‘Fantastic Beasts 2′ earns $ 253 million worldwide 3 days after launch
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”, the second installment in the Harry Potter franchise, was a short-lived hit in North America, but still won the international box office.
In attendance at 4,163 theaters in North America, blockbuster of director David Yates earned $ 62.2 million after three days last weekend. This achievement is close to the predictions from the observers. Prior to this, “the Crimes of Grindelwald” would have reached $ 61-65 million.
However, this number is less than the first episode – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Two years ago, part one was released in the same time frame and immediately grossed $ 74.4 million after its first three days in North America.
The opening revenue of “The Crimes of Grindelwald” does not fall far short of the first episode, but the movie's prowess in the box office is a big question. According to the post-crash survey of Cinema Score, the film only scored B + (compared to point A of the previous episode).
Meanwhile, the critics were very harsh with only 40% positive, scoring an average of 5.4 out of 10 on Rotten Tomatoes. In 2016, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” received 74% positive reviews, and averaged 6.8 / 10.
The unnerving word-of-mouth effect of “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is unfavorable when “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, “Creed II”, and the new version of “Robin Hood” arrive in theaters this weekend. In return for a disappointing opening performance in North America, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” won at the international box office with $ 191 million from 79 countries and territories.
China is the market leader with $ 47.5 million. However, in this populous country, the work still surrendered "Venom" ($ 51.2 million) last weekend. Sony's superhero has not yet made an eye-popping look at the $ 207 million from China after 10 days of release, and its worldwide gross of $ 780.5 million.
"The Grinch", an animated film by Universal and Illumination, continues its impressive run of $ 38.2 million from 4,141 North American theaters this weekend. Finished 10 days of release, the film reaped more than 126.5 million dollars from own homeland. However, the ticket sales of "The Grinch" outside North America have been slower due to Universal's scattering strategy. The film has only $ 25.2 million coming from the international market.
"Bohemian Rhapsody" stayed at No. 3 with $ 15.7 million. Biographical work about Queen and Freddie Mercury closed Sunday with gross domestic revenues of $ 129.7 million. After more than three weeks of release, "Bohemian Rhapsody" helped Fox now have a big party. One project that faced many obstacles in production and spent $ 52 million to date has brought in a total of $ 384.3 million.
Top 10 highest-grossing movies in North America from November 16 to November 18
1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: $ 62.2 million
2. The Grinch: $ 36.2 million
3. Bohemian Rhapsody: $ 15.7 million
4. Instant Family: $ 14.7 million
5. Widows: $ 12.3 million
6. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: $ 4.7 million
7. A Star Is Born: $ 4.35 million
8. Overlord: $ 3.85 million
9. The Spider's Web: $ 2.5 million
10. Nobody's Fool: $ 2.3 million
By: Scarlet Johnson