While Dragon has hit #1 domestically, Alice In Wonderland retains the crown in foreign venues:
... "Alice" was challenged by ... "How To Train Your Dragon," which drew $31 million from 5,594 locations in 35 markets, of which 32 are new. (Last weekend's debuts were in Russia, the Ukraine and Romania.) Overseas cume for the 3D animation ... stands at $42 million. The worldwide tally is $85.3 million.
I just came from a local screening of Dragon, and it is one terrific film.
And if I were to make a prediction about where it ends up in total, worldwide box office, I would say it's going to be somewhere around $500 million.
(This is giving it a domestic multiplier of 4.6 X $43.3 million = $199.2 million, then estimating the foreign cume as 60% of the U.S./Canada total. I make the projection based on CinemaScore -- an A -- and overall reaction to the film. Ultimate mileage might be considerably different.)
But we'll know more after Spring vacation is over and we see how the picture holds. Whatever How to Train Your Dragon finally does box office-wise, it's a solid piece of movie-making, one of DWA's best.