Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald soars to the top of the weekend box office

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has soared to the top of the weekend box office, taking $8.574m on its opening weekend.

The latest instalment of the Warner Bros franchise, which is set in the Harry Potter universe, was shown across 699 screens and knocked Bohemian Rhapsody off the top spot.

Fox’s Freddy Mercury biopic continued to draw in audiences on its third weekend since release, taking $4.247m across 328 screens.

A Star is Born featuring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper fell from second place to third, taking in $1.816m over 326 screens on its fifth weekend.

Burn the Stage: The Movie entered the box office with a fizzle this weekend, earning 549,993 across 110 screens. The film tracks the success of boy band BTS, one of Korea’s most successful exports.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (Wb) $8,574,160 699 $9,434,660
Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $4,247,801 328 $23,564,524
Star Is Born, A (Wb) $1,816,403 326 $26,800,374
Burn The Stage: The Movie (Trafalgar) $549,993 110 $549,993
The Old Man & The Gun (Eone) $263,012 115 $266,252
Boy Erased (Universal) $251,256 163 $847,896
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (Sony) $244,435 218 $3,910,025
Halloween (Universal) $228,142 193 $6,523,244
Venom (Sony) $143,177 102 $21,957,546
Hunter Killer (Roadshow) $74,397 133 $1,140,457
Ladies In Black (Sony) $73,541 117 $11,697,889
Thugs Of Hindostan (Mindblowing Films) $59,355 70 $648,644
First Man (Universal) $57,372 52 $5,893,045
Spitfire (Rialto) $56,532 92 $88,409
Shoplifters (Rialto) $51,964 15 $161,329
They Shall Not Grow Old (Wb) $48,003 34 $242,039
Patrick (Disney) $40,985 108 $195,661
Charming (Roadshow) $39,682 73 $346,511
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups: The Movie (Paramount) $34,721 141 $2,529,797
Suspiria (Transmission) $31,538 38 $176,728

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