"Fantastic Beasts 2" Debuts At No. 1 With $62M In North America

This weekend, the Harry Potter spinf Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Grindelwald opened up with a big $253.2 million determine worldwide, pulling in $62.2 million throughout four,163 theaters in North America, shy the $74.four million that its predecessor, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, pulled in 2016.

While the primary Fantastic Beasts reeled in favorable opinions and a CinemaScore A, its sequel has waved by way of some not-so-flattering opinions whereas sustaining a B+ CinemaScore. Its abroad pull $191 million was dispersed throughout 79 markets, simply forward the $187 million abroad tally loved by the unique. This time round, the movie did notably nicely in China, incomes $47.5 million within the nation. Despite this, Sony’s Venom nonetheless raked in $51.2 within the Chinese market, staying at No. 1 within the nation.

According to the numbers, 70 p.c moviegoers had been over the age 25 with females making up 57 p.c that viewers. The movie, written by J.Ok. Rowling and directed by David Yates, stars an ensemble forged that features Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, Katherine Watson, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, and Johnny Depp.

Warner would not count on Grindelwald to let up both as we head into the vacation season. “With a giant vacation weekend developing, we have now an actual alternative,” says Warner Bros. president home distribution Jeff Goldstein.

Johnny Depp Confirms His Return As Grindelwald In "Fantastic Beasts three"

Johnny Depp made his debut as Gellert Grindelwald in 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, though his presence was temporary. He appeared on the finish the movie after it was found that Colin Farrell’s character had taken a shapeshifting potion to mislead his opponents. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Grindelwald will place Depp within the driver’s seat although, as his villainous character escapes custody and wreaks havoc. 

Depp lately confirmed with Collider that he will probably be returning for Fantastic Beasts three (there will probably be 5 films within the franchise). This is not any shock to avid Harry Potter followers, as we watched Voldemort kill Grindelwald many years later in The Death Hallows Part 1. Some Harry Potter followers petitioned to have Depp faraway from the sequence after a number of tales about his ingesting adventures and tumultuous relationship made headlines throughout the nation. Potter creator JK Rowling got here to his protection, and supported his casting regardless of Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard’s home abuse allegations. 

“I liked it,” answered Depp when requested if he loved his function within the Wizarding World. “I liked it as a result of that’s actually an enviornment the place you’ll be able to fly round and check out various things and strategy a personality with much more…um…to take somebody who’s teetering on being a fascist, yeah he’s a fascist, he’s one these, however to play him as a delicate, involved but manipulative and highly effective wizard. The potentialities in that world are extensive open, so you’ll be able to actually attempt something. So it was a gasoline and I sit up for the following installment, which I believe we begin the center subsequent yr.”

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16. 

Harry Potter RPG In Development From "Arkham" Creators, Footage Leaks Online

Harry Potter often is the most well-known wizard on the earth. Sometime within the final decade, his reputation ascended previous Merlin and even Gandalf, with theme parks, spin-f books, and new movies nonetheless touching down as we communicate. In reality, the brand new Fantastic Beasts movie is ready to debut this Fall. It seems that JK Rowling is crafting her Wizarding World to behave like the Star Wars universe, with ever-expanding tales and adventures going down over hundreds years. Now, in accordance with Comicbook.comnew footage has been leaked a 3rd particular person journey recreation based mostly within the Harry Potter universe. 

After the footage leaked on-line, followers speculated if the clip was actual or not. The recreation is rumored to be in improvement by Rocksteady Games, the identical developer that crafted the Batman Arkham sequence. Warner Bros. seemingly confirmed that the gameplay footage was actual by forcing Youtube and different websites to take down the leaked video. Damage management is a particular nod to the actual fact Warner Bros. has this recreation tucked away someplace, probably nonetheless in improvement. As reported by Comicbook, the brand new wizarding recreation ought to comply with this storyline:

Set within the 19th Century (1800’s) Wizarding World, this third particular person open-world motion RPG recreation facilities round your character with distinctive skills who has earned a late acceptance to Hogwarts School Witchcraft and Wizardry. You are a newly arrived Fifth-year scholar to Hogwarts that demonstrates a latent reward for magic with a novel potential to trace and determine remnants a pottant historical energy.

Upon arrival, unusual occasions start to materialize In the Forbidden Forrest and hassle begins o brew throughout the fort partitions. Together with Pressor Elezar Fig, you embark on a journey by each acquainted and by no means earlier than seen areas to deliver to mild the reality behind these mysterious occurrences.

On your quest, you’ll craft potions, grasp new spells, and uncover fantastical beasts. You will battle Dark Wizards, Goblins, and different supernatural enemies and uncover the reality about your future – the Fate the Wizarding World lies in your fingers.


  • Journey to Hogwarts to develop into one eight totally different Wizard varieties
  • Experience Hogwarts, make new pals, uncover new secrets and techniques, and alter the destiny the Wizarding world.
  • Experience a brand new magic system that creates numerous potentialities to grasp magic.
  • Freely discover the Wizarding World for the primary time.
  • Choose your home and pals at Hogwarts, and determine to pursue a path good or evil. Create your individual witch or wizard, and expertise an all-new story separate from the books or movies

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" Trailer Introduces Nagini Origin

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald touches down in theaters in November, however Warner Bros. has determined to launch the ultimate trailer over a month prematurely. With such a extremely anticipated movie, it seems that Warner is counting on the built-in Harry Potter viewers to point out out regardless. Still, the newest trailer is filled with new footage, and hints on the origins Voldemort’s favourite snake. 

For those that could have forgotten, the ultimate Horcrux that have to be defeated within the final Potter film was Nagini. The monstrous snake is actually Voldemort’s finest good friend, and it seems like we’re getting some again historical past on her. Claudia Kim performs Maledictus, which is extra a title than a reputation. A Maledictus is somebody with a blood curse who’s pressured to grow to be an animal. Unlike an Animagus who can rework into any animal they initially selected, a Maledictus is underneath some kind curse. The most blatant course motion is that Kim will get caught as a snake because of the curse, after which later turns into acquainted with Voldemort. 

The new trailer additionally builds on Dumbledore’s character, and it seems that his lust for Grindelwald will probably be explored to a point. J.Ok. Rowling revealed that Dumbledore was homosexual, and that he and Grindelwald had some sort complicated love story, years in the past. In the trailer, Dumbledore seems into The Mirror Erised and sees what he needs most, a younger Grindelwald. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 18. 

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald" Trailer Introduces Nagini Origin

J.K. Rowling, Jemele Hill & Others Call Out Racist Serena Williams Cartoon

A cartoon drawn by Mark Knight Australian newspaper the Herald Sun is going viral for the racist depiction Serena Williams in the aftermath her US Open finals match.

In Saturday’s final against Naomi Osaka, Williams was cited three times for code violations in which she called the chair umpire Carlos Ramos a “liar” and a “thief, and also alleged he treated her differently than male players. As a result, she was fined $17,000.

Today, the Herald Sun published Knight’s cartoon depiction  Williams’ outburst:

Several celebrities have called out Knight and the newspaper for the tasteless image, including “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, comedian Kathy Griffin and Jemele Hill. “Well done on reducing one the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop,” J.K. Rowling posted.

ESPN’s Jemele Hill noted the racism is “About as subtle as Fran Drescher’s voice.” Kathy Griffin tweeted, “Hey @Knightcartoons just change your name to KKK Cartoons. Racist piece shit!”

Check out some the responses to the cartoon in the tweets embedded below.

J.K. Rowling Hilariously Trolls Donald Trump's Latest "Fake News" Tweet

Donald Trump has many opposers. The manner in which he carries out his policies are subject to more scrutiny than his actual policies are. That is because Trump’s penchant for attacking whoever he feels isn’t giving him praise. He has his followers enchanted by the idea “fake news,” allowing his administration to easily push aside stories that are actually truthful just because a few disparaging comments. The first amendment has never been in more danger than now, with millions people believing that the press is the enemy. As former US politician and sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” 

Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to call The New York Times, one the most reputable sources news in the nation, “fake news.” His tweet was in reference to The Times reports that White House counsel Don McGahn was cooperating with Robert Mueller’s investigation. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling responded to Trump’s tweet, re-writing it as many people view it. She posed as Trump, painting him as an immature schoolboy who lashes out at his opposers. “I do’nt care what Kids at School call me because they are all Disgusting Fake Losers and my Real Friends go to a diffrent Scool,” she wrote satirically. “You haven’t heard and they think Im the Coolest and Smartest and we go to parties and I don’t have to tell you there Names for this to be True.”

Donald Trump Brags About His Writing Skills & J.K. Rowling Can't Stop Laughing

JK Rowling is calling out Donald Trump after he misspelled a word in the very same tweet where he brags about his skill as a writer. Trump’s mistake was in the difference between the word “pore” and “pour.” This prompted Rowling to call him “The Gratest Writer on earth.” Trump, or someone on his PR team, took Rowling’s comments to heart and deleted the original tweet, reposting it with the correct spelling “pore,” as in to pour over a book.

Such an opportunity to mock trump was too ripe for just Rowling to chime in. The Twitter account the Merriam-Webster dictionary also posted a quick guide on the difference between “pour-over” (“to make expensive cfee”), to “pore over” (“to read or study carefully”) and, as an added jab at the president, a “comb-over.” Rowling also pointed out that Trump is not really a best-selling writer, seeing that all his books are ghost-written. 

Although, he altered the original tweet, it’s unlikely that Trump’s writing style or his claims about being a best-selling author will change. His style is specific to say the least and some parts it have accidentally stumbled into a dialogue with literary history. He says in his tweet: “I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!” Trump is not the first person to do this. The great American poet, Emily Dickinson, was capitalizing words that were not supposed to be capitalized way back in the 19th century. It seems JK Rowling does not see this aspect Trump’s style, or rather, after all he’s done and said, she doesn’t care.