‘Fantastic Beasts’ Looking To Open With $200 Million Worldwide


Warner Bros. is eyeing a big opening for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The film is looking to open by making $200 million worldwide at the box office. The film will open domestically and in 63 international territories. Early predictions have Beasts making $160M-$205M in total. $70M-$80M will be brought in from U.S./Canada.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will open in theaters on Thursday and nationwide on Friday but the ratings have already started to come in on Rotten Tomatoes, a website that aggregates reviews, and the film has reached an impressive 100% “fresh rating.”

24 advance reviews have been logged on the website and not one of them is negative towards the Harry Potter prequel. Advance reviews have indicated that the performances are strong and that J.K. Rowling has a lot of stories left to tell in this magical universe.

Heroic Hollywood broke down the top things that you need to know before checking out Fantastic Beasts in theaters, read up here!

“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.

The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman and Ezra Miller. Johnny Depp and Zoe Kravitz will also make a brief appearance in the movie and will then return in the second one, which is slated for a November 2018 release.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18, 2016.

Source: Deadline 

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for TheCelebrityCafe.com covering everything from music to...

  • Napi

    The next week, everybody: “Doctor Strange? More like Doctor Who?????” HAHAHAHAHA Bye Bye Marvel

    • SAMURAI36

      Precisely. LOL

    • Axxell


      First Suicide Squad, now Fantasy Beast…Y’all DC fanboys keep grasping for something to take on the Marvel machine, and you can’t find it!

  • Carl

    Those are good numbers, right around Dr. Strange’s $172 million for the 1st international and domestic totals. Reviews are good too, looks like the Harry Potter franchise has a new hit.


    Can’t wait to see how WB’s magic buries Disney’s magic– oh, excuse me: “cosmic energies”– in the theaters.