Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald crosses 400 million Globally, Rocks the Overseas MarketChandra Prabu (Author) Published Date : Nov 26, 2018 10:50 ET
As of 25 November 2018, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has grossed $117.1 million in the United States and Canada, and $322.6 million in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $439.7 million, against a production budget of $200 million.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a domestic disaster because of lackluster critical reviews and lack of desire from audiences to see a five-film series, as well as current competition in theaters, likely hurt the opening weekend figures. In the United States and Canada, the film was released alongside Instant Family and Widows, and was projected to gross $6575 million from 4,163 theaters in its opening weekend. The film made $25.7 million on its first day, including $9.1 million from Thursday night previews, an improvement over the first film's $8.75 million.
It went on to debut to $62.2 million, a 16% drop from the first Fantastic Beasts' $74.4 million, and marking the lowest opening for a film in the World franchise. In its second weekend the film dropped 52% to $29.7 million (including $42.9 million over the five-day Thanksgiving frame), finishing third.
Internationally, the film was expected to gross an additional $188205 million from 79 countries, for a global debut of about $250 million, declared as a huge hit. It made $10.1 million on its first day of release from 10 countries, including $2.6 million in France and $2 million in South Korea. On its second day of release the film began play in 45 other countries and made another $18.4 million, for a two-day gross of $31 million. It also made $12.8 million on its first day in China beats the record of foreign movie category, Dangal, the best of any World film in the country.
It went on to have an international debut of $191 million, for a global total of $253.2 million, a 2.7% improvement over the first film's debut. Its largest markets were China ($37.5 million), the UK ($16.3 million) and Germany ($12.8 million). In several countries it had the best-ever opening for a World film, including Russia, Indonesia, Argentina and Brazil.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald crosses 400 million Globally, Rocks the Overseas Market