‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Fights Off ‘Madea’ at the Box Office
This week moviegoers had the option to see “Greta” and “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” in theaters, but more chose to see last week’s animated-comedy “How to Train Your Dragon 3.” The box office is light on new content this week because “Captain Marvel” is launching nationwide next weekend, but the lull at the box office was good news for this month’s earlier releases and Oscar winners.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” topped the domestic box office this weekend, bringing in $30M across 4,286 locations. Now in its second week in theaters, “How to Train Your Dragon 3” has made over $97.6M domestically. Dean DeBlois directed “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”; the film features the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, F. Murray Abraham, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, and Kit Harington.
“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” landed in second-place with a $27M weekend; the comedy opened across 2,442 locations. “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” was written and directed by Tyler Perry, who also stars in the film.
FOX’s “Alita: Battle Angel ” dropped to third-place on the domestic charts with a $7M weekend. This is the film’s third week in theaters, and the movie has already made over $72M domestically for the studio. “Alita: Battle Angel” was directed by Robert Rodriguez and the film features Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, Ed Skrein, and Jackie Earle Haley.
“The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” landed in fourth-place overall with a $6.6M weekend across 3,458 locations. The animated-comedy hit theaters four weeks ago and has made $91.6M domestically. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” was directed by Mike Mitchell, the film features the voice talents of Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Tiffany Haddish, Alison Brie, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Maya Rudolph, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill.
An Oscar win helped “Green Book” jump onto the Top Five this week. The drama reached fifth-place overall with a $4.7M weekend across 2,641 locations. Peter Farrelly directed the film, which stars Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, and Linda Cardellini.
Not making the top five but worth mentioning is “Greta” from Focus Features. The film brought in $4.5M across 2,411 locations this week, landing in eighth-place overall on the domestic charts. “Greta” was directed by Neil Jordan, the film features Chloe Moretz, Maika Monroe, Isabelle Huppert, and Colm Feore.
These new releases will have to compete with “Captain Marvel” next weekend, from directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. The big Marvel installment features Brie Larson in the titular role, with Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Mckenna Grace, Clark Gregg, and Jude Law. “Captain Marvel” gets the weekend to soar solo, but the following weekend she will have to battle the YA drama “Five Feet Apart” and the animated-comedy “Wonder Park.”
The Weekend Box Office Results are updated every Sunday.