How to Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $162,809,385Details
International Box Office $226,400,000
Worldwide Box Office $389,209,385
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Synopsis

The second chapter of the trilogy brings us back to the world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and Vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the islandís new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
92% - Certified Fresh
Audience
93% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$145,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 13th, 2014 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
June 13th, 2014 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
MPAA Rating: PG for adventure action and some mild rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2317, 4/9/2014)
Franchise: How to Train Your Dragon
Keywords: Dragon, Vikings, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Fantasy

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It is too soon to tell how May will end, as this story will be published before the weekend estimates came out. (Maleficent had an excellent start on Friday, unlike A Million Ways to Die in the West.) Overall, it was a good month with at least three movies that are on track to hit $200 million, but there was no really big winner for the month. It was nice and balanced. Unfortunately, last May there was a monster hit, Iron Man 3, and 2014 could not compete with that, so it lost ground to 2013. June hopes to turn things around and there are some reasons to be optimistic. All four weeks there is at least one film opening that at least has a shot at $100 million. There are even two films that at least have a shot at $300 million. Transformers: Age of Extinction should win the monthly box office race while How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a long shot to win, but I wouldn't be completely surprised if it did. Additionally, 22 Jump Street, Edge of Tomorrow, The Fault in Our Stars, and Think Like a Man 2 are all contenders for the century club. Not all of them will get to that milestone, but all of them at least have a short. Last June, there were three films that reached $200 million, including Man of Steel, which nearly reached $300 million. It looks like June of 2014 will be about as strong as June of 2013, more or less. If all films reach their potential, it could win the year-over-year comparison. Unless there are some shocking bombs, it shouldn't struggle so much that 2014 loses its lead over 2013 entirely.

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Cast

Jay Baruchel    Hiccup
Gerard Butler    Stoick The Vast
America Ferrera    Astrid
Jonah Hill    Snoutlout
Christopher Mintz-Plasse    Fishlegs
Craig Ferguson    Gobber
Kristen Wiig    Ruffnut
T.J. Miller    Tuffnut
Kit Harington    Eret Son of Eret
Cate Blanchett    Valka
Djimon Hounsou    Drago Bludvist
Andrew Ableson    Ug
Gideon Emery    Teeny
Simon Kassianides    No-Name

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Dean DeBlois
Screenwriter    Dean DeBlois
Producer    Bonnie Arnold
Executive Producer    Dean DeBlois
Executive Producer    Chris Sanders
Story Creator    Cressida Cowell
Head of Character Animation    Simon Otto
Head of Layout    Gil Zimmerman
Visual Effects Supervisor    Dave Walvoord
Production Designer    Pierre-Olivier Vincent
Visual Consultant    Roger Deakins
Co-Producer    Kendra Haaland
Co-Producer    Doug Davison
Co-Producer    Roy Lee
Co-Producer    Michael Connelly
Co-Executive Producer    Kate Spencer Lachance
Editor    John K. Carr
Composer    John Powell
Art Director    Zhaoping Wei
Supervising Sound Designer    Randy Thom
Sound Designer    Al Nelson
Supervising Sound Editor    Randy Thom
Supervising Sound Editor    Michael Silvers
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Shawn Murphy
Re-recording Mixer    Brandon Proctor
Head of Story    Tom Owen
Character Designer    Nico Marlet
Associate Producer    Aaron Dem
Casting Director    Leslee Feldman
Casting Director    Christi Soper

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/13 2 $18,440,040   4,253 $4,336   $18,440,040 1
2014/06/14 2 $17,315,466 -6% 4,253 $4,071   $35,755,506 2
2014/06/15 1 $13,695,816 -21% 4,253 $3,220   $49,451,322 3
2014/06/16 2 $5,056,288 -63% 4,253 $1,189   $54,507,610 4
2014/06/17 2 $5,905,504 +17% 4,253 $1,389   $60,413,114 5
2014/06/18 2 $4,778,724 -19% 4,253 $1,124   $65,191,838 6
2014/06/19 2 $4,684,897 -2% 4,253 $1,102   $69,876,735 7
2014/06/20 3 $7,636,170 +63% 4,268 $1,789   $77,512,905 8
2014/06/21 - $10,066,297 +32% 4,268 $2,359   $87,579,202 9
2014/06/22 - $7,016,845 -30% 4,268 $1,644   $94,596,047 10
2014/06/23 2 $3,123,254 -55% 4,268 $732   $97,719,301 11
2014/06/24 2 $4,336,155 +39% 4,268 $1,016   $102,055,456 12
2014/06/25 1 $3,524,302 -19% 4,268 $826   $105,579,758 13
2014/06/26 1 $3,134,774 -11% 4,268 $734   $108,714,532 14
2014/06/27 3 $4,120,789 +31% 3,750 $1,099   $112,835,321 15
2014/06/28 3 $5,156,662 +25% 3,750 $1,375   $117,991,983 16
2014/06/29 3 $3,960,246 -23% 3,750 $1,056   $121,952,229 17
2014/06/30 3 $2,273,703 -43% 3,750 $606   $124,225,932 18
2014/07/01 2 $2,614,015 +15% 3,750 $697   $126,839,947 19
2014/07/02 6 $1,970,305 -25% 3,311 $595   $128,810,252 20
2014/07/03 6 $2,444,112 +24% 3,311 $738   $131,254,364 21
2014/07/04 3 $2,763,377 +13% 3,297 $838   $134,017,741 22
2014/07/05 5 $3,458,998 +25% 3,297 $1,049   $137,476,739 23
2014/07/06 5 $2,738,713 -21% 3,297 $831   $140,215,452 24
2014/07/07 4 $1,445,085 -47% 3,297 $438   $141,660,537 25
2014/07/08 3 $1,828,937 +27% 3,297 $555   $143,489,474 26
2014/07/09 3 $1,383,752 -24% 3,297 $420   $144,873,226 27
2014/07/10 3 $1,330,135 -4% 3,297 $403   $146,203,361 28
2014/07/11 5 $1,814,339 +36% 2,885 $629   $148,017,700 29
2014/07/12 5 $2,406,157 +33% 2,885 $834   $150,423,857 30
2014/07/13 4 $1,852,876 -23% 2,885 $642   $152,276,733 31
2014/07/14 4 $1,013,279 -45% 2,885 $351   $153,290,012 32
2014/07/15 4 $1,503,579 +48% 2,885 $521   $154,793,591 33
2014/07/16 4 $1,181,499 -21% 2,885 $410   $155,975,090 34
2014/07/17 4 $896,805 -24% 2,885 $311   $156,871,895 35
2014/07/18 8 $1,087,699 +21% 2,169 $501   $157,959,594 36
2014/07/19 8 $1,613,896 +48% 2,169 $744   $159,573,490 37
2014/07/20 8 $1,203,114 -25% 2,169 $555   $160,776,604 38
2014/07/21 8 $568,217 -53% 2,169 $262   $161,344,821 39
2014/07/22 8 $755,419 +33% 2,169 $348   $162,100,240 40
2014/07/23 7 $709,145 -6% 2,169 $327   $162,809,385 41

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2014/06/13 2 $49,451,322   4,253 $11,627   $49,451,322 3
2014/06/20 3 $24,719,312 -50% 4,268 $5,792   $94,596,047 10
2014/06/27 3 $13,237,697 -46% 3,750 $3,530   $121,952,229 17
2014/07/04 5 $8,961,088 -32% 3,283 $2,730   $140,215,452 24
2014/07/11 5 $6,073,372 -32% 2,885 $2,105   $152,276,733 31
2014/07/18 8 $3,904,709 -36% 2,169 $1,800   $160,776,604 38

How to Train Your Dragon 2

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