‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel To Open To $65 Million+

'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel To Open To $65 Million+

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film hits theaters next month and opening predictions are putting it on par with the first Fantastic Beasts film. Variety reports that the film is projected to open between $65 million and $75 million.

The first Fantastic Beasts opened to $74 million and went on to gross $814 million worldwide. In comparison to the Harry Potter films, Deathly Hallows Part 2 holds the highest opening weekend with $169 million, while the fifth instalment, Order of Phoenix, earned the least with $77 million.

Here’s the official synopsis:

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans of raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided world.

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Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.  

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is set to hit theaters on November 16th.