWorks Animation announced on Tuesday that How to Train Your Dragon 2 crossed the $600 million mark on Labor Day, while the third installment has been pushed back a year.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is now the highest-grossing animated film of the year and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre. Through Monday, How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed $174 million domestically and $426 million in international markets.

How to Train Your Dragon 3 had been facing Pixar’s Finding Dory and the Shane Black-directed The Nice Guys on June 17, 2016. The film will now release on June 9, 2017, right before the second LEGO Movie comes out on May 26, and a week after another as-yet untitled Pixar film is set to release.

Read the full press release, below:

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Crosses $600,000,000

LOS ANGELES -- DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon 2 continues to breathe fire into the global box office as it officially crossed the$600,000,000 mark on Labor Day. A record-breaking opening in China coupled with phenomenal success in territories around the world have catapulted Dragon 2 to become the highest grossing animated film of the year and one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

On the heels of the success of their latest epic adventure, Hiccup and Toothless have plans to soar across the big screen once again with the announcement of the third chapter in DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon series shifting to a June 9, 2017 release date.  From the same creative team as the first two films, writer/director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold, How to Train Your Dragon 3 continues the story where the sequel leaves off (sorry folks, no spoilers here).  Returning cast includes Jay Baruchel as Hiccup, America Ferrera as Astrid andCate Blanchett as Valka. 

Through Monday, How to Train Your Dragon 2 has grossed $174 million domestically and$426 million in international markets. 

Source: DreamWorks Animation

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