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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $231,165,467Details
International Box Office $571,259,183Details
Worldwide Box Office $802,424,650
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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Story takes place in the Harry Potter world, set 70 years prior to the Harry Potter books.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$180,000,000
Domestic Releases: November 18th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
November 18th, 2016 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: November 14th, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
November 16th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide) (Brazil)
November 18th, 2016 (Wide), released as Фантастични животни и къде да ги намерим (Bulgaria)
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Video Release: February 14th, 2017 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some fantasy action violence.
(Rating bulletin 2440 (CErt #50647), 8/31/2016)
Running Time: 133 minutes
Franchise: Harry Potter
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Comparisons: vs. Doctor Strange
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Keywords: 1920s, Prequel, New York City, Secret Magic, Supernatural, Monster, Cryptozoology, Secret Societies
Source:Spin-Off
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Warner Bros., Heyday Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 590 $941,774 Jan 13, 2017 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 452 $1,923,459 Jan 6, 2017 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 236 $4,110,464 Dec 30, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 669 $2,917,974 Dec 23, 2016 38
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 492 $5,071,323 Dec 16, 2016 31
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 97 $201,013,143 Dec 9, 2016 26
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 241 $10,421,251 Dec 9, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 161 $18,118,111 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 131 $18,118,111 Dec 2, 2016 17
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 357 $8,105,554 Dec 3, 2016 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 53 $45,084,763 Nov 25, 2016 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 67 $156,012,316 Nov 25, 2016 10
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 91 $9,533,397 Nov 24, 2016 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 73 $10,931,033 Nov 23, 2016 6
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 83 $101,394,156 Nov 18, 2016 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 80 $9,301,677 Nov 22, 2016 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 219 $6,758,059 Nov 21, 2016 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 128 $18,493,911 Nov 20, 2016 3
Biggest November Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $74,403,387 Nov 18, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 79 $74,403,387 Nov 18, 2016 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 87 $74,403,387 Nov 18, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 38 4,144 Nov 18, 2016 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 109 $26,248,042 Nov 19, 2016 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 75 $55,909,476 Nov 18, 2016 2
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 77 $29,661,434 Nov 18, 2016 1
Biggest November Day at the Domestic Box Office 29 $29,661,434 Nov 18, 2016 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 209 $29,661,434 Nov 18, 2016 1

Cast

   Newt Scamander
   Credence Barebone
   Gnarlak
   Percival Graves
   Jacob Kowalski
   Mary Lou
   Queenie Goldstein
   Seraphina Picquery
   Tina
Sam Redford    Customs Official
Scott Goldman    Customs Official (Voice)
Tim Bentinck    Witness
Tristan Tait    Reporter
Tom Clarke-Hill    Photographer 2
Matthew Sim    Photographer
Faith Wood-Blagrove    Modesty Barebone
Jenn Murray    Chastity Barebone
Cory Peterson    Bank Employee
Lucie Pohl    Secretary
Peter Breitmayer    Mr. Bingley
Jake Samuels    Bank Guard
Max Cazier    Young Man
Dan Hedaya    Red
Christy Meyer    Guide-Inside Macusa
Guy Paul    Auror 2
Andreea Paduraru    Auror 9
Walles Hamonde    Auror 10
Dominique Tipper    Auror 1
Kevin Guthrie    Mr. Abernathy
Leo Heller    Boy with Birthmark
Miles Roughley    Poor Boy
Anne Wittman    Housewife
Erick Hayden    Policeman
Paul Birchard    Hobo
Ronan Raftery    Langdon Shaw
Tom Hodgkins    Barker
Jon Voight    Shaw Senior
Josh Cowdery    Henry Shaw Jnr/Senator Shaw
Ellie Haddington    Mrs. Esposito
Joseph MacNab    Police Officer 1
Bart Edwards    Police Officer 2
Todd Boyce    Announcer
Martin Oelbermann    Heinrich Eberstadt
Gemma Chan    Madam Ya Zhou
Richard Clothier    British Envoy
Christian Dixon    Momolu Wotorson
Akin Gazi    Auror 3
Rich Hardisty    Auror 4
Elizabeth Moynihan    Executioner 1
Miquel Brown    Executioner 2
Wunmi Mosaku    Beryl
Cristian Solimeno    Executioner 3
Matthew Wilson    Sam the Obliviator
Brian F. Mulvey    Watchman
Aretha Ayeh    Singer-The Blind Pig Speakeasy
Emmi    Singer-The Blind Pig Speakeasy
Nicholas McGaughey    Australian Wizard
Sean Cronin    Nearby Criminal
Zoe Kravitz    Lestrange
Arinze Kene    Auror 6
Jane Perry    Female Customer in Bakery

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    J.K. Rowling
Producer    J.K. Rowling
Producer    David Heyman
Producer    Lionel Wigram
Producer    Steve Kloves
Executive Producer    Tim Lewis
Executive Producer    Neil Blair
Executive Producer    Rick Senat
Production Designer    Stuart Craig
Editor    Mark Day
Composer    James Newton Howard
Director of Photography    Philippe Rousselot
Visual Effects Supervisor    Tim Burke
Visual Effects Supervisor    Christian Manz
Costume Designer    Colleen Atwood
Casting Director    Fiona Weir
Unit Production Manager    Michael Sharp
Unit Production Manager    Tim Lewis
First Assistant Director    Josh Robertson
Key Second Assistant Director    Ben Howard
Co-Producer    Michael Sharp
Second Unit Director    Stephen Woolfenden
Second Unit Director of Photography    Jean-Philippe Gossart
Sound Designer    Glenn Freemantle
Supervising Sound Editor    Glenn Freemantle
Associate Production Designer    James Hambidge
Art Director    David Allday
Art Director    Les Tomkins
Art Director    Guy Bradley
Art Director    Toby Britton
Art Director    Peter Dorme
Art Director    Gavin Fitch
Art Director    Martin Foley
Art Director    Kate Grimble
Art Director    Christian Huband
Art Director    Huw Arthur
Art Director    Hayley Easton-Street
Assistant Art Director    Jake Hall
Assistant Art Director    Charlotte Malynn
Assistant Art Director    Suzanna Smith
Script Supervisor    Anna Worley
Post-Production Executive    Marianne Jenkins
Post-Production Supervisor    Tim Grover
First Assistant Editor    Hermione Byrt
First Assistant Editor    Mark Burton
Visual Effects Producer    Olly Young
Production Supervisor    Charbel Youssef
Location Manager    Charles Zalben
Re-recording Mixer    Niv Adiri
Re-recording Mixer    Ian Tapp
Re-recording Mixer    Andy Nelson
Sound Designer    Niv Adiri
Sound Designer    Tom Sayers
Sound Designer    Ben Barker
Supervising Dialogue/ADR Editor    Gillian Dodders
Costume Supervisor    Charlotte Finlay
Make-up and Hair Designer    Nicky Knowles
Set Decorator    Anna Pinnock
Production Supervisor    Pamela Joyce
Stunt Coordinator    Eunice Huthart

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December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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December 19th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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December 15th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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December 14th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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December 13th, 2016

Moana

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December 10th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

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December 8th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

There is only one wide release this week, Office Christmas Party. There are also two films expanding semi-wide, Miss Sloane and Nocturnal Animals. I doubt both of them will make the top ten, but I would be equally surprised if neither did. At the beginning of the month, I assumed Office Christmas Party would win this weekend, but it is looking like Moana has a shot at the threepeat. It could be a really close race with the two films changing positions on the daily chart. Meanwhile, this weekend last year, In the Heart of the Sea bombed earning just $11.05 million on a $100 million budget. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 earned first place with $11.41 million. Both Office Christmas Party and Moana will top that with ease. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them might also beat that. On the other hand, last year there were four films that earned more than $10 million, while this year there will be no more than 3. I still think 2016 will win, but it could be close. More...

International Box Office: Fantastic Beasts have Double Milestone Weekend With $60.4 million

December 8th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remained locked in first place with $60.4 million in 67 markets for totals of $424.4 million internationally and $607.5 million worldwide. It reached both $400 million internationally and $600 million worldwide, which is twice the reason to celebration. On the down side, the film has run out of major markets to open in, so it will quickly drop down the chart from now on. On the positive side, the film is already in the top ten on the 2016 Worldwide chart and will climb a little bit more before it is done. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Moana Sails to Victory with $28.27 million

December 6th, 2016

Moana

As expected, Moana dominated the weekend box office chart with a $10 million lead over its nearest competitor earning $28.27 million. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also did well with $18.12 million. Unfortunately, those were the only two films to earn more than $10 million over the weekend and this left the overall box office down a massive 48% from last weekend to just $95 million. Worse still, this is 2.8% lower than the same weekend last year. I’m actually surprised it’s that close, because there were four films that earned more than $10 million last year, including the biggest new release, Krampus. 2016 was able to crack $10 billion before the weekend and has a very substantial lead at $10.12 billion to $9.66 billion for 2015. More...

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December 4th, 2016

Moana

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December 1st, 2016

Incarnate

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International Box Office: Fantastic Beasts have another Century Weekend with $132.0 million

November 30th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them remained in first place with $132.0 million in 67 markets for totals of $317.5 million internationally and $473.5 million worldwide. Its biggest debut came from China where it opened with $41.70 million, which is a little behind Doctor Strange’s opening earlier this month. On the other hand, the film is already $10 million ahead of what will be Doctor Strange’s lifetime total in the U.K. with $11.07 million in 666 theaters over the weekend for a two-week total of $37.52 million. More...

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November 29th, 2016

Lion

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November 29th, 2016

Moana

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November 27th, 2016

Moana

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International Box Office: Fantastic has a Beast of an Opening with $143.3 million

November 24th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opened in first place on the international chart with $143.3 million in 63 markets. The film had the biggest opening of the Harry Potter franchise in 16 of those 63 markets, but ironically not in the U.K., where it had its biggest opening. The film debuted in first place there with $18.90 million in 666 theaters. This is the third best in the franchise behind the two Deathly Hallows films. Some of the markets where Fantastic Beasts set the franchise record include South Korea, where it made $10.64 million on 1,431 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $14.15 million. It did the same in Russia with $10.29 million on 1,173 screens and in Brazil with $6.4 million. More...

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November 24th, 2016

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November 23rd, 2016

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November 23rd, 2016

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Fantastic Beast Can’t Lift Box Office

November 22nd, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

As expected, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them dominated the box office earning nearly as much as the rest of the films combined. However, it was unexpectedly weak earning just $74.40 million. In fact, every film we talked about on Thursday’s predictions underperformed and the overall box office was down to $158 million. Granted, “down” in this case is only off by 0.1%, but considering we were expecting significant growth, even a little drop is distressing. Worse still, the box office is off by 8.9% from this weekend last year. Again, we were expecting growth in the year-over-year comparison, so a drop this big really hurts. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $9.49 billion, which is 5.9% or $540 million better than last year’s pace. That said, I wouldn’t panic, as Moana should help the box office bounce back this weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Fantastic Beasts Makes Fantastic-ish $75 Million

November 20th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is doing everything Warner Bros. could have wished for this weekend, posting a lively $75 million opening in the US, hitting $143.3 million internationally for a global opening over $200 million, and getting a A CinemaScore that should give it positive word of mouth going into Thanksgiving. For a franchise reboot, that’s a lot of reasons to be happy, although its opening is well below the openings enjoyed by the original Harry Potter franchise. The worst of those, Chamber of Secrets, opened with $88 million over three days (Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince both technically had slower weekends than Chamber of Secrets, but both of them opened on Wednesday, and they still did over $75 million Friday–Sunday). More...

Thursday Night Previews: Fantastic Doesn’t Quite Live Up to Its Name with $8.75 million - Updated

November 18th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them pulled in $8.75 million during its midnight shows last night. That’s good, but a little lower than expected and not even the best of the fall so far. It was beaten by Doctor Strange, which earned $9.4 million just two weeks ago. Worse still, Fantastic Beasts' reviews have fallen to 74% positive. That’s still good for a blockbuster release, but it is the lowest in the Harry Potter franchise and will likely hurt the film’s box office performance over the weekend. It should still make over $80 million this weekend, but it will be close. We might have to revise that prediction lower tomorrow when we have Friday’s estimates. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Fantastic Be Fantastic? Or will it merely be a Beast at the Box Office?

November 17th, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

At the beginning of the month, we thought there would be four wide releases / expansions this week. However, it turns out there will be just one, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The lack of wide releases should help it at the box office and there is a small chance it could top $100 million over the next three days. While there are no other wide releases, there are a few films opening or expanding semi-wide. Of these, The Edge of Seventeen is the only one with a realistic shot at the top five. It is earning the best reviews of the week and did earn a lot of film festival buzz, so that should help. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk had an amazing opening in limited release last weekend, but it will likely struggle as it expands into just over 1,000 theaters this weekend. Finally there’s Bleed for This, which is expected to barely make the top ten. This weekend last year, the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise opened with just over $100 million. There’s a slim chance Fantastic Beasts will do the same. Even if it doesn’t, the depth this year is much better than last year and that should help 2016 win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Arrive on Time: Winning Announcement

November 16th, 2016

Arrival

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Contest: Fantastic Prizes

November 10th, 2016

Kubo and the Two Strings

There are four films opening or expanding wide next week, at least that’s what we thought would happen at the beginning of the month. Now we learn The Edge of Seventeen is opening semi-wide, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is only expanding semi-wide, while we still don’t know what is happening with Bleed for This. This is great news for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as it will have even less competition that anticipated. It is also the only reasonable choice for the target film in this week’s Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of Kubo and the Two Strings on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a previously reviewed movie. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a previously reviewed movie.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Trailer

April 12th, 2016

Magical adventure starring Eddie Redmayne, directed by David Yates, opens November 18 ... Full Movie Details. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

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Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 1 $74,403,387   4,144 $17,954   $74,403,387 3
2016/11/25 2 $45,084,763 -39% 4,144 $10,880   $156,012,316 10
2016/12/02 2 $18,118,111 -60% 3,988 $4,543   $183,080,514 17
2016/12/09 3 $10,421,251 -42% 3,626 $2,874   $198,947,154 24
2016/12/16 5 $5,071,323 -51% 3,036 $1,670   $207,722,418 31
2016/12/23 12 $2,917,974 -42% 1,966 $1,484   $214,223,225 38
2016/12/30 11 $4,110,464 +41% 1,842 $2,232   $224,125,258 45
2017/01/06 14 $1,923,459 -53% 1,188 $1,619   $229,180,032 52
2017/01/13 20 $941,774 -51% 502 $1,876   $230,813,099 59

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 1 $29,661,434   4,144 $7,158   $29,661,434 1
2016/11/19 1 $26,248,042 -12% 4,144 $6,334   $55,909,476 2
2016/11/20 1 $18,493,911 -30% 4,144 $4,463   $74,403,387 3
2016/11/21 1 $6,758,059 -63% 4,144 $1,631   $81,161,446 4
2016/11/22 1 $9,301,677 +38% 4,144 $2,245   $90,463,123 5
2016/11/23 2 $10,931,033 +18% 4,144 $2,638   $101,394,156 6
2016/11/24 2 $9,533,397 -13% 4,144 $2,301   $110,927,553 7
2016/11/25 2 $18,309,313 +92% 4,144 $4,418   $129,236,866 8
2016/11/26 2 $17,220,401 -6% 4,144 $4,156   $146,457,267 9
2016/11/27 2 $9,555,049 -45% 4,144 $2,306   $156,012,316 10
2016/11/28 2 $2,162,255 -77% 4,144 $522   $158,174,571 11
2016/11/29 2 $2,953,186 +37% 4,144 $713   $161,127,757 12
2016/11/30 2 $1,947,455 -34% 4,144 $470   $163,075,212 13
2016/12/01 2 $1,887,191 -3% 4,144 $455   $164,962,403 14
2016/12/02 2 $5,011,148 +166% 3,988 $1,257   $169,973,551 15
2016/12/03 2 $8,105,554 +62% 3,988 $2,032   $178,079,105 16
2016/12/04 2 $5,001,409 -38% 3,988 $1,254   $183,080,514 17
2016/12/05 2 $1,257,489 -75% 3,988 $315   $184,338,003 18
2016/12/06 2 $1,805,137 +44% 3,988 $453   $186,143,140 19
2016/12/07 2 $1,211,051 -33% 3,988 $304   $187,354,191 20
2016/12/08 2 $1,171,712 -3% 3,988 $294   $188,525,903 21
2016/12/09 3 $2,830,218 +142% 3,626 $781   $191,356,121 22
2016/12/10 3 $4,716,308 +67% 3,626 $1,301   $196,072,429 23
2016/12/11 3 $2,874,725 -39% 3,626 $793   $198,947,154 24
2016/12/12 3 $862,230 -70% 3,626 $238   $199,809,384 25
2016/12/13 3 $1,203,759 +40% 3,626 $332   $201,013,143 26
2016/12/14 3 $873,518 -27% 3,626 $241   $201,886,661 27
2016/12/15 3 $764,434 -12% 3,626 $211   $202,651,095 28
2016/12/16 6 $1,343,113 +76% 3,036 $442   $203,994,208 29
2016/12/17 5 $2,035,823 +52% 3,036 $671   $206,030,031 30
2016/12/18 5 $1,692,387 -17% 3,036 $557   $207,722,418 31
2016/12/19 4 $940,678 -44% 3,036 $310   $208,663,096 32
2016/12/20 5 $1,069,528 +14% 3,036 $352   $209,732,624 33
2016/12/21 8 $734,502 -31% 1,966 $374   $210,467,126 34
2016/12/22 8 $838,125 +14% 1,966 $426   $211,305,251 35
2016/12/23 9 $1,004,030 +20% 1,966 $511   $212,309,281 36
2016/12/24 11 $625,736 -38% 1,966 $318   $212,935,017 37
2016/12/25 12 $1,288,208 +106% 1,966 $655   $214,223,225 38
2016/12/26 11 $1,702,652 +32% 1,966 $866   $215,925,877 39
2016/12/27 10 $1,443,542 -15% 1,966 $734   $217,369,419 40
2016/12/28 9 $1,338,895 -7% 1,966 $681   $218,708,314 41
2016/12/29 10 $1,306,480 -2% 1,966 $665   $220,014,794 42
2016/12/30 9 $1,428,728 +9% 1,842 $776   $221,443,522 43
2016/12/31 11 $1,232,051 -14% 1,842 $669   $222,675,573 44
2017/01/01 10 $1,449,685 +18% 1,842 $787   $224,125,258 45
2017/01/02 9 $1,502,481 +4% 1,842 $816   $225,627,739 46
2017/01/03 9 $718,497 -52% 1,842 $390   $226,346,236 47
2017/01/04 10 $505,159 -30% 1,842 $274   $226,851,395 48
2017/01/05 10 $405,178 -20% 1,842 $220   $227,256,573 49
2017/01/06 14 $550,925 +36% 1,188 $464   $227,807,498 50
2017/01/07 14 $821,412 +49% 1,188 $691   $228,628,910 51
2017/01/08 14 $551,122 -33% 1,188 $464   $229,180,032 52
2017/01/09 13 $170,684 -69% 1,188 $144   $229,350,716 53
2017/01/10 13 $244,620 +43% 1,188 $206   $229,595,336 54
2017/01/11 13 $148,227 -39% 1,188 $125   $229,743,563 55
2017/01/12 13 $127,762 -14% 1,188 $108   $229,871,325 56
2017/01/13 - $230,858 +81% 502 $460   $230,102,183 57
2017/01/14 - $405,883 +76% 502 $809   $230,508,066 58
2017/01/15 - $305,033 -25% 502 $608   $230,813,099 59
2017/01/16 - $260,128 -15% 502 $518   $231,073,227 60
2017/01/17 - $92,240 -65% 502 $184   $231,165,467 61

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/11/18 1 $110,927,553   4,144 $26,768   $110,927,553 7
2016/11/25 2 $54,034,850 -51% 4,144 $13,039   $164,962,403 14
2016/12/02 2 $23,563,500 -56% 3,988 $5,909   $188,525,903 21
2016/12/09 3 $14,125,192 -40% 3,626 $3,896   $202,651,095 28
2016/12/16 6 $8,654,156 -39% 1,966 $4,402   $211,305,251 35
2016/12/23 11 $8,709,543 +1% 1,966 $4,430   $220,014,794 42
2016/12/30 9 $7,241,779 -17% 1,842 $3,931   $227,256,573 49
2017/01/06 14 $2,614,752 -64% 1,188 $2,201   $229,871,325 56

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 11/18/2016 $7,168,157 695 695 3097 $23,700,000 1/16/2017
Brazil 11/18/2016 $6,400,000 0 0 0 $19,400,000 1/16/2017
Bulgaria 11/18/2016 $128,935 0 0 0 $444,780 1/13/2017
China 11/24/2016 $40,200,000 75705 75705 119314 $85,800,000 1/16/2017
Czech Republic 11/18/2016 $1,256,839 147 147 570 $2,701,057 1/18/2017
France 11/18/2016 $0 0 0 0 $30,500,000 1/16/2017
Germany 11/18/2016 $9,900,000 0 0 0 $35,900,000 1/16/2017
Italy 11/18/2016 $6,289,081 0 0 0 $16,200,000 1/16/2017
Japan 11/25/2016 $15,500,000 966 966 966 $61,800,000 1/16/2017
Lithuania 11/18/2016 $94,563 166 166 593 $311,611 1/13/2017
Mexico 11/18/2016 $5,835,985 0 0 0 $14,400,000 1/16/2017
Netherlands 11/16/2016 $2,085,308 127 133 782 $10,317,250 1/12/2017
New Zealand 11/18/2016 $1,061,808 170 170 939 $3,338,607 1/16/2017
Portugal 11/18/2016 $643,926 110 121 576 $1,882,841 1/13/2017
Russia (CIS) 11/18/2016 $10,287,298 1173 1208 4899 $22,000,000 1/16/2017
Slovakia 11/18/2016 $384,375 78 78 272 $899,096 1/18/2017
Slovenia 11/18/2016 $74,683 33 33 120 $222,591 12/28/2016
South Korea 11/14/2016 $10,710,512 1431 1431 4317 $33,300,000 1/16/2017
Spain 11/18/2016 $4,408,861 613 613 3032 $14,400,000 1/16/2017
Turkey 11/18/2016 $638,158 330 330 1081 $2,169,825 12/30/2016
United Kingdom 11/18/2016 $18,901,807 666 666 4554 $67,200,000 1/16/2017
 
Rest of World $124,371,525
 
International Total$571,259,183 1/18/2017

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