Over the past month, films like "Venom" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" have found a lot of money at the box office despite the critics' lukewarm critics. Now, Warner Bros. expects the trend to continue this weekend with "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," which will try to prove that the Harry Potter series of prequels has reached critical test status.
Although the movie currently has a 57 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, "Fantastic Beasts 2" is not expected to have a much smaller opening than its 2016 predecessor, which had a 74 percent RT score. The sequel is currently projected for an opening in the high range of $ 60 million from more than 4,000 screens, with estimates that exceed $ 73 million. By comparison, the first movie, "The fantastic beasts and where to find them," opened at $ 74.4 million, raising $ 234 million in the country and $ 814 million worldwide.
Like fans of Spider-Man and Queen, Pottermaniacs is expected to come out for this movie no matter what. Perhaps a sign of the film's unwavering interest among hardcore fans came at the San Diego Comic-Con, when Johnny Depp appeared disguised as the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald to reveal the film's trailer during the presentation at Hall H of WB.
Depp appeared in the presentation at the same time that his ex-wife, Amber Heard, who accused Depp of domestic violence, was present to promote another upcoming WB box office hit, "Aquaman." While Depp appeared in the presentation and his role in the film. they have won the criticism of online fans and activists of #MeToo, was greeted with acclamations in the presentation and it is not expected that the accusations made against them will distract families with children and teenagers who enjoyed the first "Fantastic Beasts" "
For Warner Bros., the success with "Fantastic Beasts" and "Aquaman" would be a great sign of admiration for what has been an amazing 2018 for them. The studio has already raised $ 1,470 million nationwide this year without the help of its most successful DC Films franchises. With DC looking to get back on track after the disappointment of "Justice League" and J.K. The Magic World of Rowling, in the hope that the public will buy the saga of "The Fantastic Beasts" of five films, the success of any of these films could mean great things for WB in 2019 and beyond.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" recovers two years after the events of the last film, while Grindelwald asks the magical world to rise up and assert its dominion over the non-magical human race. On his way is his former Hogwarts partner and future director Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), with the reluctant help of Dumbledore's former student, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
David Yates returns to direct his sixth Potter film from a script written by J.K. Rowling. Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol return from the previous film, with Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner and Claudia Kim joining the cast.
The critically acclaimed "Widows", the first feature film by director Steve McQueen since winning the Best Picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave," also debuts in theaters this weekend. Unlike "Fantastic Beasts," this thieving movie, about the widows of four thieves who finished a job that their husbands started, has garnered rave reviews. He currently has a 95 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
With a reported budget of $ 40 million, an opening in mid-adolescence is not exactly an ideal start for a movie that Fox hopes will be considered a grand prize. But with its exciting sequence of theft and its unwavering gaze on political corruption, the studio will seek word of mouth to spread among the oldest audiences in search of an offer that makes you think more. If you do, "Widows" could find your niche on the wide release board until the weekend of Thanksgiving and until December.
"Widows" has a stellar cast led by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki. It also stars Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall. McQueen was directed from a script he co-wrote with Gone Girl writer Gillian Flynn, and which is adapted from the British ITV criminal drama of the 1980s.
Finally, there's the Paramount comedy "Instant Family," starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who adopt three children, including a 15-year-old rebel. Paramount projects an opening of $ 15-20 million from 3,258 screens. The film, directed by Sean Anders, does not currently have a Rotten Tomatoes score.