First the Internet, now the Box Office! RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET has a stellar U.S. Thanksgiving weekend opening for Disney with $54.8 million, besting its 2012 Predecessor which debuted with $49 million. It plays in 4,017 theatres and gets 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
In second is CREED II with $36 million from 3,442 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets an A CinemaScore and 82% on the Tomatometer. This also bests 2015’s CREED which opened with $29.3 million.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD slips to second spot this weekend with $29 million from 4,163 theatres for Warner Bros.
THE GRINCH lands in fourth with $28.5 million for Universal Pictures, a three-week tally of $178.8 million domestically.
GREEN BOOK, which won the People’s Choice Award at TIFF ’18, opens in ninth spot with $5.2 million from 1,063 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures.
A STAR IS BORN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.9 million for Warner Bros., bringing its North American run to $191 million.
Just like its 2016 Predecessor, FANTASTIC BEASTS AND THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD 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 instalment.
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.
For a third straight week Disney‘s MOANA takes the top of the Box Office, earning $18.8 million this weekend from 3,875 theatres. In its domestic run thus far, it has grossed $145.3 million.
In second in its debut is Paramount Pictures’ OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY with $16.8 million from 3,210 theatres. The Holiday Comedy with an all-star cast including Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon and T.J. Miller, gets a B CinemaScore from Audiences and a 44% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM lands in third this weekend with $10 million for Warner Bros., just shy of the $200 million-mark over four weeks.
ARRIVAL shows amazing momentum now in its fifth week with $5.2 million for Paramount Pictures, earning $82 million across North America in five weeks.
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS expands to 1,262 theatres for Universal Pictures this weekend, making $3.6 million, a total $6.7 million over four weeks and a second Film for Amy Adams in the Top Ten this weekend in addition to ARRIVAL.
Oscar Contender MANCHESTER BY THE SEA expands to 368 theatres, bringing-in $3,1 million for Mongrel Media/Roadside Attractions. In four weeks it has tallied $8.2 million.
HACKSAW RIDGE rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.3 million for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate Films, a total $60.8 million in six weeks.
Bubbling under is Oscar favourite LA LA LAND which plays in limited engagement in five theatres to earn an excellent $850k for eOne Films/Liosngate Films.
For a second straight week, MOANA tops the Box Office for Disney, with $29.6 million from 3,875 theatres. In two weeks it has made $121 million domestically, getting a break from competitors with no new wide releases slated.
Former champ FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is in second with $16.8 million for Warner Bros., tallying $181.3 million over three weeks.
ALLIED lands in third with $7.3 million for Paramount Pictures in its second week, almost passing the $30-million mark.
ARRIVAL is in fourth with $7.1 million also for Paramount Pictures. In its four weeks out it has made $71 million.
BAD SANTA 2 is in eighth in its second week out with $3.1 million for eOne Films/Broad Green Pictures. It has made $15 million in its run so far.
Oscar contender MANCHESTER BY THE SEA rounds out the Top Ten with $2.2 million from only 156 theatres. It has made $4.3 million over three weeks for Mongrel Media/Roadside Attractions.
As expected, Disney’sMOANA takes the top of the Box Office this U.S. Thanksgiving holiday with $54.7 million from 3,875 theatres across North America. Critically, the Animated Feature gets a stellar 98% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM continues to bring-in strong numbers with $45 million in its second week out, a total $155.8 million domestically for Warner Bros.
DOCTOR STRANGE, a former Box Office topper, lands in third with $13.5 million for Marvel/Disney, surpassing $205 million in four weeks.
ALLIED debuts in fourth with $12.6 million for Paramount Pictures from 3160 theatres. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, it gets 62% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
BAD SANTA 2 opens in seventh with $5.2 million from 2,900 theatres for Broad Green Pictures/eOne Films with a C+ from Audiences at CinemaScore and 25% on the Tomatometer.
THE EDGE OF SEVETEEN rounds-out the Thanksgiving Top Ten with $2.9 million from 1,945 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. It has earned $4.1 million over two weeks.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM is much the best at the Box Office this weekend, debuting with $76 million for Warner Bros. in 4,144 theatres across North America. Penned by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling and directed by Potter director David Yates, this first installment in the Franchise fares well critically with an 76% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore, boding well for some word of mouth. Some are concerned these numbers are not strong enough to propel a Franchise, although we think they are just being diffficult! We mustn’t forget the international appeal of Rowling…
In second is 20th Century Fox‘s TROLLS with $16.9 million in its third week, totalling $115 million in its domestic run.
DOCTOR STRANGE finds itself in third with $16.3 million for Marvel/Disney in its third week, bringing its tally to $180.6 million for the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring superhero flick.
ARRIVAL lands in fourth with $11.2 million for Paramount Pictures, bringing the Oscar contender’s two-week total to $42.8 million.
HACKSAW RIDGE is in sixth with $6.4 million in its third week, a total of $42.5 million grossed for Elevation Pictures/Lionsgate Films.
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN opens in eighth for STX Entertainment/VVS Films with $4.8 million from 1,945 theatres. The TIFF ’16 selection and coming-of-age Dramedy starring Oscar nominee and Popstar Hailee Steinfeld, gets a whopping 95% on the Tomatometer and an A-CinemaScore.
SHUT IN rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.6 million in its second week out for EuropaCorp and VVS Films.
On Tuesday night, the No-Majs of Toronto gathered in a rainy Yonge-Dundas Square to spot their favourite wizards from upcoming Warner Pictures Canada release Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Director David Yates and Producer David Heyman looked on as fans clamored for a chance to be close to stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler and Ezra Miller.
The cast was all smiles braving the rain and cold as they paused to sign autographs and snap Selfies with hundreds of devoted Muggles.
On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 for one day only, the public will be able visit the Wizarding World by stopping by Yonge-Dundas Square. Bought to us by Audi and IMAX, the Experience includes the following:
• Fans will be able to see costumes and props from the production including the iconic Newt suitcase!
• Fans will be able to participate in exciting activations including VR and gaming demos
• Fans will be able to win exciting prizes including special advance screening passes, signed posters and gift bags.
• Be one of the first to arrive in your wizard inspired costume for your chance to receive a collectable wand (while supplies last)
Scripted by the Queen of the Wizarding World herself, JK Rowling, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released on Friday, November 18, 2016.
Yesterday afternoon, Fans around the world were privileged enough to be part of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Global Fan Event at participating cinemas or through FacebookLive and YouTube for those unable to make it out to the sold-out affair. This celebration showed some exclusive new footage as well as questions answered by select cast members of the Film including Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Dan Fogler, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sodul and of course Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne. Director David Yates and Producer David Heyman also joined the fun.
The Event itself offered some interesting insight on what to expect and what we can expect from the newest installment and wizarding world we have all come to fall in love with, but the real excitement came at the very end when David Yates made a very exciting announcement regarding the future of Newt. After Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, we can expect Newt in a new adventure somewhere other than New York.
No Harry Potter universe event would be complete if J.K Rowling did not make an appearance, and the massive bombshell news she dropped made it even more exciting. Rowling announced that there will be FIVEFantastic Beasts Movies, and no one knew of this news from the Cast. The best reaction to this news came from Newt himself, Eddie Redmayne, who was just over the moon joyous and happy from the news.
Now the real meat of the experience, something that was privileged to the audiences in theatres the new footage from the Film. We saw the first five minutes of the Film then snippets from throughout the Film. Without giving anything away, it looks incredible and possesses the same magic and adventure as the Harry Potter Films have. It is truly going to be an amazing experience. Also after the presentation, audiences for the first time were able to see Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the first time in IMAX and that was truly something magical. Currently there is a week-long promotion in IMAX showing all eight Harry Potter Films, visit www.cineplex.com for more details on that. As well tickets for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them are currently on-sale!
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM in theatres on Friday November 18, 2016, with special advance previews on Thursday November 17, 2016.
So as many Fans already know, a huge Fan Event is being held for FANTASTIC BEASTS: A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD, taking place on October 13, 2016… and Toronto’s been added to the fun! The worldwide fan event will kick off on Thursday, October 13th, at 8:30 p.m. GMT (3:30 p.m. EDT, 12:30 p.m. PDT) and simultaneously in major cities in the U.S. and internationally.
Following its Trailer’s release earlier that day, this event will show Fans in IMAX some brand new footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! Fans attending will receive a “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” exclusive t-shirt, commemorating the worldwide event, as well as a collectible mini-poster.
Lucky Fans in London and Los Angeles even will have some of the Cast on-hand to experience the joy with them!
In London: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, and director David Yates will be on hand.
In Los Angeles: Colin Farrell and Jon Voight will be in attendance.
See a Cast greeting here:
Warner Bros. Pictures Canada release FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM will open worldwide on November 18, 2016, in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX.