Box Office Milestone: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Passes Half Billion Mark Globally

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has strong legs, the Warner Bros. spinoff has already surpassed half a billion dollars at the global box office after its second weekend in theaters.The film has so far earned $161 million domestically and $344 million internationally for a global box office total of $505 million and counting.

“With ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ the brilliant J.K. Rowling has created an immersive story with timeless themes that are resonating with both critics and audiences in every corner of the world,” said Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. president of worldwide marketing and distribution. “We congratulate her, our director David Yates, the wonderful cast and everyone involved in the film on this milestone.”eddie-redmayne-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-them


The film’s second weekend came in strong, earning $65.8 million over the course of the five-day holiday weekend and $45.1 million during the three-day frame of last weekend, to come in second behind Disney’s new animated “Moana.”


Three-day totals for “Beasts” account for a strong second weekend drop of only 39.4 percent, compared with the “Harry Potter” prequel’s $74.4 million first weekend debut.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Warner Bros.
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