Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Soars to Series-Best $55.5 Million Debut

After the North American box office has struggled to match 2018’s record year, Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is breathing some life into the domestic box office.The final chapter in animated trilogy generating $55.5 million when it launched in 4,259 theaters, a franchise-best debut.

It now also holds the distinction as the biggest opening weekend of the year to date, surpassing the record previously set by Universal’s “Glass” ($40 million).Along with early Fandango screenings, the threequel has brought it $58 million at the domestic box office.

The animated adventure isn’t just soaring in North America.

Propelled by glowing word of mouth, “The Hidden World” has dominated the international box office, swooping up $275 million since beginning its international rollout in January.

It launches in China on March 1.Directed by Dean DeBlois and starring Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, “How to Train Your Dragon 3” is the

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