This isn’t really much of a surprise, but Warner Bros. has announced that J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them has crossed the $500 million worldwide mark, after two weeks at the global box-office. The film has raked in $161 million domestic and is already the ninth biggest domestic earner this year.
This is obviously a great start to a new franchise, and it’s hard to say how high that number will go. We’re only two weeks into Fantastic Beasts’ box-office run, and if the film has another big weekend it could bring in as much as $800 million in total.
J.K. Rowling has five films planned for her next Wizarding adventure, so it’s great to see that Fantastic Beasts continues to perform well at the box-office. Much like the Harry Potter movies, Rowling is expected to take this adventure down a darker path which worked incredibly well the first time around. I think it’s fair to say that if the quality of this franchise stays the same, or even improves Rowling will have another successful film franchise on her hands.
Interested to know what I thought of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them? Listen to my review on the Drunk & Cultured podcast.