Box Office: Soft Opening Weekend ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ Tracking

While Kovit shows signs of domestic box office life after the lockdowns, it seems that not every movie franchise is excited by the arrival of theater audiences. “Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets,” Warner Bros. The latest entry in its previous series for the rights to “Harry Potter” is expected to be a record-breaking debut for a Wizarding World film.

The third “Fantastic Beasts” grossed $ 20.1 million in 4,753 North American locations on Friday and Thursday night previews, indicating the lowest opening day number for a movie near “Potter”. Industry analysts plan to start the three-day event with some opportunities worth more than $ 40 million.

It’s not a very bad decision to release in theaters in 2022, but it’s a disappointing start for a movie owner who has to behave like a box office juggernaut. “Secrets of Dumbledore” has a $ 200 million production budget ballooned by covit-related delays and security costs. Warner Bros. wants to see international audiences deliver a rich flow of the wizard sequel. “Dumbledore’s Secrets” is expected to gross over $ 175 million internationally by Sunday.

“Dumbledore’s Secrets” continues the downward trend of the “Wonderful Beasts” series. The first 2016 entry attracted a domestic start of $ 74 million, while its 2018 sequel “The Crimes of Grindelwald” dropped to $ 62 million. Although “Dumbledore’s Secrets” can be forgiven as a victim of a theatrical landscape, it is not in the pre-epidemic strength, and things are not so easy. Numerous series released over the past few months have received bigger introductions than their predecessors, namely “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” “Spider-Man: No Way Home” and last week “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.” It seems that those who watch the movie “Wonderful Beasts” are not that excited.

As a promising opportunity to spin box office gold further from the “Potter” name, “Fantastic Beasts” became a headache for the Warner Bros. “Potter” editor. Gender and gender identity. Since the 2018 sequel, Warner Bros. has reprized the role of villain Grindelwald with Mates Mickelson, removing the original actor Johnny Depp and entering into controversy over the actor’s domestic abuse allegations. As box office numbers continue to slip, it will be necessary to reconsider how the studio wizards approach the world.

Directed by franchise regular David Yates, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Jude Law returns as the beloved Hogwarts leader Albus Dumbledore and Eddie Redmine reconsiders his role as the wizard nude scammer. Also starring Ezra Miller, Dan Fokler, Alison Sudoll, Time Turner and Jessica Williams.

In his review of the film, VarietyPeter Debruyz, Vin’s chief film critic, described Michelson’s participation as “the most advanced” of Dumbledore’s secrets, “and devotees will love the revelations in the store, including Albuquerque Dumbledore, the beloved editor-in-chief of Albus Dumbledore and the deeply committed to the tragic love story between them. Other critics did not show mercy; the film received a 49% overall approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes.

This weekend, Columbia Pictures’ “Father Stu” is expected to gross over $ 7 million in five days from 2,705 locations. The religious film, which premiered on Wednesday, has a modest production budget of $ 4 million. Mark Wallberg’s vehicle at Rotten Tomatoes dropped to 41% of the total rating, and critics were largely indifferent. However, moviegoers have been very positive, with “Father Stu” rating a glowing “A” rating on Cinemascore.

Wallberg plays a boxer in “Father Stu” who became a priest after suffering from a muscular disease. The R-rated play stars Jackie Weaver and Mel Gibson in supporting roles.

Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” was pushed to second place after its initial $ 71 million. The SEGA series is expected to earn $ 26.5 million on its second annual tour, down 63% from its inception. The family-friendly film is set to expand its domestic gross to $ 116 million by Sunday, ending its 2020 precedent of more than $ 145 million (that flow was abruptly cut off at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown).

Speaking of Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe sees his own box office success outside of the rights he founded himself. Paramount’s The Last City, starring Radcliffe as the villain, grossed $ 5.45 million for the fourth weekend to take third place at the box office. Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum Do-Hunter will cross its domestic revenue of $ 77 million by Sunday.

The “Everything Everywhere All At Once” type mashup peaked at $ 4.73 million in the opening weekend, ranking in the top five at the domestic box office. After expanding from limited flow last Friday, the A24 added even more seats this weekend – 950, to be exact – resulting in the film dropping just 22%. Thanks to star reviews and strong word-of-mouth, the indie release is expected to reach $ 16 million domestically on Sunday.

Finally, Columbia Pictures’ “Morpheus” continues to lose legs at the domestic box office. The studio’s self-titled Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (including two of Tom Hardy’s “Venom” films and the upcoming “Kraven the Hunter” films) dropped to sixth place with a 58% drop in domestic rankings. Second Year Outreach. The Jared Leto vehicle is expected to gross $ 64 million gross domestically as of Sunday – up $ 39 million initially.

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