The second in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts series, which incorporates the world of Harry Potter, not surprisingly, took the #1 spot at the box office, both in the United States and worldwide. Its combined gross, worldwide, after just three days in theaters is $253 million.
Also new in theaters this past weekend, and featuring in the Top 5, Mark Wahlberg’s Instant Family from Paramount and Steve McQueen’s follow up to 12 Years A Slave, Widows.
In the movie Instant Family, when Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.
Widows is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar winner Viola Davis), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
1 NEW Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald $62,200,000
2 Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch $38,165,000 Total Gross $126,544,280
3 Bohemian Rhapsody $15,700,000 Total Gross $127,885,859
4 NEW Instant Family $14,700,000
5 NEW Widows $12,300,000
6 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms $4,678,000 Total Gross $43,870,690
7 A Star is Born (2018) $4,350,000 Total Gross $185,840,907
8 Overlord $3,850,000 Total Gross $17,742,889
9 The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story $2,500,000 Total Gross $13,290,523
10 Nobody’s Fool $2,260,000 Total Gross $28,887,618
Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born, both featuring fantastic soundtracks, and destined for Oscar glory, continue to impress at the box office. Each film will ultimately end up with $200 million at the U.S. box office.
Fantastic Beasts 2 Captures #1 Spot at Movie Box Office.