Box Office Magic as 'Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald' Takes $253M Globally

Box Office Magic as ‘Fantastic Beats: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Takes $253M Globally

Posted by November 18, 2018 Comment

It would appear Fantastic BeastsThe Crimes of Grindelwald has some serious box office magic this weekend, bringing in a global total (as of today) of around $253 million.

This of course is likely to go up as the weekend progresses- there *is* a full Sunday for them to up that number.  Reportedly, the by-country-box office-breakdown looks something like this for the film: $37.5M in China, $16.3M in the United Kingdom, $12.8M in Germany, $12.1M in Russia, $11.8M in South Korea, and $11.7M in France, at least according to Box Office Pro.

This puts Crimes of Grindelwald ahead of the first Fantastic Beasts film, which in 2016 made $145.5M overseas and $219.9 million globally.

There seems to be no shortage of division about this particular Wizarding World title- fans and critics alike can’t seem to decide on whether or not they enjoy this particular outing of Newt Scamander and co. Specifically, we’re seeing a lot of opinions on just how well-versed in the universe viewers need to be to really enjoy the film.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the second of a planned 5-film series set in the Wizarding World, which will continue the story just how bad Grindelwald is.

The film opened Friday, November 16th and is in theaters world wide.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

(Last Updated November 18, 2018 10:21 am )

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