Box Office November 16-18, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $62 Million. Worldwide, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has made over $253.2 Million.
The Grinch was Second with $38.1 Million for $126.5 Million so far. Worldwide, The Grinch has made over $151.7 Million.
Bohemian Rhapsody was Third with $15.7 Million so far. Worldwide, Bohemian Rhapsody has made over $384.3 Million.
Instant Family premiered in Fourth Place with $14.7 Million.
Widows premiered in Fifth Place with $12.3 Million.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy film directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling. A joint British and American production, it is the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). It is the second instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film series, and the tenth overall in the Wizarding World franchise, which began with the Harry Potter film series. The film features an ensemble cast that includes 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. The plot follows Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore as they attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world.
Instant Family is a 2018 American comedy film starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as two parents who adopt three young children; Isabela Moner, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer also star. It is directed by Sean Anders, who wrote the screenplay with John Morris, based in-part on Anders’ own experiences.
Widows is a 2018 heist film directed by Steve McQueen from a screenplay by McQueen and Gillian Flynn, based upon the 1983 ITV series of the same name. A British-American co-production, the film features an ensemble cast consisting of Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, and Liam Neeson. The plot follows a group of women who attempt a heist in order to pay back a crime boss after their criminal husbands are killed on a botched job.
Next week sees the release of: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Creed 2, Robin Hood, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly The Bottom Line column. A preview: Ralph Breaks the Internet will be Number One at the box office next weekend.
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