Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore Experiencing a Box Office Resurgence?


Elizabeth wrote me to say that she thinks Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore is showing signs of recovery evident in the chart above, that it might even be a sleeper hit now that it is at #5 in global box office. “Word is getting out about how good it is, and then we will have Streaming revenue sometime soon. There will be a whole group waiting just for that to happen.”

On the other hand, Nick Jeffery tells me “Dr Strange opened 3 weeks later and has twice the taking, but it’s still very difficult to work out if the film is making or losing money” and that twitter is aflame with this quotation from the CEO of Warner Brothers in a Wall Street Journal article:


I’m guessing we’ll have some information about the success or failure of Beasts 3 by the time Strike 5 is upon us. Not an “informed guess,” mind you, just a guess. Please share any data you have stumbled on relevant to the future of Beasts in the comment boxes below!


  1. David Llewellyn Dodds says

    What, I wonder, might “fresh ‘Harry Potter’-related content” be? Transfer the rights to FB 4 & 5 and do a proper job of it? The Ukrainian Iron-Belly backstory? Some historical fiction with the early years of Ollivanders, c. 382 BC, or the Founding of Hogwarts? The True History of the Chaplain of Hogwarts?

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