Global Box Office : ‘Venom’ Crosses $800 Million
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” had another magical weekend at the foreign box office, generating $83.7 million for an international haul of $322.6 million.
The spinoff sequel has now crossed $439.7 million globally, with $116 million of that total coming from North America. Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizarding world films, anticipated that, like all prior “Harry Potter” movies, more than half of its box office revenues would come from international markets.
The magical action adventure had a particularly strong showing in Japan, where it debuted this weekend with $13 million on 1,008 screens. That ranks as the biggest opening this year for a Warner Bros. film in that territory. Germany also saw solid returns, pocketing $7.5 million this weekend for a cume of $23.2 million. In the United Kingdom, “Crimes of Grindelwald” brought in $7.2 million, taking its total in that market to $28.3 million.
Meanwhile, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is still rocking, drumming up another $38 million internationally. The Queen biopic has made $320 million overseas and $472 million globally in four weeks of release.
China’s “A Cool Fish” rounded out the top five with $25 million. Directed by Xiaozhi Rao, the comedic drama has made $50 million to date.