The latest instalment within the Harry Potter universe, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is already impressing at the domestic box office, bringing in $8.75 million in Thursday night showings. The film opened in 3,900 locations.
With these numbers kicking off its box office reign, Beasts could earn over $80 million this weekend. Warner Bros. is keeping estimates more conservative, predicting that the film will open around $70 million.
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“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: The Wrap