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US Box Office Figures 15th - 18th April 2022: Fantastic Beasts 3 makes its debut at the top of the US box office with a soft $43 Million opening

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore makes its debut at the top of the US box office with the lowest debut for the series so far.

Father Stu is also new at number 5 this weekend while Indian movie K.G.F: Chapter 2 is also new at 9 with $2.8 Million.

Finally Dual starring Karen Gillan makes its debut at number 12 with $125,000 over the weekend.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (@1)
  • Longest run - Spider-Man: No Way Home (18 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Spider-Man: No Way Home ($804 Million)

US box office top 5 weekend breakdown 15th - 18th April 2022

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

This third in the Wizarding World series of movies makes a soft debut at the top of the US box office chart this weekend with $43 Million.

Compared to the last movie in the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald this is $20 Million lower and compared to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is it $30 Million lower.

The Fantastic Beasts series has never hit the heights of Harry Potter, but with the controversy and difficult production of this series many critics are declaring this should be the last one and quit while your ahead.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Falling into second place this weekend is the blue video game hedgehog which takes $30 Million on its second weekend of release, a hefty 58% drop over last weekend.

The movie has taken a nice $119.6 Million after 2 weeks of release which is higher than Sonic the Hedgehog from 2020.

The movie is the 4th top movie of 2022 to date.

The Lost City

Falling a single place to 3 this weekend is the Sandra Bullock starring action comedy which takes $6.5 Million this weekend, 29% down.

This takes the movies total gross to $78.5 Million total after 4 weeks and its the 7th top movie of 2022.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Jumping up the box office to number 4 this weekend after being available in many more cinemas is the Michelle Yeoh starring alternate reality movie which takes $6.1 Million on its 4th weekend, a 2% increase over last week.

This gives the movie a very respectable $17.6 Million total, which could climb higher as it expands to more cinemas and is getting good critical word of mouth.

Father Stu

Finally in the top 5 is another new movie as Mark Wahlberg joins in Daddy's Home 2 co-star Mel Gibson in this comedy which takes $5.7 on its debut weekend.

This weeks top 10 US Box Office films

  1. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore - $43,000,000
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - $30,000,000
  3. The Lost City - $6,500,000
  4. Everything Everywhere All At Once - $6,187,118
  5. Father Stu - $5,700,000
  6. Morbius - $4,700,000
  7. Ambulance - $4,040,000
  8. The Batman - $3,800,000
  9. K.G.F: Chapter 2 - $2,874,000
  10. Uncharted - $1,170,445
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