During the past month, films such as "Venom" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" found great amounts at the box office despite critical criticism of critics. Now, Warner Bros expected the trend to continue this weekend with "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald," which will try to prove that the series of Harry Potter prequel won a critical status.
Although the film 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 rating. The sequel is currently designed for an opening in the range of $ 60 million with a high of 4,000 + screens, with estimates higher than $ 73 million. In comparison, the first movie, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them", opened to $ 74.4 million, raising $ 234 million international and $ 814 million worldwide.
Like Spider-Man and Queen fanatics, it is expected that Pottermaniacs leave for this movie no matter what. Perhaps a sign of the unbreakable interest of the movie between hardcore fans came to San Diego Comic-Con, when Johnny Depp appeared in full disguise as the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald to reveal the trailer of the movie during the presentation of WB Hall H.
Depp appeared in the presentation while his ex wife Amber Heard, who accused Depp of domestic violence, was present to promote another next blockbuster WB "Aquaman." While the appearance of Depp in the presentation and his role in the film received criticism from online followers and #MeToo activists, he was welcomed in the presentation and allegations against him are not expected to divert families with children and adolescents who enjoyed the first "Ghosts Fantastic. "
For Warner Bros., success with "Fantastic Beasts" and "Aquaman" would be a great point of exclamation about what was a surprising 2018 for them. The study has already raised $ 1.47 billion this year without the help of its most outstanding DC Films franchise. With DC, he seeks to return to court after the disappointment of "Justice League", and J.K. Rowling's Wizarding world hoping that the public will buy in a saga of five films "Fantastic Beasts", success for any of these films could mean great things for WB in 2019 and beyond.
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" picks up two years after the events of the last film, since Grindelwald exhorts the magical world to rise and affirm its dominion on the nonmagic human race. Being on his way is his former classmate Hogwarts and the future director Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law), with the reluctant help of former student Dumbledore, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).
David Yates returns to direct his sixth Potter movie from a script written by J.K. Rowling. Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol return from the previous movie, with Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Callum Turner and Claudia Kim joining the cast.
The acclaimed "widows" are also opening this weekend, the first feature film of director Steve McQueen since he won Oscar for the best movie for "12 years of slavery". Unlike "fantastic beasts", this horror movie, about the widows of four thieves who finished a job where their husbands began, got good reviews. Currently, it has a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
With a budget of 40 million dollars, the average opening of teens is not exactly an ideal start for a movie that Fox's hopes will have important considerations. But with its exciting sequence of careful and a wild look at political corruption, the study will seek word of mouth to spread among older audiences looking for a more provocative rate. If it does, the "widows" could find their niche on the broad-leaved slate and go on Thanksgiving weekend and in December.
"Widows" presents a cast of stars led by Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki. Also stars in Cynthia Erivo, Liam Neeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell and Robert Duvall. McQueen directed from a script he wrote with the writer "Gone Girl" Gillian Flynn and that is adapted from the UK Criminality drama 1980 ITV with the same name.
Finally, there is the comedy Paramount "Instant Family", which stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who adopts 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, currently has no Rotten Tomatoes score.