“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” the third installment in the “Fantastic Beasts” series, closed at $20.1 million on its first day in Northern America on Friday (including Thursday’s early release), falling short of the second installment, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Dumbledore.” Grindelwald” ($25.5 million), while it also set a new low for a premiere in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
According to industry analysts, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” will gross around $40 million in the next three days, with some upside.
The production cost of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” has soared due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, with a budget of up to 200 million US dollars.
In addition, there is news that Warners seems to be less optimistic about the future prospects of this IP – there were various problems with Johnny Depp and Ezra Miller in the past, and now the spread of the epidemic and the sluggish box office feedback have cast a shadow over the future of this series. .
To recoup the cost, Warner Bros. had to look to an international audience.
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