The fantasy adventure film “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” opened in Northern America on April 15, earning $43 million at the box office. Although it won the weekend’s number one, it also set the lowest opening of the series.
The first two episodes of the series, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” grossed $74.4 million and $62.2 million, respectively.
Although the performance of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” has a certain relationship with the epidemic, it is mainly dragged down by word of mouth. The film’s freshness on Rotten Tomatoes is only 48%, and the CinemaScore audience rated B+.
Eleven years ago, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” grossed $43 million in midnight shows alone.
For publisher Warner Bros., “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is already the second-best opening performance in the pandemic era, after the $135 million opening of “Batman” released in early March this year. “Dune”, which aired simultaneously on theatrical stream, made $41 million.
The industry predicts that “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Northern America box office will eventually exceed 100 million.
Outside of Northern America, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” has a total of $150.4 million at the box office. Except for Mexico, most markets performed weaker than its predecessor, and the Chinese mainland market came in fourth with a total of $14.7 million.
The film has a global box office of 193.4 million US dollars, and is expected to eventually exceed 400 million US dollars at the box office, and the film investment is as high as 200 million US dollars.
“Sonic the Hedgehog 2” earned $30 million in its second week of release, finishing second.
The film grossed $119 million in Northern America and $231 million worldwide. Catching up to the first Northern America’s $148 million, $319 million worldwide box office isn’t much of a problem.
The comedy-adventure “The Lost City” earned $6.5 million in its fourth weekend, ranking third, with Northern America totaling $78.57 million and the global total at $88.27 million.
The sci-fi comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” starring Michelle Yeoh took in another $6.16 million last weekend, ranking fourth, with a total of $17.7 million in 24 days of release, and is expected to break through $30 million eventually.
In the era of the epidemic, it is quite valuable for a small-budget film to have such a performance. The film’s freshness on Rotten Tomatoes remains at 97%, and the MTC comprehensive score is 82.
“Father Stu,” starring Mark Wahlberg, was fifth with $5.7 million, or $8 million in Northern America.
New movie this week
“The Northman” (Action/Thriller/Drama) Release: Focus Pictures
Director: Robert Eggers
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman
Plot: The film is a Viking saga: 10th century Iceland, where a prince avenges his dead father.
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” (Drama/Crime/Comedy) Publisher: Lionsgate
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”
Director: Tom Gormican
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal
Plot: Penniless Nicolas Cage agrees to receive money to attend the birthday party of a billionaire superfan (Pedro Pascal), but Cage is actually a CIA informant.
Because the billionaire is a big drug lord and starred in a Quentin Tarantino movie.
“The Bad Guys” (Animation/Comedy) Distribution: Universal Pictures
Director: Pierre Perifel
Starring: Awkwafina, Sam Rockwell
Plot: It tells the story of five “bad guys” who do all kinds of evil – the handsome pickpocket “Mr. Wolf”, the well-informed safe thief “Mr. Snake”, the calm and composed master of disguise “Mr. Shark”, the irascible and irritable The thug “Mr. Piranha” and the articulate hacker “Ms. Tarantula” have committed numerous robberies over the years.
As the most wanted gang in the world, they decided to become model citizens? Is this a hoax or a sincere repentance?