Box Office: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Holds Off ‘A Madea Family Funeral’


“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” repeated as the box-office champ despite strong competition from “A Madea Family Funeral.”
The final installment in the “Dragon” trilogy took in another $30 million in its second weekend: It’s earned $97.6 million so far in North America. During their box-office runs, the first two films earned  $217 million and $177 million, respectively.


In second place, Tyler Perry’s final Madea film opened ahead of expectations, with $27 million from 2,442 theaters. Perry has played the character in 11 films over the last 15 years.


“Greta,” a thriller in which an unstable Isabelle Huppert stalks Chloë Grace Moretz, had a disappointing debut. The film from “Interview With the Vampire” director Neil Jordan landed in eighth place with $4.5 million from 2,411 theaters.


Meanwhile, “Green Book” saw a huge bump after winning the Oscar for Best Picture. The drama expanded to 2,600 screens, surging from 11th to fifth place with $4.7 million in its 16th weekend of release. The film, which also won Best Original Screenplay and and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, has now earned $75 million domestically and $74 million overseas.


Best Animated Feature winner “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” also returned to more theaters after its Oscar win, taking in $2.1 million from 2,404 locations. It’s earned $360 million globally, including $187 million at the domestic box office.

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And a limited rerelease of “A Star is Born” with 12 minutes of additional footage, saw a 209% increase in ticket sales. (This despite already being available on DVD and Blu-ray). It was nominated for 7 Oscars and won 1 for Best Original Song.


In limited release, the documentary “Apollo 11” made $1.65 million from 120 IMAX screens. The film, which contains previously unseen footage from Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s historic 1969 moon landing, expands nationwide on March 8.
1. “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” $30,046,000
2 . “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” $27,050,000
3. “Alita: Battle Angel,” $7,000,000
4. “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” $6,615,000
5. “Green Book,” $4,711,000
6. “Fighting With My Family,” $4,691,284
7. “Isn’t It Romantic,” $4,645,000
8. “Greta,” $4,585,000
9. “What Men Want,” $2,700,000
10. “Happy Death Day 2U,” $2,516,000
[Via Variety]

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