Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Opens With $253 Million at Worldwide Box OfficeDespite middling reviews from Many corners, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald grossed $253.2 million (about Rs. 1,824 crores) in the worldwide box office over the weekend and in doing so, took the Harry Potter spin-off franchise Complete over a billion dollars.

Of $253.2 million overall, The Crimes of Grindelwald picked up $62.2 million (about Rs. 448 crores) in the US, with the rest $191 million (about Rs. 1,375.67 crores) coming from global markets. The latter figure is higher than that which the original did back in 2016, at $186 million. The movie had the best opening of any Wizarding World film in 18 states, such as Russia ($12.1 million), Brazil ($6.9 million), Argentina, and Indonesia.

China, expectedly, was the biggest contributor to the global total with $37.5 million (roughly Rs. 270 crores), followed by the UK ($16.3 million), and Germany ($12.8 million). Back in India, The Crimes of Grindelwald had brought in Rs. 7.45 crores (about $1.034 million) until Saturday, for example Thursday compensated previews. Figures for Sunday aren’t yet available, we will update this piece once we have them.

, The Crimes of Grindelwald was its biggest weekend opening of 2018 in 30 markets, such as Australia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and the UK. The studio has one other tentpole left to the calendar year, at the DC superhero film Aquaman, which Warner Bros. will hope can deliver greater than the financial disappointment Justice League turned out to be last year.