“How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” was the clear winner at the Box Office over the weekend, with $55 million, surpassing expectations and likely already entering into the Oscar discussion for next year’s Best Animated Feature category. An average of $12,919 in 4,259 theaters was enough to earn it the POPCORN AWARD as well. But with the Oscars this weekend, people were staying away from the theaters, as the next closest film was “Alita: Battle Angel” with $12.3 million. Last weekend’s release “Fighting With My Family” got a bigger push this weekend and earned a spot at Number Four with $7.8 million, grabbing a ROCKET on its way up the List from Number 41 to Number Four, as well as the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD with an increase of +5,529.9%. New release faith-based film “Run The Race” rounded out the Top Ten, earning $2.1 million. And foreign language films “Total Dhamaal” and “Gully Boy” finished at Number 14 and 15 respectively, each earning almost $1 million.

Also popping onto the List was the Mads Mikkelsen film “Arctic,” which debuted four weeks ago, finishing this weekend at Number 24. The only other film to move up was Academy Award nominee “Vice,” which jumped from Number 22 to Number 18. Four titles took dips of five spots or more, including the Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” along with its competitor in that category, “Ralph Breaks The Internet.” DC’s “Aquaman” was also among them as was Peter Jackson’s documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old,” which fell 10 spots and earned itself a BOMB. Falling off the List completely, as predicted were “Cold War,” “Bumblebee,” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” along with three more films, “A Dog’s Way Home,” “Escape Room,” and “Miss Bala.”

Next weekend feels like it will go to “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” for the second straight weekend, but never count out the debut of “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” with Madea often overproducing at the box office. Aiming for $23 million, “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” would have to fall over 50%, which is highly unlikely for an animated film with very little competition at the moment, or “Madea” would have to come in much stronger. What has been announced as Tyler Perry’s final turn as Madea, that could be enough to bring the big, surprise audiences. Also debuting is “Greta,” starring Chloe Grace Moretz, however, no projections were available at the time of this article, so simply expect it to land somewhere on the List. The only other film that could have a shot at landing on the List is the newest release from Gaspar Noe titled “Climax,” which has already garnered some arthouse buzz. Making room for those titles, expect the Oscar-nominated films that did not win to start dropping off. The most likely to be gone will be the Oscar Nominated Shorts, which will likely end their theatrical run with the end of the awards season and their availability for streaming. “Ralph Breaks The Internet” had seen a resurgence because of its nomination, so expect that to fall off once again as well. And with its BOMB this weekend, expect “They Shall Not Grow Old” to fall off the List. “Arctic” might have also had a one weekend appearance, so do not be surprised to see that fall off quickly, making room for any surprise debuts over the weekend.

BOX OFFICE KING: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Alita: Battle Angel”
POPCORN AWARD*: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Fighting With My Family”

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Uni)
$55,022,245 ($57,522,245) $129m 1st N
2 Alita: Battle Angel (Fox)
$12,342,291 ($61,023,359) $170m 2nd #1 down
3 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (WB)
$9,683,481 ($83,287,520) $99m* 3rd #2 down
4 Fighting with My Family (MGM)
$7,813,113 ($8,028,134) $99m* 2nd #41
5 Isn’t It Romantic (WB)
$7,121,121 ($33,379,863) $5m* 2nd #3 down
6 What Men Want (Par)
$5,248,197 ($45,109,263) $20m 3rd #4 down
7 Happy Death Day 2U (Uni)
$4,888,785 ($21,511,665) $9m 2nd #5 down
8 Cold Pursuit (LG/S)
$3,210,838 ($26,996,405) $60m* 3rd #6 down
9 The Upside (STX)
$3,177,958 ($99,707,367) $37.5m 7th #7 down
10 Run the Race (RAtt.)
$2,160,713 ($2,160,713) ** 1st N even
11 Green Book (Uni) $2,128,015 ($69,645,701) $23m 15th #10 down
12 Glass (Uni)
$1,769,985 ($107,935,040) $20m 6th #8 down
13 The Prodigy (Orion)
$1,122,595 ($13,503,116) $6m 3rd #9 down
14 Total Dhamaal (FIP)
$989,387 ($989,387) $14m* 1st N even
15 Gully Boy (VPD) $976,466 ($4,216,437) $5.6m* 2nd ** even
16 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Sony) $884,085 ($184,924,110) $90m 11th #11 downdown
17 Aquaman (WB) $759,715 ($332,935,262) $200m* 10th #12 downdown
18 Vice (AP) $633,756 ($47,116,406) $60m* 9th #22
19 Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $624,525 ($213,118,025) $52m 17th #15 down
20 A Star Is Born (WB) $610,148 ($210,843,346) $36m 21st #19 down
21 The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019 (Magn)
$595,220 ($3,202,651) ** 3rd #18 down
22 The Favourite (FoxS) $557,077 ($32,124,805) $15m* 14th #20 down
23 They Shall Not Grow Old (WB)
$540,805 ($16,400,179) ** 10th #13
24 Arctic (BST)
$498,660 ($1,052,465) $2mx* 4th #32
25 Ralph Breaks The Internet (BV)
$375,983 ($199,868,950) $175m 14th #14 downdown

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OFF THE CHARTS THIS WEEK

Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Bumblebee (Par) $126,928,802
($459,246,054)
$135m 10th #3 (-$8.1m)
(+$324.2m)
Cold War (Amazon) $4,095,568
$4.8m* 8th #24 (-$704,432)
A Dog’s Way Home (Sony) $41,177,021
($63,077,021)
$18m 7th #3 (+$23.2m)
(+$45.1m)
Escape Room (Sony) $56,134,737
($118,634,737)
$9m 8th #2
(+$47.1m)
(+$109.6m)

Mary Poppins Returns (BV) $170,933,659
($345,077,322)
$130m 10th #2 (x2)
(+$40.9m)
(+$215.1m)
Miss Bala (Sony) $14,619,517
($14,725,256)
$15m 4th #3
(-$380,483)
(-$274,744)

(OFFICIALLY CLOSED)


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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