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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Directed by


Sam Redford
Scott Goldman
Tim Bentinck
Tom Clarke Hill
Tristan Tait
Matthew Sim
Samantha Morton
Dan Fogler
Ezra Miller
Faith Wood-Blagrove
Jenn Murray
Cory Peterson
Lucie Pohl
Peter Breitmayer
Jake Samuels
Max Cazier
Dan Hedaya
Christy Meyer
Carmen Ejogo
Guy Paul
Andreea Paduraru
Walles Hamonde
Dominique Tipper
Kevin Guthrie
Leo Heller
Miles Roughley
Anne Wittman
Erick Hayden
Paul Birchard
Ronan Raftery
Tom Hodgkins
Jon Voight
Josh Cowdery
Ellie Haddington
Alison Sudol
Joseph Macnab
Bart Edwards
Todd Boyce
Martin Oelbermann
Gemma Chan
Richard Clothier
Christian Dixon
Akin Gazi
Richard Hardisty
Elizabeth Moynihan
Miquel Brown
Wunmi Mosaku
Cristian Solimeno
Matthew Wilson
Brian F. Mulvey
Aretha Ayeh
Nicholas McGaughey
Sean Cronin
Zoe Kravitz
Arinze Kene
Jane Perry
Abi Adeyemi
Gabriele Antonini
Aileen Archer
Robert-Anthony Artlett
Lee Asquith-Coe
Lasco Atkins
Alphonso Austin
Michael Barron
Roy Beck
Marc Benanti
Nathan Benham
Paul Bergquist
Laura Bernardeschi
David J Biscoe
Lee Bolton
Annarie Boor
Elizabeth Briand
Neil Broome
Greg Brummel
Chloë de Burgh
Douglas Byrne
Fanny Carbonnel
David Charles-Cully
Stacey Clegg
Chloë Collingwood
Claire Cooper-King
Carmen Cowell
Silvia Crastan
Tomasz Dabrowski
Craig Davies
Paul Dewdney
Rudi Dharmalingam
Joshua Diffley
Nick Donald
Richard Douglas
Henry Douthwaite
Stephanie Eccles
Karl Farrer
Dino Fazzani
Flor Ferraco
Marketa Flynn
Lobna Futers
Michael Gabbitas
David Goodson
Kirsty Grace
Rudy Valentino Grant
Guna Gultniece
Abigayle Honeywill
Luke Hope
Kornelia Horvath
Ashley Hudson
Alan Wyn Hughes
Alex Jaep
Ian Jenkins
Patrick Carney Junior
Solomon Taiwo Justified
Lampros Kalfuntzos
Attila G. Kerekes
Simon Kerrison
Denis Khoroshko
Cristian Lazar
Adam Lazarus
Cole Leman
Kamil Lemieszewski
Jorge Leon Martinez
Adam Lezemore
Keith Lomas
Paul Low-Hang
Jennie Luke
Khristopher MacLeod
Joe Malone
Christopher Marsh
Christine Marzano
Pete Meads
Andy Mihalache
Paul A Munday
John Murray
Dennis O'Donnell
Yves O'Hara
Andrew G. Ogleby
Edd Osmond
Nick Owenford
Andrew Parker
Alan Peett
Gino Picciano
Richard Price
Olivia Quinn
Paul Redfern
Jason Redshaw
Eddie Register
James Rumell
Anthony J Sacco
Bernardo Santos
Andrei Satalov
Connor Short
Dave Simon
Daniel Smales
Ryan Storey
Camilla Talarowska
Mitchell Thornton
Dan Trotter
Vassiliki Tzanakou
Geeta Vij
Morgan Walters
Dean Weir
Tony Paul West
Anick Wiget
Miroslav Zaruba
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UK release date Released: 18th November 2016
 BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
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UK BBFC Certificate: 12A
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
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Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 10

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Disney's sequel movie Frozen II makes its UK box office debut at the top knocking last weeks top film, Last Christmas, into second place, while Blue Story makes an impressive start to its box office run at number 3.

Frozen II

Disney bring to the screen the follow up to 2013's Frozen which opened to £4.7 Million, the new movie opens to £15..08 million which is the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie in the UK beating Pixar's Toy Story 4 from earlier in the year.

To be fair the first movie did the hard work and built up the kind of following that meant the sequel was always going to hit big on its release.

Frozen went on to gross £43 Million during its total run and there is no reason why this movie will not match, if not exceed that films total.

The films £15 Million opening is the 28th highest ever in the UK, ahead of 2003's The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and behind 2016's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Last Christmas

Last week number 1 debut movie falls to number 2 this week with £2.2 Million which considering the negative reviews is still good.

The total gross sits at £6.7 Million after 2 weeks of release.

Blue Story

Blue Story

Director Andrew Onwubolu marks his debut with this gritty gangland drama set in London which makes is debut at number 3 with an incredible £1.3 Million from just 310 cinemas.

Le Mans '66

The racing drama starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale falls to 4 this week with £1.1 Million pushing its total to £4.2 Million after 2 weeks.

21 Bridges

Chadwick Boseman stars in this action film set in New York, it is directed by Brian Kirk and makes its UK box office debut at 5 with £655,213.


Warner Bros. DC villain movie continues to do well in the UK as it spends its 8th weekend on the chart with a total gross of £57 Million.

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.

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

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.

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

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.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Having done amazingly well on the internation market the Queen bio-pic is at number 3 this week with $52 million from 70 countries.

The Grinch

Still performing well is the retelling of the Dr Seuss classic which this week is at 4 with $37 million from 35 countries.

Creed II

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.

UK audiences were spellbound by the Fantastic Beasts sequel this week, but is the love for the Wizarding World starting to wane a bit?

The Grinch

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

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.

The Grinch

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.

Bohemian Rhapsody

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.

A Star Is Born

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.

Calling it the Harry Potter world is old hat now, the Wizarding World as its known is now growing beyond the boy wizard and we have a new series of films.

The Fantastic Beasts series reaches its second film this November and today Warner Bros. release the final trailer.

Were not a big fan of the Harry Potter series but we loved Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and judging from this trailer the mystery and wonder as well as the sheer epic spectacle are all in place.

I cant help thinking that after a great first movie in the series this film is just going to fall to type and be a good guy versus bad guy like Harry Potter.

Decide for yourself and and check out the trailer below.

Continuing the Wizzarding World after Harry Potter is Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts series and tomorrow we get the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

The follow up to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them then film is released November 16th 2018.

Check out the teaser to the teaser below.