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Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ Soars with $55.5M Domestic Debut

DreamWorks Animation’s crowd-pleasing conclusion to one of the most beloved animated trilogies of all time reaches a global tally of $275 million and counting for distributor Universal Pictures.

Series writer-director Dean DeBlois and an all-star cast led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera return for this satisfying third installment of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series.

Universal Pictures’ inaugural release from DreamWorks Animation, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, soared to the top of the North American box office this past weekend, exceeding studio and industry projections with an estimated $55.53 million. This marks the biggest opening weekend in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise and the highest-grossing opening of 2019 to date.

The crowd-pleasing conclusion to one of the most beloved animated trilogies of all time has been captivating audiences overseas since January and crossed $200 million internationally this weekend, bringing the global tally to $275 million and counting.

The Hidden World had an outstanding start at the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $55.53 million. With the $2.5 million from exclusive Fandango screenings earlier this month, the estimated domestic total for the film is $58.03 million.

Overseas, The Hidden World opened in nine markets this weekend, including Russia ($11.2 million) and Spain ($2.8 million). Ranking third for the weekend internationally, the film opened in first place in all opening markets.

Series writer-director Dean DeBlois and an all-star cast led by Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera returned for this satisfying third installment of the How to Train Your Dragon series -- a franchise that has already grossed more than $1.1 billion at the global box office.

With the coveted “A” CinemaScore and a 91% “Certified Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as resounding positive sentiment from audiences and a deeply dedicated fan base, the studio anticipates a healthy run for How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World at the global box office.

Source: Universal Pictures

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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