The third installment of Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter Spinoff Franchise, Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets It opened at No. 1 at the international box office, ahead of its US debut the following weekend. With $58 million from 22 territories, the film ranked first in each of them.Fantastic Beasts 3 was the best choice for the public, and is slightly behind another WB hit, the batman.
In addition to the US, the film will be released in more than 40 territories next weekend and will look to capitalize on the lucrative Easter break and ongoing school holidays. IMAX generated $4.3 million from 500 screens in the 22 launch markets this weekend.
Breaking down the numbers territory by territory, Fantastic Beasts 3 it earned $10 million in China, accounting for a 62% market share among the top five films. It earned $9.4 million in Germany, $8.6 million in Japan, $8 million in Harry Potter’s homeland of the United Kingdom, and $3.9 million in Australia.
This is a precarious time for the franchise, which was showing clear signs of declining audience interest last time around. WB made plenty of course correction moves for the third film, which ties the Fantastic Beasts series more closely to the beloved Harry Potter films than any previous entry.
To this end, the film seems to have left out the main characters of the first two installments, in favor of jewish lawThe young Albus Dumbledore and the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, played in this film by Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen replaced Johnny Depp, who was forced to resign from the franchise following his domestic problems. After writing the scripts for the first two films solo, the creator of the series JK Rowling was assigned a co-writer on franchise veteran steve kloves.
The first installment, the one from 2016 Fantastic beasts and where to find them—made a whopping $814 million worldwide. The second-Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald— open to lesser reviews, and was only able to muster a series-low total of $654 million worldwide in 2018.
Fantastic Beasts 3 is led by David Yachts, who also directed the previous two films in the spin-off series and the last four films in the Harry Potter franchise. The film also features eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, dan fogler, Alison Sudol, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Jessica WilliamsvVictoria Yeates, Poppy Corby-Tuech, fiona glascott, katherine aguaston, Maria Fernanda Candido, richard coyle, Oliver MasucciY Valerie Pachner.
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