‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Breaks Glass Dominion at Overseas Box Office
Variety.com: Universal Pictures and DreamWorks’ “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third installment in the animated sci-fi series, has flown to the top of the international box office.
Jay Baruchel leads the voice cast in the family friendly franchise, which earned $40.2 million when it opened in 23 foreign markets. It has now generated $84.4 million overseas ahead of its Feb. 22 launch in North America.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” saw the best performance in Mexico, debuting with $7.7 million, followed by the United Kingdom ($6.8 million), Korea ($4.6 million), and Italy ($3.4 million).
The final chapter in the trilogy has garnered critical acclaim, and it currently holds a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. Its the first iteration to be distributed by Universal since the studio’s parent company, NBCUniversal, acquired DreamWorks Animation in 2016. The first two films were released by 20th Century Fox and have grossed over $1 billion combined at the global box office.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” ended “Glass'” reign atop the international box office. M. Night Shyamalan’s twisted thriller added another $12.2 million from 54 territories abroad, bringing its foreign haul to $110.3 million. The film is just shy of the $200 million mark worldwide with a current global tally of $199 million. Since “Glass” shares a cinematic universe with Disney’s “Unbreakable” and Universal’s “Split,” Disney is handling overseas distribution, while Universal is releasing the movie in North America.