VIDEO The latest film in the “Harry Potter” universe debuted directly at the top of the American box office

The film Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretsthe third film in the franchise fantastic beastsdebuted in first place at the North American box office, according to provisional data published on Sunday by the specialized company Exhibitor Relations, informs AFP and Agerpres.

Mads Mikkelsen in Fantastic Beasts 3Foto: LMK / Landmark / Profimedia Images

The new title of this series of films derived from the universe of the franchise Harry Pottercentered on the fight between Albus Dumbledore (played by Jude Law) and the evil Gellert Grindelwald (played by Mads Mikkelsen, who replaced Johnny Depp), grossed $43 million in the first three days of theatrical screenings in the United States. United and Canada.

Dubledore’s Secrets however, it marks the weakest debut for one of 11 films inspired by the literary universe created by British writer JK Rowling, notes Variety magazine.

“It just occurred to us then fantastic beasts at the height of the success of the franchise Harry Potter. A triumph like this can only happen once in a lifetime,” said David Gross, specialist at Franchise Entertainment Research.

The film sonic the hedgehog 2 it lost the top position last week and fell to second place with $30 million in Friday-Sunday revenue.

In this live-action comedy based on the video game series of the same title, Jim Carrey takes on the role of the evil Dr. Robotnik, who simply wants to destroy humanity if the blue hedgehog Sonic doesn’t stop him.

The lost cityan action flick sprinkled with romantic comedy elements, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, remained in third place with $6.5 million.

The film Everything everywhere all at once moved up two places to fourth with $6.1 million.

This dark sci-fi film, written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, tells the story of a Chinese American, played by Michelle Yeoh, who discovers, after a tax audit, that she has need to connect with his parallel universe versions to prevent their destruction by a being with supernatural powers.

The film Father Stustarring Mark Wahlberg as a boxer-turned-priest, had a disappointing debut at the North American box office after grossing just $5.7 million in its first weekend of showing.

The top 10 of the North American box office is completed by the following films:

6. Morbius ($4.7 million);

7. Ambulance ($4 million);

8. The Batman ($3.8 million);

9. KGF: Chapter 2 ($2.8 million);

10. Uncharted ($1.2 million).

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