HOLLYWOOD—Well, a partial return to the wizardly world of “Harry Potter’ courtesy of creator J.K. Rowling took a massive bite out of the box-office. The prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne rose to the top spot takin in over $75 million at the box-office. The fantasy adventure has already amounted over $200 million at the global box-office since its debut. So it’s apparent the “Harry Potter” fans still have an interest in the genre.
The marvel superhero flick “Doctor Strange” landed in second place with $17.7 million bringing its cumulative total to $181 million. The animated feature “Trolls” landed in third place with $17.5 million, just falling short of nabbing second place from “Doctor Strange.” After 3 weeks in theaters, the movie has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office.
Nabbing fourth place was the sci-fi drama “Arrival” with $11.8 million, and rounding out the top five was the comedy “Almost Christmas” with $7 million. The weeks other new debuts, “The Edge of Seventeen” landed in seventh place with $4.8 million, while the boxing biopic, “Bleed for This” earned a dismal $2.4 million. This week marks the kick-off of the Thanksgiving weekend with the animated flick “Moana” starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and the Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard drama “Allied.”