Could Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them edge out Moana this weekend?
Looking at the numbers for Wednesday, Fantastic Beasts grossed just $42,772 less than Moana.
Given the weak slate of new releases this weekend, do you think there is a chance Fantastic Beasts could reclaim the #1 spot from Moana?
I get that Moana is more directly a family film so it will perform weaker on weekdays while school is in session than a movie appealing to a wider audience but – at the very least – I think this weekend is going to be much closer than people were expecting a couple weeks ago.
My buddy thinks it’s unlikely.
She thinks Moana will probably go the “Frozen”-like trajectory with a 50-55% decrease and Fantastic Beasts will likely go the “Hunger Games”-like trajectory and go down 58-62%. The post-Thanksgiving weekend is almost always a really down weekend.
Well … Let’s have have a look what made up the “Fantastic Beasts” ?
2016 ‧ Fantasy/Action ‧ 2h 13m
- 75%Rotten Tomatoes
- 66% Metacritic
Ezra Miller, Katherine Waterston, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Eddie Redmayne, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Carmen Ejogo, Ron Perlman and John Voight
- Colin Farrell as Percival Graves: a high-ranking Auror and Director of Magical Security for MACUSA. He is charged with the protection of wizards and assigned to track down Newt.
- Carmen Ejogo as Seraphina Picquery: the President of MACUSA.
- Ezra Miller as Credence Barebone: Mary Lou’s troubled and mysterious adopted son.
- Josh Cowdery as Henry Shaw Jr.: a U.S. senator who holds a rally picketed by the New Salem Philanthropic Society.
- Ronan Raftery as Langdon Shaw: the youngest of Henry Shaw Sr.’s sons, who begins to believe in magic.
- Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty Barebone: a haunted young girl and the youngest of Mary Lou’s adopted children.
- Jenn Murray as Chastity Barebone: the eldest of Mary Lou’s adopted children
- Zoë Kravitz as Leta Lestrange: Newt’s former love while the two attended Hogwarts. Leta betrayed his trust, leaving him bitter, but he still carries her picture.