New Warner Bros. film and the second entry of Fantastic Beasts franchise “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has earned $10.1 million on a day-1 opening from 10 international markets.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” performed well in France, earned $2.6 million on 903 screens, including Tuesday previews. So far in France, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is performing 54% ahead of the opening day of the first film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” that was released in 2016. Other top countries include South Korea with $2 million from 1,560 venues, Holland with $619,000 from 266 venues, and Indonesia with $560,000 on 919 screens. Previews and openings in the Nordics took in a collective $1.4 million, while Germany grossed $1.2 million and Australia earned $622,000.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will launches in 45 more markets on Thursday, followed by 24 markets on Friday with a total screen count of 46,000. In the USA itself, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” will open in 3,300 locations and expected to earn $70 million debut.
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a five-film franchise based on the wizarding world popularized by author J.K. Rowling.
This second entry of Fantastic Bests is directed by David Yates. Eddie Redmayne returned as magizoologist Newt Scamander. Jude Law took the role of Young Albus Dumbledore and Johnny Depp returned as main Villain Grindelwald. The casts including Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, William Nadylam, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, David Sakurai, Brontis Jodorowsky, Kevin Guthrie, Victoria Yeates, Derek Riddell, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Cornell S. John.