The Harry Potter spinoff opened to positive reviews
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling’s latest look at Harry Potter’s wizarding world, had a magical weekend at the box office, taking the No. 1 spot and making $75 million.
Coming in second place at the box office was Marvel’s Doctor Strange, which made $17.7 million in its third weekend. The movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, has raked in $571 million globally. Fox’s Trolls took the third spot, with $17.5 million and Paramount’s Arrival plunged to fourth with $11.8 million.
Films like Edge of Seventeen and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk suffered at the box office, earning $4.8 million and $930,000, respectively.