Universal Picture‘s How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World struck gold at the U.S. box office during its premiere weekend.

Movie measurement and analytics company Comscore announced the animated sequel earned $55.5 million for the weekend of Feb. 24.

However, the How To Train Your Dragon sequel was the second-highest-earning movie worldwide with a total of $90.2 million. The DreamWorks animated film has made $274.9 million to date.

Last weekend marked the best debut for a movie within the franchise and topped its earlier week projections of $40 million to $45 million, according to Deadline.

“The response to the film has been incredible. Audiences have seen these characters develop and grow over the years in a way that’s particularly unique in the animation landscape. Throughout the journey, the franchise’s loyal fan base continues to show their support and really true dedication, which is clear from this weekend’s results,” domestic theatrical distribution president of Universal Jim Orr says in a statement.

However, How To Train Your Dragon 3 follows 2oth Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel in the global box office, which earned $104.4 million worldwide this past weekend.

The Manga-based, sci-fi flick has earned a total of $12 million in the U.S. and $263.4 million to date.

Check out the 12 highest-earning movies worldwide and in the U.S. for the weekend of Feb. 24 below.

Top 12 Domestic Weekend Box Office Estimates

  1. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Universal – $55.5 million
  2. Alita: Battle Angel – 20th Century Fox – $12 million
  3. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part – Warner Bros. – $10 million
  4. Fighting With My FamilyMGM Studios – $8 million
  5. Isn’t It Romantic – Warner Bros. – $7.5 million
  6. What Men WantParamount Pictures – $5.2 million
  7. Happy Death Day 2U – Universal – $5.0 million
  8. Cold PursuitLionsgate – $3.3 million
  9. The UpsideSTX Entertainment – $3.2 million
  10. Run The RaceRoadside Attractions – $2.3 million
  11. Green Book – Universal – $2.1 million
  12. Glass – Universal – $1.8 million

Top 12 Worldwide Weekend Box Office Estimates

  1. Alita: Battle Angel – 20th Century Fox – $104.4 million
  2. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Universal – $90.2 million
  3. The Wandering Earth – Multiple – $36.7 million
  4. The Lego Movie 2: The Second PartWarner Bros. – $20.3 million
  5. Happy Death Day 2U – Universal – $11.1 million
  6. Total Dhamaal – 20th Century Fox – $10.9 million
  7. Green Book – Multiple – $10.7 million
  8. Cold Pursuit – Multiple – $9.2 million
  9. Fighting With My Family – Multiple – $8.5 million
  10. Pegasus – Multiple – $8.4 million
  11. Crazy Alien – Huoerguosi Enlight Media – $8.3 million
  12. Svaha: The Sixth FingerCJ Entertainment – $7.6 million

Photo: The Hollywood Reporter