“How To Train Your Dragon 2” full movie was well received by audiences and fans of the animation. However, new reports surfaced about the flick not doing that well on the box office.
For starters, the movie was predicted to make $65 million on its opening weekend. The sequel failed to do so and instead just earned $50M.
The figure is not that bad, but considering the high expectations hurled at the movie, it came as a disappointment. To add insult to injury, the film only outperformed “How To Train Your Dragon’s” $43M opening weekend by 14%. Not to mention how it was also beat by “22 Jump Street” for the top spot at the box office this weekend.
Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson had this to say about the box office results, and why there was a certain expectation for the movie:
“Truth be told, I expected a bigger bump and a larger overall weekend. Despicable Me 2 jumped 48% from the original and Monsters University (admittedly with 12 years of inflation and 3D) jumped 31%. The question was just how much higher the sequel to the beloved original was supposed to climb compared to its predecessor. It’s also below the $60m+ openings for Madagascar 2, Madagascar 3, and Kung Fu Panda, along with the $59m debut of Monsters Versus Aliens back in 2009. And its 2.7x weekend multiplier is well below the 3-3.5x DreamWorks Animation norm.”
According to an article in Forbes:
“The lower opening weekend figure means DreamWorks will need the film to perform gangbusters overseas to profit on the $145 million feature. Investors were clearly hoping for more from the film, especially considering its 93% positive rating from reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes.”
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