01posterLONDON, Mar 28, 2010 / — While “How to Train your Dragon” is making $43.3 million this weekend in the U.S. and Canada, London was holding its gala screening at the Vue West End today.

Costing $165 million, the 3-D computer-animated fantasy film by DreamWorks and distributed by Paramount Pictures is loosely based on the 2003 book of the same title.

The film stars the voice talents of Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson, and David Tennant.

The story takes place in a mythical Viking world where a young Viking teenager named “Hiccup” aspires to follow his tribe’s tradition of becoming a dragon slayer. After finally capturing his first dragon, and with his chance at finally gaining the tribe’s acceptance, he finds that he no longer has the desire to kill it and instead befriends it.

The film was released March 26, 2010, to considerable critical acclaim.