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Sequel Debuts With $ 62 Million – Variety

"Amazing animals: Grindelwald's crime" enchanted film actor with a debut of $ 62 million. Although it is slightly lower than…

“Amazing animals: Grindelwald’s crime” enchanted film actor with a debut of $ 62 million.

Although it is slightly lower than the native launch of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first part of the “Harry Potter” spinoff series, it was easy to dominate the weekend box office.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizard series, sees “Fantastic Beasts” as more of an international game where the follow-up has already earned $ 191 million for a global opening of $ 253 million. Stateside, “Grindelwald’s crime” has fought with the worst reviews for a “Harry Potter” post. There is currently a gloomy 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B + Cinemascore.

“Grindelwald’s crime” is the second entry in which Warner Bros intends to be a five-film franchise and is part of the ongoing effort of the study to turn more riches from the enchanting world popular by author JK Rowling. It was controversial when Johnny Depp was cast as the infamous dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. However, it did not seem like enthusiasm among Potterheads.

The theaters could attract more than just witches and sorcerers this weekend. New offers, along with a number of proprietors, could draw muggles and crack top five like comedy “Instant Family” and heist drama “Widows”, which were opened relatively in line with expectations.

For Paramount, “Instant Family” generated with Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, $ 14.7 million when launched on 3,286 sites. The feeling-good movie loosely based on a true story about a married couple who adopts three young children earned a promising A CinemaScore, as well as a 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. The audience was predominantly female and over 35 years. The studio is keen on a strong thanksgiving that shows speed and justifies the price of $ 48 million.

Fox and New Regency distribute “Widows”, directed by Steve McQueen, which contained a lukewarm $ 12.5 million from 2,805 arenas. The film costs $ 40 million to follow and follows a group of women who arrange a hijacker to pay back a crime chief after killing their criminal man on a job that has gone wrong. Ensemble cast includes Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo. Since its debut at the Toronto Film Festival, “Enkor” has received rave reviews, especially for Davis’s performance.

Second place went to Universal’s “The Grinch”, which received $ 38 million to get its home country to $ 126 million. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Fox’s Freddie Mercury Biopic, “also saw a strong trip in his third weekend and nabbed third place with $ 15 million. It takes its North American sum of $ 127 million.

In limited edition Universal, starting with the “Green Book”, as the award-winning movie picked up $ 313,000 from 25 sites for an average of $ 12,520 per screen. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali co-star in comedic drama, expanding nationwide on November 21. Awarded at the Toronto Film Festival and has since generated an A + Cinemascore and 83% Rotten Tomatoes averaged. Directed by Peter Farrelly and co-produced by Participants and DreamWorks, “Green Book” follows a bouncer who takes a job driving a famous black pianist in segregation era. Mortensen has been subject to controversy after using the N word during a panel discussion that promotes the film (he made a point about how far the community had come decades ago Jim Crow). He has then apologized.

CBS Movies ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ secured the best theater averages of $ 23,000 per place for a $ 92,000 weekend costume from four theaters in New York and Los Angeles. Willem Dafoe has earned raves for his depiction of Vincent van Gogh in the drama, which will continue its expansion in the coming weeks.

The ticket sales were 14.5% lower than last year when the Justice League led the box office with its $ 93 million launch in 2017. Overall, revenue continues from 10% year to year, according to Comscore, positioning 2018 for a record season.

“Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest film-visual periods of a particular year, and this week will host a film festival of holiday blockers and awards season contestants,” said Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst with Comscore. “It will be as crowded as the chow line on Thanksgiving at the multiplex this weekend.”

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