‘Fantastic Beasts’ Scores $6.9 Million In Overseas Debut


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hasn’t arrived in U.S. theaters yet, but the film is already off to a great start overseas.

Variety has revealed that the Harry Potter spin-off brought in $6.9 million in nine international markets on its very first day. The film is currently tracking for a strong opening weekend between $70 million and $80 million at the North American box office and more than $200 million globally, so be sure to keep an eye on Heroic Hollywood for more updates over the next few days.

At the time of this writing, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is sitting at 80 % on Rotten Tomatoes with 103 (out of 129) “fresh” reviews. You can check out our own review here, as well as more cool wizarding world news in the links below.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Directed by David Yates, the film stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Katherine Waterston as Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski, Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein, Colin Farrell as Percival Graves, Carmen Ejogo as President Seraphina Picquery, Samantha Morton as Mary Lou Barebone, Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone, Ron Perlman as Gnarlack and Jon Voight as Henry Shaw, Sr.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in U.S. theaters on November 18th.

Source: Variety

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.