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‘How to Train Your Dragon’ On Top Again as Annual Box Office Down 25 Percent

‘How to Train Your Dragon’ On Top Again as Annual Box Office Down 25 Percent

This weekend was a first for 2019: Two films grossed over $25 million, led by the second weekend of “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” and a better-than-expected opening for “A Madea Family Funeral.” That’s great news ahead of next weekend, when Disney’s “Captain Marvel” is expected to open over $100 million. Still, with the “Black Panther” performance in the comp, year-over-year performance remains at a staggering 25 percent down.

Dragon,” which surprised with its series-best domestic opening, fell 45 percent its second weekend, just about even with the previous release. It is at $375 million worldwide, with most countries now open. The DreamWorks Animation series is on its third distributor, so anything close to the previous success is particularly gratifying for the studio.

It’s the best second-weekend result this year, and the best second weekend for an animated release since “The Grinch” — and that’s with “Ralph Breaks the Internet,

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