Box Office Round Up - 11-19-18

Box Office Round Up - 11-19-18

You're a wizard, Harry! Alright fine, technically Harry Potter is nowhere to be found in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald . But in the sequel to 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the latest addition to the Potter universe sees Johnny Depp return as the dark wizard Grindelwald, who has unleashed terror across the globe. Jude Law reprises his role as a young Albus Dumbledore, who teams with Eddie Redmayne's Newt Scamander to stop Grindelwald, but Dumbledore holds a mysterious relationship with the dark wizard himself. It's jumped out to a big opening weekend already, as people just can't seem to get enough of the wizarding world. 
 
Another newcomer is the Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne family film Instant Family, which follows a young couple who dives head-first into the world of foster care and adoption. Also starring Isabela Moner, the heartwarming comedy represents the third collaboration between Wahlberg and director Sean Anders. Debuting at a disappointing fifth is the prestigious crime thriller Widows, helmed by Steve McQueen and a star-studded ensemble cast led by Oscar-winner Viola Davis. Critics have absolutely lavished praise on it, but it hasn't drawn audiences in.
 
Bohemian Rhapsody is holding strong at number three in its in third week at the box office, putting its total gross close to $128 million so far. Meanwhile, Dr. Suess' The Grinch with Benedict Cumberbatch fell back one spot to number two. Next week, the animated comedy Ralph Breaks the Internet as well as the highly-anticipated Creed II hit theaters. We can't wait!
 
 
1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald ($62.2 MM)
Director: David Yates (CAA)
Writers: JK Rowling (Blair)
 
Cast: Eddie Redmayne (CAA | Untitled)
        Jude Law (WME)
        Johnny Depp (CAA)
 
 
2. The Grinch ($66 MM)
Director: Scott Mosier (WME), Yarrow Cheney (UTA)
Writers: Michael LeSieur (UTA), Tommy Swerdlow (Paradigm)
 
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch (UTA)
        Rashida Jones (UTA)
        Kenan Thompson (UTA)
 
 
3. Bohemian Rhapsody ($31 MM)
Director: Bryan Singer (Bad Hat Harry)
Writers: Anthony McCarten (CAA), Peter Morgan (UTA)
 
Cast: Rami Malek (WME | Brillstein)
        Lucy Boynton (CAA)
        Gwilym Lee (Gersh)
 
 
4. Instant Family ($14.7 MM)
Dir: Sean Anders (UTA | Mosaic)
Writer: Sean Anders, John Morris (UTA)
Cast: Mark Wahlberg (WME | Leverage)
        Rose Byrne (CAA)
        Isabela Moner (CAA)
 
 
5. Widows ($12.3 MM)
Director: Steve McQueen (CAA)
Writers: Steve McQueen, Gillian Flynn (WME)
 
Cast: Viola Davis (CAA | Lasher)
        Michelle Rodriguez (WME | Untitled)
        Elizabeth Debicki (CAA)