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.
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