The film “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” opened in Northern America last Friday, April 15, and earned $43 million at the box office. Although it won the weekend championship, it set the lowest opening score in the series.
The first two installments in 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.
The performance of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” has something to do with the epidemic, and is also dragged down by word of mouth. The film’s freshness on Rotten Tomatoes is only 48%, and CinemaScore audiences rated it as B+.
Eleven years ago, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” grossed $43 million in midnight shows alone.
For publisher Warner, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is already the second-best opening performance during the epidemic.
It is second only to the $135 million opening of “Batman” released in early March this year, and higher than the $41 million “Dune” that was simultaneously streamed in theaters last October. The industry expects “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Northern America The box office will eventually exceed 100 million.
In addition to Northern America, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” accumulated a total of 150.4 million US dollars at the box office. Except for Mexico, most of the market performances were weaker than their predecessors. The Chinese mainland market ranked fourth with a total of 14.7 million US dollars.
The film has accumulated a total of 190 million US dollars worldwide, and is expected to eventually exceed 400 million US dollars. The investment of the film is as high as 200 million US dollars.