|#||Movie||Studio||Weekend Gross||Lifetime Gross|
|1||How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World||Universal||$30,046,000||$97,696,275|
|2||Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral||Lionsgate||$27,050,000||$27,050,000|
|3||Alita: Battle Angel||Fox||$7,000,000||$72,231,308|
|4||The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part||WB||$6,615,000||$91,670,040|
|6||Fighting With My Family||MGM||$4,691,284||$14,945,905|
|7||Isn’t It Romantic||WB||$4,645,000||$40,299,003|
|9||What Men Want||Paramount||$2,700,000||$49,641,004|
|10||Happy Death Day 2U||Universal||$2,516,000||$25,282,610|
This weekend’s top ten featured two movies opening in approximately 2,400 theaters, “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral” and “Greta.” And while each got off to a decent start, the weekend’s box office crown will likely go to “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” for a second consecutive week.
Universal’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will hold on to the top spot in the face of fierce competition by pulling in an estimated $30M. This represents a drop of around 45% from its opening weekend. Its domestic haul now stands at $97.6M. It is currently outpacing its predecessors, but it is not clear whether it will be able to do so going forward.
“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral,” the ninth and final Madea movie pulled in an estimated $27M. This is the fourth largest opening of the franchise, which suggests that Lionsgate may do their best to convince Perry to do more with the character. Look for the film to finish somewhere between $55-65M.
“Alita: Battle Angel” grossed an estimated $7 in its third weekend. The film’s domestic total now stands at $72M.
“Green Book,” the newly minted Best Picture winner played in significantly more theaters this weekend and saw its business increase dramatically. The film pulled in $4.7M, which represents a bump of 121% over last weekend. The film’s domestic haul has now crossed the $75M mark.
The weekend’s other major opener is Focus Features’ thriller, “Greta,” starring Isabelle Huppert. The film pulled in an estimated $4.6M, which is in line with expectations and matches smaller scale horror films like “It Comes At Night.”
The rest of the top ten features quiet weekends from holdovers. As the calendar now shifts to Spring, look for major releases to drive box office results higher. Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” opens next weekend and is already tracking for a +$140M opening in over 4,100 theaters. Stay tuned for a breakdown of the movie’s prospects later on this week!