Excellent second part to the series, JK Rowling does dark better and writes for a more mature audience
The Super Heroes of Avengers Infinity War and the all singing all dancing spectacular of Mamma Mia! Here we go again fought it out for the top film of 2018 at the UK box office.
The latest Avengers movie from the Disney Marvel Studios topped the yearly box offie chart on its release in April and never let go.
The film took an amazing £70 million in the UK over a 10 week stretch on the box office and is the 10th top film in the UK ever.
The Sequel to 2008's top film could only manage 2nd place 10 years later although it gave the Avengers movie a run for its money.
The Super Trooper movie took £65.6 million over its 11 week run on the box office and its the 11th top film ever in the UK.
Still in sequel territory as Pixar released a follow up to their 2004 original which took £55.9 million at the UK box office over its 14 week run.
Released at the beginning of the year before Avengers Infinity War this Marvel movie set the tone and if the 4th top film of 2018.
The film took £50 million at the UK box office over its 12 week run.
Maybe a bit of a suprise this one, the Bryan Singer directed Queen/Freddy Mercury bio-pic is the fifth top grossing film of the year.
With a UK gross of £46 million over its 9 week (and counting) box office run it is also the directors top grossing UK film.
The story of 2018 in the UK is that it bucked the trend a little from the rest of the world and we didn't just go mad for super hero movies, we like our musicals, The Greatest Showman despite being a 2017 took £41 million in 2018 and Bohemian Rhapsody has plenty of music in it.
Here is the full UK top 10 grossing films in 2018.
Disney dominate the global box office of 2018 but the Dinosaurs make a good challenge and Sonys Super Villain experiment pays off with Venom showing its legs.
Disneys Superhero powerhouse ran away with the global box office in 2018 with the first part of their Avengers story which will conclude in 2019.
Avengers: infinity War took just over $2 billion at the global box office, the first film to reach the milestone since The Force Awakens in 2015, also from Disney.
As if to rub salt in the wound Disney and Marvel also had the second highest grossing film of 2018 with Black Panther with took $1.34 billion in 2018.
A strong international showing for the Dinosaur film stopped Disney from totally dominating the global box office as the Jurassic World sequel is the third top film of 2018 with $1.30 billion.
Your never far from a Disney movie and here is another as the mouse house's Pixar studios provides the 4th top film of 2018 with a gross of $1.2 billion.
Sony scored their biggest hit of the year at number 5 with their Super Villain movie from the Spider-Man Universe which took $855 million, the only film on the top 5 not to take over a billion.
Here is the top 10 movies globally of 2018
Aquaman gets a release in China this week an manages to top the global box office with its debut from that single terretory leaving a fairly predictable rest of the chart.
China gets the next superhero movie before the rest of the world and from this single terretory beats all other film with ease.
A China (and global) debut of $91 million gives the film a global gross of $93.6 million including previews, the film releases in many more territories this coming weekend.
The Dr. Suess adaptation goes back to number 2 as we get closer to Christmas as the animation takes $41 million from 63 countries for a total gross of $322 million.
Still bringing in the audience at 3 is the Bryan Singer directed movie takes $35.2 million from 73 countries to push its total gross to an incredible $596.5 million.
The film is now Bryan Singers top grossing film in the UK and second top grossing film globally beating out nearly all the X-Men movies.
Still doing well but loosing steam the Disney film drops to number 4 this week with a global gross of $34 million from 31 countries, total global gross is now $258 million.
The JK Rowling penned film drops to number 5 this week with $28 million from a massive 81 countries to boost its total gross to a respectable $568.5 million.
There were no new releases on the US box office top 10 this week hence Ralph Breaks The Internet remains at the top of a totally static top 5.
Making it a third weekend at the top the Disney movie takes $16.2 million for a new total gross of $140.9 million
Five weeks on and the Dr. Seuss movie is still at number 2 with a weekend gross of $15 million which elevates its total to a very nice $223.2 million.
The boxing sequel movie takes just shy of $10 million on its third weekend of release, the film has now take $96.1 million in total.
Despite performing below par the Fantastic Beasts sequel movie takes $7 million on its fourth weekend to bring its US total to $145 million.
The Freddy Mercury film takes $6.1 million on its sixth weekend of release for a good $173.7 million total gross.
With little in the way of new releases the top spot remains the same as Ralph Break The Internet stays at the top, highest new film of the week is The Old Man And The Gun at number 7.
Spending a second weekend at the top Disneys Internet inspired sequel movie takes £2.4 million to boost its total gross to £7.4 million.
As we get deeper into the Christmas season audiences have started to take notice of the animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book.
This weekend, its 5th, the film goes up to number 2 with a £2 million weekend boosting its total to £19.4 million.
The boxing sequel drops to number 3 on its second weekend with a £1.7 million weekend to increase its total UK gross to £5.9 million.
Hanging onto a place on the top 5 at number 4 this week the Wizarding World film takes £1.4 million over its 4th weekend, the film has now taken £29.2 million.
Finishing off the top 5 the Queen film which has enchanted audiences and on its seventh week tales just under a million pound for a £43.9 million total.
After 2 weeks at the top Fantastic Beasts 2 gives up the number one spot so Ralph Breaks The Internet can make its debut at the top.
Making its debut at the top of the UK box office is Disney's latest film starring Wreck-It Ralph from the 2013 movie that bears his name.
Also starring his best friend Venelope the film makes its debut with £4 million which is marginally lower than the originals debut in February of 2013.
Also making its debut this week is another sequel movie, this time its the follow up to 2016's Creed which also starred Micheal B. Jordan and Sylester Stallone.
Taking nearly £3 million on its debut this is above the debut of the original film which on to make over £5.5 million.
Three weeks on and the Wizarding film falls to number 3 with a still respectable £2.7 million which boosts the films total to £26.7 million.
The Dr Seuss animation takes £2.3 million this week to increase its UK gross to £17 million after 4 weeks of release.
Finishing off the top 5 is the Queen bio-pic which this week takes £1.5 million.
Six weeks on and tes film has now grossed £42 million which makes it the 5th top grossing movie in the UK for 2018.
Fantastic Beasts 2 is still doing well at the box office, especially outside the US, but Disney's Ralph Breaks The Internet was too strong this week and (just) tops the global box office.
Expanding to 28 countries this week the Disney property takes $59.4 million globally for the weekend which boosts its total global cume to $206.9 million after 2 weeks.
There are still a lot of countries to open in so expect this to hand around for much of Christmas and into the new year.
Not too far behind is the Wizarding World film which this week takes $51.4 million from a massive 81 countries to boost its total global cume to $519.6 million.
The film is behind the first movie of the series in the UK but slightly ahead in the rest of the world.
The Bryan Singer directed movie has done far better than expected across the globe and this week passes a new milestone of passing the half billion mark.
The film takes an excellent $45 million over the weekend from 73 countries to push ots total global take to $539.5 million.
The Dr Seuss animation drops to 4 this week with $44.8 million from 55 countries, this bbosts the films global gross to $268.3 million.
The boxing sequel expands to 30 countries this week and takes $26.8 million to boost its total gross to $92.5 million, it will pass $100 million by next weekend.
Not a lot of movement on the US box office this week as the Wreck-Ir Ralph sequel hangs onto the top spot and The Possession Of Hannah Grace is the top new film at 7.
A second weekend at the top for the Disney movie as it takes $25.7 million for the weekend which brings the film total US gross to $119.2 million.
Still doing well on the US box office as we officially enter the Christmas season, the Dr Seuss movie takes $17.7 million for a $203.5 million total gross.
The Rocky universe film drops to number 3 this week with a $16.8 million weekend which takes the films total US gross $81.1 million on its second weekend.
Although not doing as well as expected the Wizarding World film hangs onto its place in the top 5 at number 4 this week with $11.2 million boosting its total gross to $134.3 million.
The film is well below the first film take at this point which was running at over $180 million.
Still performing well on the US box office the bio-pic add $8.1 million to its US gross which is now at $164.4 million.
With the top five films in the US still performing really well and no big new film the highest new entry comes in down at number 7 with a $6.5 million debut.
There are 7 new reelases on the chart this week with Robin Hood the highest but the top 3 stay the same headed by Fantastic Beasts 2.
Doing well in the UK the Fantastic Beasts sequel remains at the top of the UK box office with a weekend take of £5.6 million.
The film isn't doing so well in the US but the figures are looking better elsewhere, in the UK the films total gross is now £22 million after 10 days of release.
This hanging onto to the runner spot the Dr Seuss film takes £3.2 million on its third weekend for a total gross of £14 million.
Still riding high at 3 after 5 weeks is the Freddy Mercury/Queen bio-pic which takes an excellent £2.2 million on its fifth week of release.
The film has now taken £39 million as is the eighth top film of 2018 but should break the top 5 by next weekend.
Highest new entry of the week comes in at 4 with this Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx starring re-telling of the classic bows and arrows film.
The film takes a relatively disappointing £1.3 million making one of the lowest debuting Robin Hood films.
Closing out the top 5 is a film which is the fourth entry in the long running Nativity! series directed by Debbie Isitt.
This entry takes £0.8 million over the weekend which is higher than the first entry but half that of the other 2.
Opening outside the top 5 is the highly anticipated film starring Claire Foy which is at 6 taking £557,403.
This week globally Fantastic Beasts 2 gave a good show on the international scene, especially in countries like China, Japan, Australia and UK to keep it at number one for a second weekend stopping Wreck-It Ralph 2 fro making its debut at the top.
The Harry Potter prequel sequel manages a second weekend at the top of the global box office with a weekly take of $113 million from a very wide 81 countries.
This brings the film total global gross after 2 weekends of release to $439 million, the film isn't that far behind Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
The new Disney film is only released in 19 countries and hence opens at number 2 this week with a global weekly gross of $97 million.
With the film set top open much wider this coming weekend expect to see the film at the top next week.
Having done amazingly well on the internation market the Queen bio-pic is at number 3 this week with $52 million from 70 countries.
Still performing well is the retelling of the Dr Seuss classic which this week is at 4 with $37 million from 35 countries.
Entering at number 5 this week the Creed/Rocky sequel takes $35 million from just 1 location which bodes well for the film going forward.
Disney release their big holiday animation Ralph Breaks The Internet over the American Thanksgiving weekend and along with Creed II also making its debut and strong holdovers it makes for a record weekly take with the top 10 grossing over $200 million.
The latest Disney movie had plenty of hype and hence opens at the top of the US box office with a $55 million 3 day weekend and an $85 million 5 day weekend which includes the Wednesday and Thursday of Thanksgiving
This means that the new Ralph film is running $15 million ahead of its 2012 predecessor over the same period and should end up grossing far more in the long run.
The follow up to Creed from 2015 and spiritual follow up to Rocky IV from 1986 the Micheal B. Jordan starring movie opens at number 2 with a $35 million opening 3 days and a $55 million 5 day Thanksgiving.
This is far higher than the original movies opening by $14 million.
The Grinch drops to number 3 this week after 3 weeks of release with a $30 million weekend gross, the film now has a total US gross of $180.5 million.
After opening big last weekend the new Fantastic Beasts film runs into trouble this week and falls hard to number 4 with a weekend gross of just $29.6 million which brings the films 10 gross to a relatively poor $117 million.
One film which has done better than expected and this week sits at number 5 is the Queen bio-pic which this week takes $13 million for a $152 million total US gross.
One film that has not done too well on its debut weekend is the new Robin Hood movie starring Taron Egerton which limps onto the box office chart at number 7 with a poor $9.1 million gross.
UK audiences were spellbound by the Fantastic Beasts sequel this week, but is the love for the Wizarding World starting to wane a bit?
This weeks top movie in the UK took an excellent £12.3 million at the UK box office on its debut and although this makes it the 54th top opening film in the UK its £3 million lower than Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Its only natural that after nearly 20 years of magical films audiences have seen it all before and don't rush to the cinema to see new films from the Wizarding World.
As we have seen this year with Star Wars movies and in the past with film series like The Hobbit even die hard fans can get too much of a good thing and will wait to see a movie.
Making its debut at the top last week the animated retelling of the Dr. Seuss story falls to 2 this week with a £3.9 million weekend pushing its total to £10 million.
Still wowing audiences in the UK is the Queen bio-pic which after 4 weeks of release still manages a £3 million weekend which brings the films total UK gross to £34.8 million.
The film is now the 8th top film of 2018 and the 90th top grossing film ever in the UK.
The Steve McQueen directed movie is at number 4 this weeks with a weekend gross of £882,243 which brings the films total takings to £4.3 million.
There has been no stopping this Bradley Cooper directed film in the UK as the film has a 7th weekend in the top 5 with £0.7 million which brings the films total to £27 million.
With the release of a new film from JK Rowlings Wizarding World there was no doubt it would dominate the world on its debut, but worrying for Warner Bros. it is the lowest opening for a film from the fantasy world.
Opening into a very wide 80 countries the latest film from the author and universe that brought us Harry Potter takes $253.2 million on its debut week.
Despite the strong opening across the world this was still lower that the first Fantastic Beasts film and the lowest of any film from the Harry Potter Wizarding World.
The Freddy Mercury film continues to do well across the globe and this week sits at number 2 with $61 million taken from 79 countries.
The Sony villain movie is still getting a boost from its second wind since its release in China and this week falls to 3 with $57 million from 66 countries.
The Dr Seuss film is doing well in the US and UK which is keeping the film at number 4 this week with $47.5 million taken from just 24 countries.
The Steve McQueen directed movie gets a boost from its North American release and enters the top 5 with a weekly gross of $15 million from 20 countries.
Just missing out on a place in the top 5 this week is Mark Wahlberg's latest film which still manages to enter the global box office at 6 with $14.7 million from a single country.
With the release of Fantastic Bests: The Crimes Of Grindelwald the Wizarding World continues but series fatigue is starting to creep in with the lowest opening for a film from the series.
Like all the other films from the Wizarding World the Fantastic Bests sequel opens at the top of the box office with $62.2 million, the lowest of the series to date.
There is nothing to worry about yet for Warner Bros. and JK Rowling but as this is a chaser movie with no conclusion they are going to have to pull something out of the bag for part 3 not to turn more people away.
After making its debut at the top last week the animated telling of the Dr Seuss film falls to number 2 this week with $38.1 million taking tis total to $126.5 million.
Third week on the box office chart and the Queen film falls to 3 with a $15 million weekend taking its total to $127.8 million.
New entry at number 4 for this family feel good movie starring Isabela Moner and Mark Wahlberg as foster parents, the film makes $14.7 million.
Another new entry the close out the top 5 as Steve McQueens new movie starring Viola Davis and Liam Neeson takes $12.3 million.
The next story from the Wizarding World gets released on 16th November 2018 in the shape of The Fantastic Beasts sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.
The film has a whole host of stars including Johnny Depp, Jude Law and of course Eddie Redmayne and the film is directed by long time wizarding director David Yates.
The BBFC have given the film a 12A rating in the UK for moderate fantasy threat and it has a runtime of 134 minutes (2hr 14minutes).
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD (12A) moderate fantasy threat https://t.co/cF9FSHiDUG— BBFC (@BBFC) November 6, 2018
With the release of the first teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald we get the first teaser poster.
Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore take centre stage as they do in the trailer, with Jude law stepping into the shoes of Dumbledore fantastically.
Nothing is given away in the poster other than as we already know, who the two central characters of the film are.
Check out the poster below.
Warner Bros. drop the first trailer for Fantastic beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald from the pen of J.K. Rowling who wrote the screenplay.
Set in her ever expanding Wizzarding World the film is set in the years before the Harry Potter series and this film features a fantastic looking Jude Law as Dumbledore.
The first film in the series was a great film, and in my humble opinion better than the Harry Potter films, and from this trailer this film is shaping up nicely.
Check out the trailer below.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald is number 15 on the UK box office this week.
The film has a UK gross of £33,900,000 and is the 96th top grossing film in the UK
The film has a US gross of $158,034,792 and is the 305th top US domestic film.
The film has a World gross of $643,034,792 and is the 124th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 12AGenres:
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 10