• ‘Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Falls Short of First Film's Success, But Still Wins Weekend Box Office

    24 days ago - By Time

    “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” crawled, slithered and flew its way to the top of the weekend box office with a $62.2 million opening in the U.S. and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    The latest offering from the Harry Potter multiverse fell short of the opening of the first film in the Warner Bros. series, 2016's “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which debuted with $74 million in a similar November release and went on to earn $234 million in the U.S. and Canada.
    But all the Harry Potter films have had a broad international reach, and “Fantastic Beasts”...
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  • ‘Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Gives Warner Bros. Another Win at the Weekend Box Office

    24 days ago - By Fortune

    "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," a sequel from the world of Harry Potter, topped the weekend box office in North America, extending a strong year for Warner Bros.
    "Grindelwald" - the second of five expected movies from the "Fantastic Beasts" series - took in $62.2 million in ticket sales, according to Comscore Inc., in line with the forecast of about $63 million by Box Office Pro.
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    The strong opening demonstrates the staying power of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter universe - a key franchise for AT&T Inc.'s Warner Bros. The first "Fantastic Beasts" movie, which also...
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  • Is the Fantastic Beasts Franchise Already in Trouble?

    24 days ago - By Vanity Fair

    The Crimes of Grindelwald had the lowest opening weekend of any Harry Potter movie domestically-but around the world, it was another story.
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  • ‘Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

    ‘Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

    24 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    LOS ANGELES - “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” worked its magic at the weekend box office and opened as the top film. The latest offering from the Harry Potter universe earned $62.2 million for Warner Bros. in the United States and Canada, according to studio estimates Sunday. That fell short of the opening...
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  • ‘Fantastic Beasts' flies to top of weekend box office

    24 days ago - By Miami Herald

    "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" worked its magic at the weekend box office and opened as the top film. The latest offering from the Harry Potter universe earned $62.2...
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  • 'Fantastic Beasts 2' earns a weekend-winning $62 million, but it's the lowest domestic opening ever for a 'Harry Potter' film

    'Fantastic Beasts 2' earns a weekend-winning $62 million, but it's the lowest domestic opening ever for a 'Harry Potter' film

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," won the weekend box office with $62.2 million, but that's lower than the opening for 2016's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
    It's also the lowest opening weekend ever for a "Harry Potter" film.
    If the first "Fantastic Beasts" is any indication, the sequel will find most of its box office coin at the foreign box office.
    Meanwhile, other new releases "Instant Family" and "Widows" fell flat.
    With the incredible success of the " Harry Potter " movie franchise in the early 2000s, Warner Bros. was certainly going to give us a spin-off...
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