Weekend Actuals: How to Train Your Dragon 3 Wings It to No. 1 w/ $30.0M; A Madea Family Funeral Strong Runner-Up w/ $27.0M

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Monday Update: Universal’s animated sequel How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World led the box office for a second frame with $30.0M. Its -45.4% sophomore weekend decline was milder than its predecessor’s -50.0% decline.

Lionsgate’s comedy Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeraldebuted in second place with $27.0M. That’s the fourth-best opening weekend of the nine Madea films.

Elsewhere at the box office:

  • Universal’s Green Book, coming off an Academy Award for Best Picture that took many by surprise, more than doubled its previous weekend’s gross to earn $4.5M in sixth place. That ties its previous best weekend rank, having previously ranked #6 for two weekends in late January and early February.
  • Focus Features’ thriller Greta began in eighth place with $4.4M, about in line with expectations.
  • Neon’s moon landing documentary Apollo 11started in 15th place with $1.6M, raising hopes that 2019 could be as successful for documentaries at the box office as 2018 was for the genre.

Comparisons

Total box office this extended weekend was $113.6M.

That’s down -11.3% behind last weekend and also down -23.8% behind this same weekend last year, when Black Panther led for a third frame with $66.3M.

Year-to-date box office stands at $1.55B. That’s -25.7% behind this same date last year, down from -24.6% after last weekend.

However, that comparison may be a bit unfair, since 2019 hasn’t seen a release nearly as big as Black Panther. Most analysts are still predicting 2019’s box office to ultimately beat 2018’s.

Demographics

Among films in this weekend’s top 10, audience demographics by Vertigo for Greta were not yet available.

The audience for Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral in its opening weekend on top was 59.4% female and 65.3% over age 25.

The most male audience in this weekend’s top 10 was Alita: Battle Angel at 69.6%, while the most female audience was Isn’t It Romantic at 71.5%.

The most under-25 audience in this weekend’s top 10 was The LEGO Movie 2 at 56.3%, while the most over-25 audience was Green Book at 93.3%.

A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, is below:


Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)

FRI, MAR. 1 – SUN, MAR. 3

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World $30,028,540 -45% 4,286 27 $7,006 $97,678,815 5 Universal / DreamWorks Animation
2 Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral $27,062,332 2,442 $11,082 $27,062,332 1 Lionsgate
3 Alita: Battle Angel $7,221,417 -41% 3,096 -706 $2,332 $72,452,725 3 20th Century Fox
4 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part $6,600,258 -32% 3,458 -375 $1,909 $91,660,298 6 Warner Bros.
5 Fighting With My Family $4,661,991 -40% 2,855 144 $1,633 $14,916,612 3 MGM
6 Green Book $4,573,320 115% 2,641 1388 $1,732 $75,782,931 16 Universal Pictures
7 Isn’t It Romantic $4,514,602 -37% 3,325 -119 $1,358 $40,168,605 3 Warner Bros.
8 Greta $4,481,910 2,411 $1,859 $4,481,910 1 Focus Features
9 What Men Want $2,763,886 -47% 2,018 -371 $1,370 $49,704,890 4 Paramount
10 Happy Death Day 2U $2,456,240 -50% 2,331 -881 $1,054 $25,222,850 3 Universal Pictures
11 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $2,151,246 143% 2,404 1661 $895 $187,437,456 12 Sony / Columbia
12 The Upside $2,011,496 -37% 1,607 -541 $1,252 $102,800,116 8 STX Entertainment
13 A Star is Born $1,854,207 204% 1,235 490 $1,501 $212,883,546 22 Warner Bros.
14 Cold Pursuit $1,656,170 -48% 1,765 -555 $938 $29,918,299 4 Lionsgate / Summit
15 Run The Race $1,313,619 -39% 1,075 222 $1,222 $4,150,666 2 Roadside Attractions

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Apollo 11 $1,607,040 120 $13,392 $1,607,040 1 Neon
2 Bohemian Rhapsody $961,926 54% 839 415 $1,147 $214,453,523 18 20th Century Fox
3 Glass $892,320 -50% 756 -690 $1,180 $109,462,570 7 Universal
4 The Favourite $813,941 46% 742 454 $1,097 $33,205,980 15 Fox Searchlight
5 Everybody Knows $467,520 49% 209 138 $2,237 $1,263,256 4 Focus Features
6 Aquaman $458,206 -40% 434 -307 $1,056 $333,658,285 12 Warner Bros.
7 Total Dhamaal $439,983 -56% 209 7 $2,105 $1,736,909 2 FIP
8 The Prodigy $422,837 -62% 533 -798 $793 $14,376,402 4 Orion Pictures
9 Arctic $365,049 -27% 268 11 $1,362 $1,632,558 5 Bleecker Street
10 They Shall Not Grow Old $353,968 -35% 368 -80 $962 $17,000,075 11 Warner Bros.
11 Vice $258,428 -59% 262 -440 $986 $47,578,038 10 Annapurna
12 Ralph Breaks the Internet $225,327 -40% 204 -202 $1,105 $200,188,017 15 Disney
13 Mary Poppins Returns $211,693 9% 245 11 $864 $171,224,585 11 Disney
14 Bumblebee $157,679 -28% 157 -71 $1,004 $127,150,766 11 Paramount Pictures
15 If Beale Street Could Talk $137,228 -8% 126 -1 $1,089 $14,643,242 12 Annapurna
16 Cold War $134,119 -55% 128 -131 $1,048 $4,358,690 11 Amazon Studios
17 Never Look Away $130,955 -14% 122 42 $1,073 $666,367 6 Sony Pictures Classics
18 A Dog’s Way Home $127,406 -53% 211 -206 $604 $41,384,359 8 Sony Pictures
19 Escape Room $124,581 -38% 158 -106 $788 $56,327,186 9 Sony Pictures
20 Miss Bala $108,295 -70% 146 -369 $742 $14,870,702 5 Sony Pictures
21 The Mule $108,171 -39% 166 -69 $652 $103,635,501 12 Warner Bros.
22 The Kid Who Would Be King $54,187 -19% 111 -77 $488 $16,662,792 6 20th Century Fox

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND   LOCATIONS   AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Furie $156,120 14 $11,151 $156,120 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
2 Climax $119,423 5 $23,885 $119,423 1 A24
3 The 2019 Oscar Nominated Short Films $108,588 -82% 97 -318 $1,119 $3,434,596 4 ShortsTV w/ Magnolia Pictures
4 Capernaum $73,873 -42% 58 -57 $1,274 $1,371,848 12 Sony Pictures Classics
5 On The Basis Of Sex $62,555 -45% 96 -33 $652 $24,587,797 10 Focus Features
6 Sonchiriya $60,170 70 $860 $60,170 1 PackYourBag Films
7 Birds of Passage $57,552 57% 31 21 $1,857 $158,737 3 The Orchard
8 Stan & Ollie $47,005 -63% 71 -57 $662 $5,070,010 10 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Saint Judy $39,275 55 $714 $39,275 1 Blue Fox Entertainment
10 The Wife $35,147 -76% 78 -126 $451 $9,522,418 29 Sony Pictures Classics
11 Uri: The Surgical Strike $34,511 -53% 15 -23 $2,301 $4,154,947 8 PackYourBag Films
12 Transit $31,931 2 $15,966 $31,931 1 Music Box Films
13 To Dust $22,361 20% 23 6 $972 $98,770 4 Good Deed Entertainment
14 Lords of Chaos $20,099 -63% 35 -35 $574 $219,846 4 Gunpowder & Sky
15 Shoplifters $19,666 -50% 22 -20 $894 $3,201,088 15 Magnolia Pictures
16 CATVIDEOFEST 2019 $19,526 30% 3 1 $6,509 $58,759 3 Oscilloscope
17 Woman At War $18,370 5 $3,674 $18,370 1 Magnolia Pictures
18 The Wedding Guest $18,266 4 $4,567 $18,266 1 IFC Films
19 The Last Resort $16,182 4% 13 6 $1,245 $119,671 11 Kino Lober Films
20 The Invisibles $15,886 -34% 16 -2 $993 $232,955 6 Greenwich Entertainment
21 Can You Ever Forgive Me? $15,429 -68% 19 -27 $812 $8,786,407 20 Fox Searchlight
22 Ruben Brandt, Collector $12,242 82% 15 12 $816 $33,979 3 Sony Pictures Classics
23 Destroyer $7,220 78% 15 11 $481 $1,519,936 10 Annapurna Pictures
24 Creed II $6,524 -59% 25 -14 $261 $115,702,538 15 MGM / Warner Bros
25 Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People $5,686 1 $5,686 $5,686 1 First Run Features
26 Serenity $5,019 -39% 15 -7 $335 $8,540,680 6 Aviron Pictures
27 Police Story and Police Story 2 $4,756 56% 2 0 $2,378 $75,190 5 Janus Films
28 The Sower $4,128 2 $2,064 $10,561 1  
29 Wrestle $3,932 -35% 2 1 $1,966 $12,235 2 Oscilloscope Laboratories
30 Burning $3,762 -35% 3 0 $1,254 $714,957 19 Well Go USA Entertainment
31 The Image Book $3,536 302% 6 3 $589 $81,257 6 Kino Lorber Films
32 Styx $3,420 1 $3,420 $7,221 1 Film Movement
33 Sorry Angel $2,463 1% 4 3 $616 $16,351 3 Strand Releasing
34 The Heiresses $2,257 129% 5 2 $451 $53,141 7 Distrib Films US
35 Who Will Write Our History $2,026 983% 2 1 $1,013 $97,288 7 Abramorama
36 Hotel By The River $1,700 -50% 2 0 $850 $17,267 3 Cinema Guild
37 Hale County This Morning, This Evening $1,305 -37% 5 -1 $261 $107,428 25 Cinema Guild
38 The Hours and Times $1,273 1 $1,273 $1,273 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
39 What Is Democracy? $910 -59% 2 0 $455 $33,545 7 Zeitgeist Films
40 The World Before Your Feet $855 -90% 2 -4 $428 $250,936 15 Greenwich Entertainment
41 Touch Me Not $515 1 $515 $13,554 8 Kino Lorber
42 The Gospel of Eureka $359 1 $359 $15,034 4 Kino Lorber
43 The Wild Pear Tree $298 -87% 1 -3 $298 $23,595 5 Cinema Guild

Sunday Update: Just a week out from the release of Marvel’s surefire mega-blockbuster Captain Marvel, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World enjoyed one last weekend at the top of the domestic box office with a solid $30 million in its sophomore frame. But thanks to the better-than-expected debut of Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, the win was quite a bit narrower than expected.

Dipping 45% from its franchise-best $55 million debut, The Hidden World actually fell to second place on Friday against newcomer A Madea Family Funeral, but strong matinee business from families on Saturday pushed it high enough to reclaim the No. 1 spot. The Dreamworks Animation production now has $97.7 million in the bank, pacing it about 6% ahead of the first How to Train Your Dragon and 3% ahead of How to Train Your Dragon 2 at the same point in their respective runs. Look for the threequel to cross $100 million by next weekend.

In second place, Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral grossed an estimated $27 million, putting it a notch or two above industry projections going into the weekend. Indeed, with a strong $9.2 million Friday, fans of the long-running franchise clearly came out of the gate for what has been billed as the final entry in the series. That opening puts it in fourth place among all Madea films, just below 2016’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ($28.5 million) and just ahead of 2012’s Madea’s Witness Protection ($25.3 million). Reviews for the film were par for the course for the franchise (it’s currently at 25% on Rotten Tomatoes), but fans, as usual, liked it much better, with opening day audiences awarding it an “A-” Cinemascore. If this indeed turns out to be the last Madea installment, it concludes the run of an astoundingly-successful series that never failed to keep its core fanbase coming back for more.

Third place went to the third weekend of Alita: Battle Angel, which brought in an estimated $7 million for a cume of $72.2 million to date – a disappointing total for the Fox release, which cost upwards of $200 million by some estimates. Still, its overseas performance has been much more robust (more on that below), thereby taking some of the edge off of its underperformance Stateside.

In fourth place, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part brought in an estimated $6.6 million, giving the animated sequel a $91.6 million total after four weeks of release. That’s a pretty severe underperformance for the sequel, which has made less than half what the first installment did at the same point in its run.

Rising six spots to fifth place was Green Book, which added 1,388 locations following its Best Picture win at the Oscars last Sunday. With an estimated $4.7 million, the total for the Universal drama now stands at an impressive $75.9 million after 16 weeks – a remarkable total when you consider that it grossed just $5.5 million in its first weekend of wide release way back in November and never rose above the $5 million threshold on any subsequent weekend. Notably, this marks Green Book‘s ninth non-consecutive weekend in the Top 10.

MGM’s Fighting With My Family landed in sixth place with an estimated $4.69 million, giving the Dwayne Johnson wrestling dramedy a total of $14.9 million after three weeks of release (and two weeks of wide release). Also in its third weekend, Warner Bros./New Line’s Isn’t It Romantic brought in an estimated $4.64 million in seventh, giving the Rebel Wilson rom-com a total of $40.1 million so far.

The weekend’s other new wide release, Focus Features’ horror-thriller Greta, failed to make much of an impression on the chart, debuting in eighth place with an estimated $4.6 million. That’s more or less in line with expectations (or even a tad below), and a rather weak performance overall for a film that debuted in 2,409 locations. Reviews were mixed (it has a 58% on Rotten Tomatoes), and the “C+” Cinemascore suggests audiences were similarly lukewarm on the film. For comparison purposes, the debut came in just slightly ahead of this year’s Serenity, which opened to $4.4 million and will finish its run with about $8.5 million in North America.

Rounding out the Top 10 were What Men Want and Happy Death Day 2U, which brought in an estimated $2.7 million and $2.5 million in their fourth and third weekends, respectively. The Taraji P. Henson comedy now stands at a healthy $49.6 million, while the Universal horror sequel has brought in a weak $25.2 million to date.

Limited Release:

Debuting on 120 IMAX screens this weekend was the NEON documentary Apollo 11, which grossed an estimated $1.7 million, giving it a per-screen average of nearly $14,000. The film about the historic 1969 moon landing has a one-week exclusive on IMAX screens before expanding to additional theaters.

Internationally-renowned director Gaspar Noe’s latest film, the psychedelic dance-horror film Climax, boasted the weekend’s highest per-screen average in its limited debut, grossing just over $121K on five screens for a PSA of over $24K. It will expand to several more markets next weekend before going wide on March 15.

Overseas Update:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World grossed an estimated $52 million internationally this weekend. That number includes a $33.4 million opening weekend in China, where the second film opened to $26.3 million (the first installment wasn’t released in the country). That brings its overseas cume to $277.7 million and its global total to $375.4 million after about two months of play internationally.

Alita: Battle Angel brought in an estimated $40.4 million this weekend from 81 markets, including $24.2 million in its second weekend in China. The total for the James Cameron-produced sci-fi now stands at $278.2 million internationally – or nearly four times its tally in North America. Its worldwide cume is $350.4 million through Sunday.

Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, MAR. 1 – SUN, MAR. 3

#TITLEWEEKENDLOCATIONSAVG.TOTALWKS.DIST.
1How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World$30,050,000-45%4,28627$7,011$97,700,2755Universal / DreamWorks Animation
2Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral$27,050,0002,442$11,077$27,050,0001Lionsgate
3Alita: Battle Angel$7,000,000-43%3,096-706$2,261$72,231,308320th Century Fox
4The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part$6,615,000-32%3,458-375$1,913$91,675,0406Warner Bros.
5Green Book$4,710,000121%2,6411388$1,783$75,919,61116Universal Pictures
6Fighting With My Family$4,691,284-40%2,855144$1,643$14,945,9053MGM
7Isn’t It Romantic$4,645,000-35%3,325-119$1,397$40,299,0033Warner Bros.
8Greta$4,585,0002,411$1,902$4,585,0001Focus Features
9What Men Want$2,700,000-49%2,018-371$1,338$49,641,0044Paramount
10Happy Death Day 2U$2,520,000-48%2,331-881$1,081$25,286,6103Universal Pictures
11Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse$2,100,000138%2,4041661$874$187,386,21012Sony / Columbia
12The Upside$2,070,000-35%1,607-541$1,288$102,858,6208STX Entertainment
13A Star is Born$1,885,000209%1,235490$1,526$212,914,33922Warner Bros.
14Cold Pursuit$1,650,000-49%1,765-555$935$29,912,1294Lionsgate / Summit
#TITLEWEEKENDLOCATIONSAVG.TOTALWKS.DIST.
1Apollo 11$1,650,000120$13,750$1,650,0001Neon
2Bohemian Rhapsody$975,00056%839415$1,162$214,466,5971820th Century Fox
3Glass$895,000-49%756-690$1,184$109,465,2507Universal
4The Favourite$825,00048%742454$1,112$33,217,03915Fox Searchlight
5Total Dhamaal$460,000-54%2086$2,212$1,756,9262FIP
6The Prodigy$413,718-63%533-798$776$14,367,2834Orion Pictures
7Free Solo$364,100150%238148$1,530$16,947,78123National Geographic Entertainment
8Arctic$362,124-27%26811$1,351$1,629,6335Bleecker Street
9Vice$249,411-61%262-440$952$47,569,02110Annapurna
10Ralph Breaks the Internet$233,000-38%204-202$1,142$200,195,69015Disney
11Mary Poppins Returns$206,0006%24511$841$171,218,89211Disney
12Bumblebee$150,000-31%157-71$955$127,143,08711Paramount Pictures
13Cold War$143,616-52%128-131$1,122$4,368,18711Amazon Studios
14If Beale Street Could Talk$137,546-8%126-1$1,092$14,643,56012Annapurna
15Never Look Away$136,474-11%12242$1,119$671,8866Sony Pictures Classics
#TITLEWEEKENDLOCATIONSAVG.TOTALWKS.DIST.
1Furie$145,40014$10,386$145,4001Well Go USA Entertainment
2Climax$121,6555$24,331$121,6551A24
3Capernaum$72,087-44%58-57$1,243$1,370,06212Sony Pictures Classics
4The Iron Orchard$65,45043%4234$1,558$121,1402mTuckman Media
5Birds of Passage$64,65277%3121$2,086$165,8373The Orchard
6Stan & Ollie$52,926-58%71-57$745$5,075,93110Sony Pictures Classics
7The Wife$36,942-75%78-126$474$9,524,21329Sony Pictures Classics
8Transit$35,3682$17,684$35,3681Music Box Films
9To Dust$23,87228%236$1,038$100,2174Good Deed Entertainment
10The Wedding Guest$20,1564$5,039$20,1561IFC Films
11Lords of Chaos$18,668-65%28-42$667$218,4154Gunpowder & Sky
12Giant Little Ones$13,5001$13,500$13,5001Vertical Entertainment
13Ruben Brandt, Collector$12,57787%1512$838$34,3143Sony Pictures Classics

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