As we predicted last week the new #1 Movie at the Box Office this past weekend was 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' with an impressive $55M! This is the 3rd instalment in the animated series & it's the highest opening weekend for this film's franchise. Dropping into 2nd place was last week's box office champ 'Alita: Battle Angel' with $12.3M, bringing its 2 week total to only $61M. However, with over $200M overseas it's seeing quite a nice return on a very high $170M budget. In 3rd place with $9.6M was 'The Lego Movie 2', now with a worldwide total of only $136M, it is way behind the first Lego movie which earned over $469M worldwide. In 4th with $7.8M was a new movie in more limited release, 'Fighting With My Family'. Produced & Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson it's the story of a former wrestler (Nick Frost) and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment. It looks fun, the trailer is up on our website, click here to watch it! Rounding out the top spots in 5th place was the Rom-Com 'Isn't It Romantic' starring Rebel Wilson with $7.1M over the weekend.
There are 2 new movies opening this coming weekend, albeit in limited release, one is the Thriller/Drama 'Greta'. The other being the latest chapter in Tyler Perry's character Madea series with 'A Madea Family Funeral'. I know people love Madea, and will definitely crack the top 5, but in only 2,350 theatres we don't believe it has what it takes to be the top movie this coming weekend.
So we are officially predicting 'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' will repeat as the #1 movie at the Box Office for the weekend of March 1st - 3rd. That being said we won't be able to give our report and prediction after this weekend until after the following weekend so we are predicting now that the new #1 movie at the box office for March 8th - 10th will be 'Captain Marvel'! I mean, that's a no brainer lol! It will most likely repeat as well the following weekend, but we will get to that in our next report!
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