‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ nudges ‘A Madea Family Funeral’ to stay on top

Universal(NEW YORK) — How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World managed to hold off an unexpectedly strong challenge from Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, delivering an estimated $30 million in its second week of release. The third installment of the animated franchise has earned a little over $97 million stateside so far, pushing its worldwide totals to upwards of $375 million.

A Madea Family Funeral debuted in second place, taking in an estimated $27 million.  That was more than the comedy was expected to earn, and makes it the fourth highest-grossing debut of the nine-film franchise.

Third place belonged to Alita: Battle Angel, which collected an estimated $7 million. Its U.S. totals now stand at more than $72 million in its third week of release, while its global take now tops $350 million.

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part took fourth place with an estimated $6.6 million. Green Book, the Oscar winner for Best Picture, rounded out the top five with a $4.7 million weekend.  Its Oscar wins helped it jump six places from last week’s 11th-place finish in its 16th week of release.

The weekend’s other new release, the thriller Greta — starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz — delivered $4.58 million for an eighth-place finish.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated domestic box office earnings:

1. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, $30 million
2. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, $27 million
3. Alita: Battle Angel, $7 million
4. Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, $6.6 million
5. Green Book, $4.7 million
6. Fighting With My Family, $4.7 million
7. Isn’t It Romantic, $4.6 million
8. Greta, $4.58 million
9. What Men Want, $2.7 million
10. Happy Death Day 2U, $2.5 million

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