JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominates weekend box office

The first film based around the world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, dominated the weekend box office achieving $9.756m in its first weekend at the box office.

Produced and written by JK Rowling, the concept was based on a textbook found in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The latest British fantasy film from Warner Bros was released on November 17 and has raked in a total of $9.814m since its premiere.

The new film won the top spot over Disney’s Doctor Strange which has held first spot in the weekend box office over the last few weeks.

Doctor Strange managed $1.2m at the weekend, earning a total of $18.077m since its release.

Arrival slipped to third place over the weekend, the sci-film raking in $1.163m. The film has made a total of $4.112m since its release two weeks ago.

War Film Hacksaw Ridge brought its total earnings to $4.966m over the weekend after it made $832,628 at box office.

In fifth place, US film The Accountant achieved $683,982 at weekend box office, bringing its total earnings to $4.966m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Wb) $9,756,402 709 $9,814,083
Doctor Strange (Disney) $1,208,678 322 $18,077,508
Arrival (Roadshow) $1,163,516 267 $4,122,067
Hacksaw Ridge (Icon) $832,628 283 $4,966,311
The Accountant (Wb) $683,982 256 $4,417,554
The Light Between Oceans (Eone) $328,036 160 $2,149,665
Nocturnal Animals (Universal) $310,208 205 $1,158,747
The Girl On The Train (Eone) $224,670 139 $15,527,188
I Am Not Madame Bovary (Chinalion Film) $83,402 15 $86,125
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Paramount) $74,110 97 $6,199,612
Hell Or High Water (Madman) $50,901 51 $1,007,697
Storks (Wb) $45,111 88 $8,301,736
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer (Picturehouse Ent. Ltd.) $41,255 39 $41,255
Keeping Up With The Joneses (Fox) $41,033 43 $2,846,376
Chaar Sahibzaade 2 (Eros) $40,484 19 $212,514
I, Daniel Blake (Transmission) $34,669 30 $56,802
Cafe Society (Eone) $30,514 51 $924,497
The Secret Life Of Pets (Universal) $29,994 71 $29,446,310
Robinson Crusoe (Studiocanal) $28,016 72 $359,013
Ouija: Origin Of Evil (Universal) $24,338 29 $2,296,494

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