Magazine article Screen International

'Fantastic Beasts' Crosses $80M Worldwide (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'Fantastic Beasts' Crosses $80M Worldwide (Update)

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Venturing into an additional 16 markets on Friday, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them plundered an estimated $30m to bring the international running total after three days including previews to $53.6m from 63 markets.

The tentpole debuted in the UK on $5.4m (£4.3m) from 1,880 screens to secure 84% market share of the top five and score the third highest opening day in the Wizarding World pantheon behind Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2.

Mexico generated $1.8m (Ps 38.4m) from 3,424 for 82% share and the second highest opening day in the series behind Deathly Hallows: Part 2, while Spain delivered $1.4m (euro1.3m) from 612 for 73% share.

Beasts added $2.2m (KRW 2.6bn) on its third day in South Korea for $5.8m (KRW 6.8bn), $2m (euro1.8m) on its second day in Germany for $3.9m (euro3.6m), $1.7m (RUR 115m) on day two in Russia for $3.3m (RUR 220m), and $1.5m (A$2m) in its second day in Australia for $3.1m (A$4.2m).

A further $1.3m (euro1.2m) in France elevated the tally there to $3.7m (euro3.4m) after three days, while $1.1m (Rs 3.8m) in Brazil results in $2.5m (Rs 8.6m) after two, and $1m (euro950k) in the second day in Italy boosted the haul to $1.9m (euro1.8m).

NOVEMBER 18 UPDATE: The Harry Potter spin-offfrom Warner Bros stormed into an additional 38 markets on Thursday to boost the tally by $16.6m. After its first two days, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them ranks number one in all 47 markets and stands at $23.5m through Warner Bros Pictures International, with a further 16 markets opening on Friday, among them the UK, Mexico and Spain.

Russia was the top debutant on Thursday on $1.7m (RUR 110m) from 2,602 screens for 77% market share of the top five and the second highest opening day from the Wizarding World films behind Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Australia generated $1.6m (A$2.1m) from 705 for 81%, and Germany $1m (euro962k) from 1,271 for 60%, rising to $2m (euro1.8m) including Wednesday previews.

Brazil delivered $1.3m (Rs 4.5m) from 1,311 screens for 84% and the second highest opening day in the series behind Deathly Hallows: Part 2, while Italy produced $915k (euro850k) from 720 for 76% share.

The UAE scored the biggest Wizarding World opening day on $429k (AED 1.6m) from 97. Five southeast Asian markets combined for $2m. Thailand generated $635k and the second highest opening day in the series behind Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Twelve Eastern European markets delivered $950k overall, with all-time number two opening days for Warner Bros in the Czech Republic and Slovakia behind Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and the biggest opening day of the franchise in Ukraine. …

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