Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Tops US Box Office Collection

And much like Harry Potter and his friends, J.K. Rowling's new wizarding world proved to be of high interest to fans by taking over the box office. Despite that dismal amount (compared to the first movie's $90,294,621 opening), it was still better than "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", which only garnered $75 million, according to figures from The-Numbers website. At the same time, there was a large concentration of moviegoers in the 25-35 age range, with 55 percent of Friday's audience under the age of 35. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban banked the least with $249 million.

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The film, set 70 years before Potter's birth, stars Oscar victor Eddie Redmayne as a "magizoologist" seeking monsters in 1920s New York City. We also know that Newt and Tina are set to reunite, after he promised to hand deliver her a copy of his book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". The news will please Warner Bros. bosses, after the studio reportedly spent almost £145m ($180m) to produce the film.

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The new addition to the Harry Potter universe was nothing short of great, and the next four movies that J.K. Rowling has promised will likely bring even more hype. The animated feature "Trolls" landed in third place with $17.5 million, just falling short of nabbing second place from "Doctor Strange".

According to real-time based box office figures from the Korean Film Council, the Warner Bros.' adventure film topped the chart, selling over 1.4 million tickets over the November 18-20 weekend. That makes the total earning of "Fantastic Beasts" to $218.3 million.

  • Stacy Houston