We told you earlier this week that the box office is struggling. Revenue for the first seven weeks of 2019 has hit an eight-year low. We all know January/February are always slow at the box office, but this year is especially bad.
Thankfully, it’s about to turn around. ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World‘ just pulled in $3 million during its Thursday preview, and it’s expected to bring in around $40 million this weekend. Some experts believe that number could be closer to $50 million, due to the great reviews from critics.
If it’s able to bring in $50 million, it’ll not only be a win for Hollywood, it’ll be a win for the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise. The first film made $43 million during its opening weekend and the second movie made $49 million, so $50 million would be a new high.
‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ could become the top three-day domestic opener of 2019, eclipsing the $40.2 million reeled in by Universal’s ‘Glass’ on Jan. 18-20. The final entry in the ‘Dragon’ trilogy follows the young Viking Hiccup and his dragon companion Toothless as they seek a dragon utopia called the Hidden World. Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, and F. Murray Abraham star as the voice cast.
Following How to Train Your Dragon 3, Captain Marvel will pump up the box office even more in March.[mashshare]