Wizarding Week in Review
‘Fantastic Beasts’ Debuts at 75 Million in US, 218.3 Million Worldwide in Box Office Sales
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hit the ground running in terms of box office numbers during it’s opening weekend. Reports show J.K. Rowling’s latest story from the Wizarding World earned 75 million in the United States and an additional 143.3 million internationally. That number will climb when the film opens in China and Japan this weekend.
‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel to Begin Filming in July
An interview with David Yates earlier this week gave us all kinds of information on the next Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them film. According to Yates, filming for the film will start later this summer in July. Both Yates and Warner Brothers have confirmed that the sequel will be released November 10, 2018. Yates described the next film as being “like a dream. It’s quite dark and interesting and lyrical, and very different to the first one.”
Newt, Tina, Queenie, Jacob and Credence will return for the sequel we previously reported will take place in the UK and Paris. They will be joined by characters Gellert Grindelwald and Leta LeStrange as we delve further into those stories. J.K. Rowling confirmed fans will have to wait until the last movie to see the famous duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.
LEGO Dimensions Adds ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Expansion Pack
In conjunction with the movie release, LEGO released a ‘Fantastic Beasts’ LEGO Dimensions expansion pack on November 18th. The expansion pack includes characters Newt and Tina. Our favorite beasts are also a part of the fun! Players can interact with a Niffler, Swooping Evil, Bowtruckle and more. LEGO Dimensions is a LEGO-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros.
‘Cursed Child’ Director Rumored To Be Scouting New York
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child might be coming to New York as early as 2018. ‘Cursed Child’ director John Tiffany is rumored to be scouting locations in New York. J.K. Rowling said that she hopes ‘Cursed Child’ will come to Broadway soon, but did not provide any official plans.
— Baz Bamigboye (@BazBam) November 18, 2016