Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore Has Worst US Opening In Harry Potter History

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore opened this weekend in the US, and it a broke a record–but not the record that Warner Bros. would have wanted. The film earned $43 million over its opening weekend in the US, which is the lowest of all time for any Harry Potter film.

The 2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them made $74 million over its opening weekend in the US. The 2018 sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, earned $62 million for its opening weekend.

According to Deadline, there are “no immediate, concrete plans” for any further Harry Potter franchise content for film or TV. This is no surprise, as a previous report said a fourth Fantastic Beasts film (of five planned movies) was not a guarantee and would depend on how well The Secrets of Dumbledore performed at the box office.

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Author: Eddie Makuch