Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald isn’t exactly hitting the mark when it comes to the quality of the film. With critics considering the film to be the worst film in the Wizarding World series, it looks like the guys at Warner Bros. may have to reconsider their next approach. Well, quality and box office receipts don’t always align but it looks like box-office numbers for the film aren’t as wonderful as you’d expect either (In North America at least).
The Crimes of Grindelwald was projected to rake in the lowest sum of cash in the series during its opening weekend and it looks like that may very well be the case (In North America). According to Box Office Mojo, the film has grossed $62.2 million in North America making it the lowest in the series, that includes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which raked in $74.4 million.
The Crimes of Grindelwald is doing pretty well outside North America though with a worldwide gross of $253.2 million on opening weekend so that may be enough to keep this film breathing. It’s still not really a good number considering that it’s part of the gigantic Harry Potter series. One can attribute this to the less than stellar reviews the film is getting but there could be other factors at play here (Maybe Johnny Depp?).
It would likely rise and would probably make its money back against its budget of $200 million. It kinda already did but to be honest, it’s still not really enough but it would still get enough traction to make sure that third Fantastic Beasts would get made. The Crimes of Grindelwald can be regarded as the first in the series to actually s–t the bed but I guess you’ll get this one pass J.K. Rowling.
Source: Box Office Mojo