The Secrets of Dumbledore Casts A Problematic Spell With The April 15th Weekend Box Office Win

The latest box office numbers have come in and the third entry in the Fantastic Beasts series has landed with a $43 million take. While we wait to see if it’s going to get the fourth and possibly fifth films in the original plan, it’s worth noting that the domestic release is not where the big money is for it as its overseas numbers are where it delivers. The film dropped by about $20 million domestically from the previous film which in itself was down from the original, and they opted to give it a strong theatrical push with no HBO Max same-weekend streaming. In the current market, it’s still likely to get close to if not cross the $100 million mark and this week may see some decent numbers throughout since it’s a school vacation week for a lot of kids.

The overseas side for it brought in $150 million so it does have a $193 million debut – and that’s without Russia and with half of China being under lockdown with COVID-19, which is still impacting a lot of return to theaters worldwide.

Close on the heels of the film is Sonic the Hedgehog 2 which added another $30 million in its second weekend to bring it to $119 million, making it one of the big stars of 2022 so far.

Also of note, Everything Everywhere All At Once expanded its reach for A24 to 2,220 screens and netted another $6.1 million to bring it to $17.6 with strong reviews and word of mouth.

The Batman crosses the $750 million mark worldwide this weekend and while yes it is a far cry from before, and when you add in inflation, but we’re still in this place where a lot of people who would normally would go didn’t – and that includes factoring in the really long runtime for it. Honestly, it’s why I’m not seeing it until HBO Max this week.

And of special note, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 keeps churning along as it adds another $350,000 to bring it to $33.9 million as it’s about to exit the top twelve list.

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total# of LocsLoc AvgCume Total
1Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of DumbledoreWarner Bros.$43,000,0004,208$10,219$43,000,000
2Sonic The Hedgehog 2Paramount$30,000,0004,258$7,046$119,612,388
3Lost City, TheParamount$6,500,0003,430$1,895$78,575,759
4Everything Everywhere All at OnceA24$6,187,1182,220$2,787$17,696,059
5Father StuSony$5,700,0002,705$2,107$8,027,000
6MorbiusSony$4,700,0003,462$1,358$65,118,131
7AmbulanceUniversal$4,040,0003,412$1,184$15,649,040
8Batman, TheWarner Bros.$3,800,0002,535$1,499$365,035,121
9K.G.F: Chapter 2Sarigama Cinemas$2,875,000510$5,637$4,602,000
10UnchartedSony$1,170,0001,311$892$144,985,555
11Beast (dir. Dilipkumar)Hamsini Entertainment Ltd$430,000368$1,168$430,000
12Jujutsu Kaisen 0FUNimation Films$350,000310$1,129$33,919,605

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[Source: Box Office Essentials]