Opening weekends for The Nutcracker, Widows and Robin Hood can’t beat Fantastic Beasts

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald extended its lead at the weekend box office, adding another $4m to earnings despite three new films coming to screens over the weekend.

The latest from the Harry Potter franchise made more money than Studiocanal’s Robin Hood, which made $1.288m on opening weekend. The film stars Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx, and is centred around a revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Fantastic Beasts extended its lead over the weekend

Although Robin Hood was heavily criticised, it managed to earn more than Disney’s The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, which made $956,815 on its opening weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia report.

The fantasy adventure film is an adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It is centred on the life of a young girl who receives a locked egg from her mother and sets out into a magical land to find its key. The 2018 version of the story stars Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald also attracted larger earnings than Widows, which pulled in $956,825 over the weekend.

The new drama from Academy Award winning director Steve McQueen is based on the story of four’ widows, who attempt to pull off a robbery.

Meanwhile, Bohemian Rhapsody made more than $3m over the weekend, bringing its box office total to $28.513m.

The result puts the film closer to A Star is Born from a revenue perspective. Over the weekend, A Star is Born made $1.251m across 306 screens, bringing total earnings to $28.761m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (Wb) $4,244,437 306 $15,864,629
Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox) $3,370,256 340 $28,513,822
Robin Hood (Studiocanal) $1,288,718 253 $1,320,632
Star Is Born, A (Wb) $1,251,277 306 $28,761,167
Widows (Fox) $1,045,105 205 $1,108,470
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (Disney) $956,815 312 $995,440
The Children Act (Roadshow) $254,919 128 $254,919
The Old Man & The Gun (Eone) $142,499 113 $559,800
Boy Erased (Universal) $103,966 127 $1,073,643
Cool Fish, A (Chinalion Film) $81,051 17 $81,051
Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween (Sony) $69,888 135 $4,005,466
Halloween (Universal) $61,043 65 $6,660,978
Venom (Sony) $58,650 55 $22,075,498
Ladies In Black (Sony) $49,389 59 $11,800,978
Shoplifters (Rialto) $43,993 14 $232,539
First Man (Universal) $30,106 31 $5,945,858
They Shall Not Grow Old (Wb) $26,420 28 $290,562
Burn The Stage: The Movie (Trafalgar) $25,152 49 $581,018
Paw Patrol Mighty Pups: The Movie (Paramount) $18,946 34 $2,559,543
Spitfire (Rialto) $13,599 27 $137,072

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