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Monday Update: The new Harry Potter spinoff movie movie Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald might not been quite as “magical” of an opening as some hoped, but still debuted in first place with $62.1M.


The Warner Bros. fantasy started -16.4% behind the $74.4M opening of predecessor installment Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which opened on this same weekend in 2016.


Last weekend’s leader, Universal’s animated Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, dropped -42.9% to take second place. (The film hopes to have legs for the month and a half beyond its opening given the Christmas nature of the plot.)


Paramount’s comedy Instant Family instantly started in fourth place with $14.5M, while Fox’s action drama Widows began in fifth place with $12.3M.


Comparisons


Total box office this weekend was $174.4M.


That’s +4.1% above last weekend but -12.4% below this same weekend last year, when Justice League led for a second frame with $93.8M.


Year-to-date box office stands at $10.32B. That’s +10.6% ahead of this same date last year, down from +10.8% after last weekend.


Demographics


A full demographic breakdown of the top 30 movies this weekend, courtesy of BoxofficeProfile by Vertigo, will be posted here once it’s available.


Our full table of weekend actuals is below, followed by our Sunday update featuring fuller analysis.



Monday’s Weekend Actuals (Domestic)
FRI, NOV. 16 – SUN, NOV. 18


WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
$62,163,104

4,163

$14,932
$62,163,104
1
Warner Bros.


2
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
$38,587,130
-43%
4,141
0
$9,318
$126,963,410
2
Universal


3
Bohemian Rhapsody
$16,042,965
-49%
3,810
-190
$4,211
$128,228,824
3
20th Century Fox


4
Instant Family
$14,504,315

3,286

$4,414
$14,504,315
1
Paramount Pictures


5
Widows
$12,361,307

2,803

$4,410
$12,361,307
1
20th Century Fox


6
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
$4,772,950
-53%
2,635
-1131
$1,811
$43,965,640
3
Walt Disney Pictures


7
A Star is Born
$4,293,663
-47%
2,010
-838
$2,136
$185,784,570
7
Warner Bros.


8
Overlord
$3,790,251
-63%
2,859
0
$1,326
$17,683,140
2
Paramount Pictures


9
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
$2,501,616
-68%
2,929
0
$854
$13,292,139
2
Sony / Columbia


10
Nobody’s Fool
$2,216,073
-67%
1,301
-1167
$1,703
$28,843,691
3
Paramount


11
Venom
$1,976,625
-60%
1,307
-1044
$1,512
$210,077,668
7
Sony / Columbia





LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Boy Erased
$1,323,832
75%
409
332
$3,237
$2,675,782
3
Focus Features


2
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
$893,180
-38%
555
164
$1,609
$5,071,365
5
Fox Searchlight


3
The Hate U Give
$780,051
-62%
593
-515
$1,315
$28,223,244
7
20th Century Fox


4
A Private War
$701,589
257%
865
827
$811
$1,068,110
3
Aviron Pictures


5
Halloween (2018)
$699,185
-83%
922
-1795
$758
$158,795,325
5
Universal Pictures


6
Beautiful Boy
$582,263
-60%
558
-218
$1,043
$6,401,267
6
Amazon


7
Smallfoot
$423,604
-72%
493
-825
$859
$81,356,772
8
Warner Bros.


8
Night School
$333,325
-67%
370
-347
$901
$76,600,015
8
Universal


9
First Man
$243,790
-73%
328
-487
$743
$44,345,100
6
Universal


10
The House With A Clock In Its Walls
$172,855
-44%
195
-86
$886
$68,074,030
9
Universal Pictures


11
The Old Man & The Gun
$163,773
-64%
171
-224
$958
$10,614,566
8
Fox Searchlight


12
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
$142,711
-84%
307
-1212
$465
$46,371,838
6
Sony


13
Crazy Rich Asians
$125,095
-45%
188
-34
$665
$173,729,639
14
Warner Bros.


14
Hunter Killer
$84,702
-88%
194
-763
$437
$15,649,493
4
Lionsgate / Summit


15
Incredibles 2
$80,805
-34%
130
-10
$622
$608,401,000
23
Disney


16
A Simple Favor
$33,854
-51%
101
-26
$335
$53,530,025
10
Lionsgate





PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Green Book
$320,429

25

$12,817
$320,429
1
Universal Pictures


2
Johnny English Strikes Again
$115,490
-68%
77
-114
$1,500
$4,253,875
4
Universal Pictures


3
Mid90s
$114,833
-71%
84
-256
$1,367
$7,149,088
5
A24


4
Maria By Callas
$96,651
-1%
29
3
$3,333
$470,153
3
Sony Pictures Classics


5
Suspiria
$95,804
-74%
53
-208
$1,808
$2,236,185
4
Amazon Studios


6
At Eternity’s Gate
$92,855

4

$23,214
$92,855
1
CBS Films


7
The Front Runner
$75,364
46%
22
18
$3,426
$166,533
2
Sony / Columbia


8
A Cool Fish
$71,187

15

$4,746
$71,187
1
China Lion Film


9
Wildlife
$64,348
-51%
94
-11
$685
$727,324
5
IFC Films


10
Burning
$64,171
-16%
25
-2
$2,567
$300,125
4
Well Go USA Entertainment


11
Border
$59,775
24%
30
14
$1,993
$343,943
4
Neon


12
Colette
$51,201
-44%
86
5
$595
$5,069,741
9
Bleecker Street


13
Last Letter
$41,027
-49%
23
5
$1,784
$159,052
2
China Lion Film


14
Bad Times At The El Royale
$36,942
-61%
67
-57
$551
$17,777,422
6
20th Century Fox


15
Disney’s Christopher Robin
$33,111
-49%
92
-30
$360
$99,172,010
16
Disney


16
The Nun
$32,556
-49%
91
-37
$358
$117,433,636
11
Warner Bros.


17
Indivisible
$25,891
-84%
59
-143
$439
$3,372,507
4
Pure Flix


18
El Ángel
$21,977
-6%
11
9
$1,998
$53,999
2
The Orchard


19
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
$20,830
-42%
56
-25
$372
$167,485,460
21
Sony / Columbia


20
Tea With the Dames
$13,969
-62%
23
-16
$607
$804,344
9
IFC Films


21
The Wife
$13,583
-55%
25
-10
$543
$7,768,601
14
Sony Pictures Classics


22
Alpha
$12,814
-40%
28
-9
$458
$35,851,379
14
Sony / Columbia


23
Wings of Desire (2018 re-release)
$11,278
221%
4
3
$2,820
$71,674
5
Janus Films


24
What They Had
$10,481
-71%
24
-29
$437
$254,383
5
Bleecker Street


25
Studio 54
$8,053

8

$1,007
$175,465
7
Zeitgeist Films


26
The Sisters Brothers
$6,564
-77%
23
-81
$285
$3,101,468
9
Annapurna Pictures


27
Chef Flynn
$6,473
-14%
3
2
$2,158
$38,385
2
Kino Lorber Films


28
The Happy Prince
$4,859
-75%
13
-60
$374
$445,999
6
Sony Pictures Classics


29
Gosnell: The Trial Of America’s Biggest Serial Killer
$4,444
-62%
11
-22
$404
$3,651,059
6
GVN Releasing


30
Pick of the Litter
$4,092
80%
5
1
$818
$530,845
12
IFC Films


31
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.
$3,469
71%
3
1
$1,156
$219,858
8
Abramorama


32
Narcissister Organ Player
$2,997
51%
2
1
$1,499
$7,944
2
Film Movement


33
Unbroken: Path to Redemption
$2,569
38%
4
0
$642
$6,209,074
10
Pure Flix


34
Bodied
$2,499
-91%
4
-13
$625
$113,956
3
Neon


35
Rampant
$2,293
-85%
2
-7
$1,147
$166,540
4
Well Go USA Entertainment


36
Under The Wire
$2,271

2

$1,136
$2,271
1
Abramorama


37
The Fog (2018 Re-Release)
$1,763
25%
3
0
$588
$69,029
4
Rialto Pictures


38
Puzzle
$1,568
143%
4
2
$392
$2,031,242
17
Sony Pictures Classics


39
Blaze
$1,460
-68%
4
-2
$365
$696,793
14
IFC Films / Sundance Selects


40
Andrei Rublev
$1,243

1

$1,243
$100,148
13
Janus


41
Senso
$1,161
-55%
1
-1
$1,161
$20,308
4
Rialto Pictures


42
In Searching
$874
-72%
1
-1
$874
$4,536
2
Indican Pictures


43
Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story
$859
-68%
1
0
$859
$21,093
5
Abramorama


44
The Rider
$567
75%
1
0
$567
$2,406,753
32
Sony Pictures Classics


45
School of Life
$461

1

$461
$6,300
11
Distrib Films US


46
Here And Now
$449
-94%
2
-49
$225
$13,337
2
AMBI Distribution


47
Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
$432
-38%
1
0
$432
$43,169
10
Film Movement


48
Return of the Hero
$417

1

$417
$7,792
12
Distrib Films US


49
Let the Corpses Tan
$205
-76%
1
0
$205
$92,886
12
Kino Lorber


50
Liyana
$130
-95%
1
-2
$130
$14,201
6
Abramorama


51
Weed the People
$90
36%
1
0
$90
$9,199
4
Mangurama


52
1945
$70
-97%
1
-2
$70
$1,004,303
55
Menemsha Films



 



Sunday Update: On a crowded frame at the pre-Thanksgiving weekend box office, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Instant Family, and Widows all debuted near the lower end of expectations, with the Wizarding World sequel bringing in an estimated $62.2 million in first place. That said, with a long holiday window ahead, all three are expected to enjoy relatively strong legs as we move deeper into the season.


In the top slot, Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald came in significantly below the $74.4 million opening of its predecessor on the same weekend two years ago, a result that can partially be blamed on considerably less-positive reviews. Indeed, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 40%, critics were much less kind to Grindelwald than they were to the first installment, which came in “Fresh” with a score of 74%. With so many options available to audiences this weekend – including a strong sophomore frame for family blockbuster The Grinch – it’s possible that critical derision may have had a significant negative impact on turnout. It’s worth noting that moviegoers weren’t quite as keen on the new Beasts either, as the film finished with a “B+” Cinemascore versus the first entry’s “A” based on exit surveys from opening day audiences.


Nevertheless, Grindelwald benefitted from the enduring popularity of the Harry Potter brand, and with a family-friendly few weeks ahead as children enjoy time off of school, it’s certainly a ripe time of year for a film like this. Looking ahead, the film will certainly have its fair share of competitors vying for the dollars of both older and younger viewers, with films like next weekend’s Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, Mortal Engines (Dec. 14), Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Dec. 14), and Mary Poppins Returns (Dec. 19), and specifically offering stiff competition for the family audience in the weeks ahead. It will be interesting to see how a less well-received Beasts holds up in such a climate.


Coming in with a strong showing in second place is Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, which declined just 44% to $38.2 million in its sophomore frame. That’s an encouraging hold for Universal’s animated retelling of the classic children’s book, which now has a total of $126.5 million after ten days in theaters. Despite a slew of competition in the coming weeks, the film should benefit from its holiday-centric themes as we move closer to Christmas, indicating a run similar to the 2000 live-action Grinch starring Jim Carrey, which grossed nearly five times its opening weekend by the time it left theaters.


Yet another holdover finished the weekend in third place, with the smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody bringing in an estimated $15.7 million in its third weekend. That’s a drop of just under 50% from its gross last weekend, which suggests that word-of-mouth continues reasonably strong for the Freddie Mercury biopic despite increasing competition. The Fox title now has $127.8 million in the bank after 17 days of release, making it the latest music-themed hit after this fall’s phenomenally-successful A Star Is Born.


Fourth place went to newbie Instant Family, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who wade into the world of foster-care adoption. Its $14.7 million opening is a shade lower than many had been predicting for the PG-13 comedy, though it’s still a relatively strong start for a film without a pre-existing fanbase a la last year’s family-oriented smash Wonder. Working in its favor going forward will be the film’s positive Rotten Tomatoes score – it currently sits with an 81% “Fresh” rating – and warm and fuzzy themes that will play well during the holiday season. Notably, the film also boasts an “A” Cinemascore, the highest of any of the weekend’s three new releases, as well as a strong Flixster audience rating of 88%. All of this suggests that the Paramount release – the third collaboration between Wahlberg and his Daddy’s Home 1 and 2 director Sean Anders – may well be looking at a leggy run ahead.


In fifth place, the weekend’s final new wide release Widows brought in an estimated $12.3 million, which is a slightly less-robust opening than many had been predicting. That said, it’s still a reasonably strong debut that was no doubt helped along by strong critical notices (its Rotten Tomatoes score is “Certified Fresh” at 91%) and interest from women over 25, an audience segment who may have gravitated toward the film’s strong ensemble cast including Viola Davis and Michelle Rodriguez and its feminist spin on the traditional heist movie.


By all appearances, the R-rated release directed by Steve McQueen is primed for a leggy run in a corridor traditionally favorable to awards-worthy prestige fare, a category Widows certainly falls into. That said, as was shown by the disappointing performance of the critically-acclaimed Neil Armstrong biopic First Man this fall, it’s certainly possible for a release that seems to tick all the right boxes to fall short, even in a season known for being more hospitable to thoughtful filmmaking. Still, if Widows can keep up some momentum through the Thanksgiving corridor, it should be in for a healthy run long-term.


Sixth place went to Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, which brought in an estimated $4.7 million in its third weekend of release. Despite boasting overt holiday themes and a recognizable cast, the film struggled to catch on and seems to have suffered particularly in the wake of The Grinch’s strong debut last weekend. With $43.9 million after 17 days of release, the film seems destined to fade quickly, particularly with a slew of family-oriented films primed for release in the coming weeks.


In seventh, A Star Is Born continued strong with an estimated $4.3 million in its seventh weekend, bringing the total for the Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper romance to $185.8 million so far. Eighth place, meanwhile, went to the sophomore frame of WWII horror film Overlord, which fell sharply from its $10.2 million opening last weekend to an estimated $3.8 million and a total of $17.7 million after ten days. Dropping even more precipitously was Girl with the Dragon Tattoo follow-up The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which plummeted 68% to an estimated $2.5 million in its second weekend. The Sony thriller has just $13.2 million after ten days of release.


Rounding out the Top 10 was Tyler Perry comedy Nobody’s Fool, which brought in an estimated $2.2 million in its third weekend of release. The total for the Paramount release now stands at $28.8 million.


Outside the Top 10, Focus Features’ Boy Erased expanded to 409 locations and brought in an estimated $1.3 million, good for a per-screen average of $3,178. The fact-based film about a teenage boy being sent to gay conversion therapy has $2.6 million after three weeks of release.


Elsewhere, the acclaimed Melissa McCarthy dramedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? faltered a bit in its expansion, grossing an estimated $800K from 555 locations. That gives the Fox Searchlight release a per-screen average of $1,586, which suggests audiences outside the core arthouse demo haven’t been quite as receptive to McCarthy’s dramatic turn.


Finally, Aviron’s A Private War made a bold expansion to 865 theaters this weekend after playing in limited release for two weekends. With an estimated $725K and a per-screen average of just $838, the well-reviewed Rosamund Pike drama seems to have reached the limit of its expansion.


Limited Release: 


Debuting in limited release this weekend was Universal’s civil rights drama Green Book, which took in an estimated $313K from 25 locations, giving it a per-screen average of $12,520. Starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, the film has been well-received by critics with an 83% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It will expand wider over Thanksgiving weekend.


Director Julian Schnabel’s Vincent Van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe got off to a solid start, bringing in an estimated $92K from four screens. That represents a per-screen average of $23K for the CBS Films release.


Sony’s The Front Runner continued its slow rollout this weekend with an estimated $72K on 22 screens, giving it a just-okay per-screen average of $3,272. The Jason Reitman-directed drama, which stars Hugh Jackman as Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, will expand wider over Thanksgiving weekend.


Overseas Update:


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted with an estimated $191 million in 79 overseas markets, bringing its global debut total to a sizzling $253 million, including $37.5 million in China and $16.3 million in the U.K. You can read a more extensive analysis of the sequel’s international opening here.


Venom retained the No. 1 spot in China over the weekend with an estimated $51.2 million, bringing its total in the country to an incredible $207.1 million. It is now the third-largest superhero release of all time in China after only Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Age of Ultron, which brought in $359.5 million and $240.1 million, respectively. Additionally, it now boasts the strongest second-weekend hold ever in the country for a superhero release.


Bohemian Rhapsody also continued to post fantastic results internationally, with the Fox release bringing in an estimated $45.5 million from 78 markets. That brings the film’s international cume to an astonishing $256.4 million and its global total to $384.2 million. International totals include $45.3 million in the U.K., $24.5 million in South Korea and $18.3 million in France.



Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, NOV. 16 – SUN, NOV. 18


WIDE (1000+)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
$62,200,000

4,163

$14,941
$62,200,000
1
Warner Bros.


2
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
$38,170,000
-44%
4,141
0
$9,218
$126,546,280
2
Universal


3
Bohemian Rhapsody
$15,700,000
-50%
3,810
-190
$4,121
$127,885,859
3
20th Century Fox


4
Instant Family
$14,700,000

3,286

$4,474
$14,700,000
1
Paramount Pictures


5
Widows
$12,300,000

2,803

$4,388
$12,300,000
1
20th Century Fox


6
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
$4,678,000
-54%
2,635
-1131
$1,775
$43,870,690
3
Walt Disney Pictures


7
A Star is Born
$4,350,000
-46%
2,010
-838
$2,164
$185,840,907
7
Warner Bros.


8
Overlord
$3,850,000
-62%
2,859
0
$1,347
$17,742,889
2
Paramount Pictures


9
The Girl in the Spider’s Web
$2,500,000
-68%
2,929
0
$854
$13,290,523
2
Sony / Columbia


10
Nobody’s Fool
$2,260,000
-66%
1,301
-1167
$1,737
$28,887,618
3
Paramount


11
Venom
$1,930,000
-61%
1,307
-1044
$1,477
$210,031,043
7
Sony / Columbia





LIMITED (100 — 999)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Boy Erased
$1,280,000
69%
409
332
$3,130
$2,631,950
3
Focus Features


2
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
$880,000
-39%
555
164
$1,586
$5,058,185
5
Fox Searchlight


3
The Hate U Give
$815,000
-60%
593
-515
$1,374
$28,258,193
7
20th Century Fox


4
A Private War
$725,000
269%
865
827
$838
$1,091,521
3
Aviron Pictures


5
Halloween (2018)
$715,000
-82%
922
-1795
$775
$158,811,140
5
Universal Pictures


6
Beautiful Boy
$587,016
-60%
558
-218
$1,052
$6,406,020
6
Amazon


7
Free Solo
$491,825
-35%
187
-79
$2,630
$8,960,308
8
National Geographic Entertainment


8
Smallfoot
$457,000
-70%
493
-825
$927
$81,390,168
8
Warner Bros.


9
The Old Man & The Gun
$160,000
-65%
171
-224
$936
$10,610,793
8
Fox Searchlight


10
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
$135,000
-85%
307
-1212
$440
$46,364,127
6
Sony


11
Incredibles 2
$93,000
-24%
130
-10
$715
$608,413,195
23
Disney


12
Hunter Killer
$75,000
-90%
194
-763
$387
$15,639,791
4
Lionsgate / Summit


13
A Simple Favor
$30,000
-57%
101
-26
$297
$53,526,171
10
Lionsgate





PLATFORM (1 — 99)



#
TITLE
WEEKEND

LOCATIONS

AVG.
TOTAL
WKS.
DIST.




1
Green Book
$313,000

25

$12,520
$313,000
1
Universal Pictures


2
Mid90s
$125,000
-69%
84
-256
$1,488
$7,159,255
5
A24


3
Maria By Callas
$110,507
13%
29
3
$3,811
$484,009
3
Sony Pictures Classics


4
Suspiria
$93,950
-74%
53
-208
$1,773
$2,234,331
4
Amazon Studios


5
At Eternity’s Gate
$92,000

4

$23,000
$92,000
1
CBS Films


6
The Front Runner
$72,000
40%
22
18
$3,273
$163,169
2
Sony / Columbia


7
Burning
$65,000
-15%
25
-2
$2,600
$299,639
4
Well Go USA Entertainment


8
A Cool Fish
$65,000

15

$4,333
$65,000
1
China Lion Film


9
Border
$55,001
14%
30
14
$1,833
$339,169
4
Neon


10
Colette
$51,522
-43%
86
5
$599
$5,070,062
9
Bleecker Street


11
Last Letter
$37,000
-54%
23
5
$1,609
$155,025
2
China Lion Film


12
Disney’s Christopher Robin
$34,000
-48%
92
-30
$370
$99,172,899
16
Disney


13
The Wife
$18,103
-40%
25
-10
$724
$7,773,121
14
Sony Pictures Classics


14
What They Had
$10,326
-72%
24
-29
$430
$254,228
5
Bleecker Street


15
Bodied
$1,277
-96%
3
-14
$426
$112,734
3



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