Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opened in the top spot at the box office over the weekend. The sequel in the latest series featuring the wizarding world from J.K. Rowling opened with $62.2 million at the domestic box office. With an international haul of $191 million the film opened with a worldwide cume of $253 million.
The next two slots in the top five were filled with the top two films from last week. Universal’s animated holiday flick Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch took in another $38.2 million in its sophomore weekend to bring it to a $126.5 million two week gross. 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody continues to perform strongly and added another $15.7 million to Fox’s coffers. The musical biopic has now taken in a $384 million worldwide gross since its release on November 2nd.
Paramount’s family comedy Instant Family opened in fourth place with $14.7 million over the weekend. The film has a 79% review aggregate score on Rotten Tomatoes. 20th Century Fox’s Widows also opened this weekend and landed in fifth place with an estimated $12.3 million.
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (WB) $62.2 mil
- Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch (Uni) $38.2 mil
- Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $15.7 mil
- Instant Family (Par) $14.7 mil
- Widows (Fox) $12.3 mil
Next weekend starts early with the American Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. The big new releases hit the big screens on Wednesday night. Disney will release their animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet, MGM will release the boxing sequel Creed 2, while Lionsgate/Summit will open Robin Hood to wide release.