Weekend Box Office: 'How To Train Your Dragon 3' Holds Off Madea For Second Straight Win At Box Office

By: Todd Betzold

It may be the final film for Madea, but it wasn't enough to take down How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World this past weekend at the box office. How to Train Your Dragon 3 held strong, as it took in $30 million in it's second weekend to nab the top spot in the weekend box office numbers!

We had the opening weekend for A Madea Family Funeral, which is Tyler Perry's final movie as madea. This is the ninth movie in the Madea franchise and it performed a lot better than expected, as it took in $27 million for the weekend. Those figures are the fourth highest opening for the Madea franchise.

Coming in besides the big winners for the weekend box office was Alita: Battle Angel, which finished in third place with $7 million. For fourth place, it was The LEGO Movie 2, which took in $6.6 million, which has now taken in $91.6 million domestically since it opened. Round out the Top 5 is Green Book, winner of Oscar's Best Picture last weekend. That Oscar win definitely helped boost the appeal of the movie, as Box Office Mojo reported it saw a +121% increase in box office numbers, as it earned $4.7 million. That brings up it's domestic total to $75 million since opening.

Greta was another new movie that opened this past weekend, but it couldn't crack the Top 5. It took in $4.58 million in 2.411 theaters, so only $1.902 per location. Not great numbers for the new movie, but it seems to be on par for what Box Office Mojo was predicting.

On a side note, Ralph Breaks the Internet did pass the $200 million mark domestically, which beat out the first film. The original made $189.4 million domestically back in 2012. We have Captain Marvel opening this weekend, so we should expect some huge box office numbers coming soon!

What movie did you see this past weekend?


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