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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend saw the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Instant Family, and Widows.

In first place is Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, with $62.2 million. While this is enough to put it far ahead of the competition, it is the lowest opening any Wizarding World film to date by a substantial margin, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which opened at $74.4 million. Given the relatively low rating of 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the non-glowing B+ on CinemaScore, I’m not sure this will face a long tail at the box office. Plus with the likes of Creed 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet coming out, competition is pretty stiff.

In second place is The Grinch with $38.2 million, only dropping 43.5% from its already-strong opening weekend. So far, the film has taken in $151.7 million worldwide off its $75 million budget, meaning the film is likely close to breaking even, if not already profitable. With the holiday season underway, I think the weeks to come could also bring increased interest in this film.

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In third place, Bohemian Rhapsody continues to rock it with $15.7 million in its third weekend, bringing its worldwide cume to $384.3 million off its $52 million box office.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 18, are below:

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald – Warner Bros. – $62.2M
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Universal – $38.2M
Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $15.7M
Instant Family – Paramount – $14.7M
Widows – 20th Century Fox – $12.3M
Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The – Disney – $4.7M
Star Is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $4.4M
Overlord – Paramount – $3.9M
Girl in the Spider’s Web – Sony – $2.5M
Burn the Stage: The Movie – Trafalgar Releasing – $2.3M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, November 18, are below:

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes Of Grindelwald – Warner Bros. – $253.2M
Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th Century Fox – $61.2M
Venom – Sony – $56.9M
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Universal – $47.6M
Widows – 20th Century Fox – $15.1M
Instant Family – Paramount – $14.7M
Nutcracker and the Four Realms, The – Disney – $11.4M
Star is Born, A – Warner Bros. – $9.9M
Cool Fish, A – Multiple – $8.3M
Burn the Stage: The Movie – Trafalgar Releasing – $7.6M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.