Box Office Mojo is reporting that How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is taking the top spot of the weekend again, beating out the final Madea film, A Madea Family Funeral. It isn’t surprising considering how beloved the franchise has become and the great reviews for the third, and possibly last, installment.
The final Madea film still did better than expected, with the fourth best opening in the series. This installment is fairing pretty well with an A- Cinemascore but is still trending away from youths with over 3/4 of the viewers coming from the “Above 25” demographic.
Alita: Battle Angel is hitting third place for the weekend. Domestically, it is flopping pretty hard but it may still see a sequel due to worldwide take, which I was expecting.
Lastly, Oscar-winning Best Picture Green Book is placing in fifth, seeing a definite lift in viewers since winning the golden statue. Green Book ended up in my Top 10 of 2018, so this is good news to me.
So here we have it, the top five of the weekend:
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($30 million)
- A Madea Family Funeral ($27 million)
- Alita: Battle Angel ($7 million)
- The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part ($6.6 million)
- Green Book ($4.7 million)
Have you seen any of these films? What are your thoughts on the box office take for the weekend? Let me know/Drop a comment below!
-Kyle A. Goethe