Warner Bros. had a financially profitable yr in 2016, even when it was a bit rocky in some methods critically talking. Most notably, the DC Prolonged Universe motion pictures, each Batman V. Superman: Daybreak of Justice and Suicide Squad, had been trashed by critics on arrival. One of many greatest releases for Warner Bros. final yr was the Harry Potter spin-off, Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them, and it’s now very secure to say the film is a giant success. Not solely was it well-received by critics and followers, however as of at this time, the film has formally crossed the $800 million mark on the worldwide field workplace.
In keeping with Field Workplace Mojo, Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them had a manufacturing price range of $180 million. Whereas that’s actually excessive, a take of $800 million on the field workplace makes the primary Harry Potter spinoff film fairly the profitable endeavour for Warner Bros. Sue Kroll, President of worldwide advertising and marketing and distribution, had this to say in an announcement following the information that Unbelievable Beasts had crossed the milestone.
“Returning to the wizarding world in ‘Unbelievable Beasts’ was a labor of affection for all of us, and it has been a privilege to observe audiences all over the world embrace a brand new solid of characters on this world created by the incomparable J.Okay. Rowling. That is a unprecedented milestone for the primary movie in our new franchise and speaks to the exceptional skills of the solid and filmmakers who labored so onerous to deliver it to the display screen. Congratulations to them, in addition to to the Warner Bros. advertising and marketing and distribution groups on this nice success.”
Despite the fact that Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them is not immediately related to the principle Harry Potter storyline, it is vitally a lot an genuine a part of the wizarding world. Creator J.Okay. Rowling wrote the screenplay for the film herself and it was primarily based on the fictional textbook authored by the film’s protagonist, Newt Scamander, who was performed by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne. Warner Bros. is already shifting forward with Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them 2, which was given the greenlight months earlier than the primary film even hit theaters. Fortunately, it looks like the studio wasn’t leaping the gun on that call since audiences are clearly looking forward to extra Harry Potter associated stuff.
By way of how Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them stacks up in opposition to the opposite Harry Potter motion pictures on the field workplace, it is not dangerous contemplating that the phrases “Harry Potter” do not seem wherever within the title. The bottom grossing film within the Harry Potter franchise was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which made $796 million worldwide. Considerably mockingly, many take into account that film to be among the many finest within the franchise. In any case, that places Unbelievable Beasts simply forward of that film, that means that it was a minimum of capable of keep on par with what that sequence was capable of do when it comes to field workplace. That’s little doubt very encouraging for Warner Bros. shifting ahead.
We do not know a ton about Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them 2, however we do know that Johnny Depp goes to play the famed wizard Grindelwald, which *spoilers* was revealed on the finish of the primary film. Director David Yates can also be returning to the director’s chair after helming the ultimate 4 Harry Potter motion pictures and the primary Unbelievable Beasts. Warner Bros. has Unbelievable Beasts and The place to Discover Them 2 scheduled to hit theaters on November 16, 2018. Assuming they’ll ship one other well-liked film, Warner Bros. has each motive to suspect the sequel can do exactly as effectively on the field workplace, which implies they may most likely transfer forward with the 5 film plan that J.Okay. Rowling has outlined. So don’t fret Potterheads, there’s a lot extra wizarding motion on the way in which within the years to come back.