‘Fantastic Beasts’ tops the North American box office with $75M

Eddie Redmayne arrives on the red carpet at the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" world premiere on November 10, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) — The latest installment in J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World franchise “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is No. 1 at the North American box office this weekend, earning $75 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo announced Sunday.

Coming in at No. 2 is “Doctor Strange” with $17.7 million, followed by “Trolls” at No. 3 with $17.5 million, “Arrival” at No. 4 with $11.8 million and “Almost Christmas” at No. 5 with $7 million.

Rounding out the top tier are “Hacksaw Ridge” at No. 6 with $6.7 million, “The Edge of Seventeen” at No. 7 with $4.8 million, “Bleed for This” at No. 8 with $2.4 million, “The Accountant” at No. 9 with $2.1 million and “Shut In” at No. 10 with $1.6 million.


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