‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ Astounds International Box Office with $500M Gross
The movie that is initially anchored on dragons that managed to capture the hearts of its viewers, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” takes the position of the top-grossing animated film in the international box office as it surpasses the $500M mark.
DreamWorks Animation and Glendale Studios received the astounding confirmation late last week that their highly regarded film, “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” has made its mark in the worldwide box office as it surpassed the half-a-billion mark of $537 million, taking the title as the highest grossing animation film for 2014 up-to-date.
“We have been incredibly proud of How to Train Your Dragon 2 from the moment we saw it and we’re thrilled that it has been embraced around the world with such enthusiasm. This film is not only an artistic and technical achievement for DreamWorks, but its strength at the global box office proves that audiences are embracing it as one of the most entertaining films of the year,” praised chief marketing officer Dawn Taubin via Gulf News.
According to LA Times, it was China that made such accomplishment happen when they were able to earn a shocking estimate of about $26 million during its opening weekend. With such a great grossing mark coming from the city of Beijing, the movie was bestowed with an overall cume of $537 million and an estimate of 68 percent of it came from viewers all over the globe and not just the U.S. It even surpassed the country’s take on the sensational “Kung Fu Panda” films. This then shows how much the world truly adores animation with a praiseworthy plot and astonishing visual effects.
Taking place in a five-year after math of the first film, the sequel delved deeper into the correlation between dragons and humans, expanding their plots premise by involving more places other than the home they called the Isle of Birch. The movie followed after the young Viking named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon Toothless as they explored the places that surrounded their home and beyond. In their journey, they were able to come across different types of phenomenon, including the so-called dragon lord Drago, who had a strong hunger for power and was driven by his hate with dragons. Hiccup was also able to discover something that will truly alter the course of his life for as long as he lived.
In the introduction of the film franchise, “How to Train Your Dragon” managed to create a recognizable $495 million film revenue; but with the way things are lighting up as of late, it’s safe to expect and hope for more.
That concludes the astounding worldwide box office accomplishment of “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” Keep tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates in the entertainment world.
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