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“Fantastic Animals” Sequel wins Weekend Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) – "Amazing animals: Grindelwald's crime" creeped, slithered and flew to the top of the weekend box office with…

(LOS ANGELES) – “Amazing animals: Grindelwald’s crime” creeped, slithered and flew to the top of the weekend box office with an opening of $ 62.2 million in the US and Canada, according to the study’s estimates on Sunday. 19659002] The latest offer from Harry Potter Multiverse did not fall during the opening of the first Warner Bros. Series movie, 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, debuting with $ 74 million in a similar November edition and continuing to earn $ 234 million in the US and Canada.

But all Harry Potter films have had a broad international reach, and “Fantastic Beasts” had a world-wide $ 253 million weekend, according to the study’s estimates.

“It is clear that there is a big phenomenon globally,” said Jeff Goldstein, president of Domestic Distribution for Warner Bros.

Last week’s best movie, “Dr. Seuss” The Grinch “was second with $ 38.1

million, which meant $ 126 million home for Universal Pictures after two weekends.

” Bohemian Rhapsody, 20th Century Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic, still rocking and third place with $ 15.7 million for a total of $ 127 million.

“Fantastic Animals”, the second movie in the series of Potter prequels written by JK Rowling and starring Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp and Jude Law, had a budget of $ 200 million. Its reviews were largely inadequate, with critics saying that Rowling’s magical world carries thinly after 10 movies.

Globally, the first nine films have earned $ 8.5 billion, overall, this world’s global blow will blow.

“This is another example of a movie whose revelation is heavily burdened in international territories,” says Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore. “It’s a lot happening with bigger franchise movies. For many of these blockbusters, it’s the international component that comes in and saves the day. “

In the United States, Warner Bros. hopes that young devotees out of school will keep” Fantastic Beasts “in flight through Thanksgiving. 19659002]” It’s a big week to come up, “said Goldstein.” Friday is one of the biggest movie days in the year. “

It will be a major challenger in Disney’s” Ralph Breaks Internet “, which opens Wednesday, as well as” Creed II. “

” Fantastic Beasts “continues a year of high marks and hits Warner from a variety of movies, including “The Meg”, “Crazy Rich Asians”, “The Nun” and “A Star Born.”

“Warner Bros. is in a role that every studio would be envious of, “said Dergarabedian.

This week’s smaller budget launches took” Instant Family “with Mark Wahlberg in $ 14.7 million for Paramount Pictures and Widows, the latest from” 12 Years Slave “director Steve McQueen earned $ 12.3 million for the 20th Century Fox.

Overall, the weekend was 14.5 percent lower than the same time a year earlier when the” Justice League “was made for a great before Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday to Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to comscore. If available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic numbers will be released on Monday.

1. “Amazing animals: Grindelwald’s crime”, $ 62.2 million.

2. “Dr. Seuss” The Grinch “, 38.1 million dollars.

3rd “Bohemian Rhapsody”, $ 15.7 million.

4th “Instant Family”, $ 14.7 million.

5th “Widows”, $ 12.3 million.

6th “Nutcracker and Four Worlds”, $ 4.7 million.

7th “A star is born”, 4.3 million dollars.

8th “Overlord”, $ 3.8 million.

ninth “The Spider Web Girl”, $ 2.5 million.

10th “Burn The Stage: The Movie”, $ 2.3 million.

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