‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Tops Overseas Box Office

Universal and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is soaring atop the international box office, thanks in part to its $33.4 million debut in China.The third and final installment in the animated series has now crossed $275 million overseas, bring a global haul of $375 million.

“How to Train Your Dragon 3” brought in another $52 million from 61 foreign markets this weekend, including $5 million in Russia, $2 million in France, and $1.6 million in Spain.

Its start in China was enough to land the No.

1 spot in the Middle Kingdom, as well as both DreamWorks and Universal’s second-best debut for an animated film.Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel” fell not far behind, pocketing $40.4 million in 81 international territories.

The sci-fi adventure has generated $278.2 million overseas, along with $72.5 million at the domestic box office.

It had the best showing in China, earning $24.2 million in that territory.

“Alita: Battle Angel” also had solid performances this

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