#BOXOFFICE: “BEASTS” FANTASTIC IN DEBUT
Just like its 2016 Predecessor, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND THE CRIMES OF GRINDEWALD debuts atop the Box Office with $63.5 million from 4,163 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets only 40% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore, while that last Film in the Franchise opened with $74.4 million, besting this new installment.
THE GRINCH continues to be highly-bankable for Universal Pictures, slipping to second spot this weekend with an stellar $38.2 million. Its two-week tally comes to $126.5 million domestically.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY lands in third with $15.5 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $127.6 million in its third week out.
In fourth is new release INSTANT FAMILY starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne with $13 million from 3,286 theatres for Paramount Pictures. It gets both a 80% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore, which might give it some longevity heading into U.S. Thanksgiving.
WIDOWS opens in fifth with $11.9 million for 20th Century Fox from 2,803 theatres. The Film from Oscar-winning Filmmaker Steve McQueen, gets an outstanding 91% on the Tomatometer, but oddly only a B CinemaScore.
NOBODY’S FOOL rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.1 million, a total $28.7 million it its domestic run for Paramount Pictures.