The second instalment of the Fantastic Beasts series added a further $51.4 million this past weekend ($40.2 million coming from 80 markets outside North America) to push its global haul to $519.6 million.
Nevertheless, with a packed holiday season incoming, the film will have its work cut out to catch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which grossed $796.7 million worldwide back in 2016 (a series low for J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World).
The Fantastic Beasts sequel was the second movie to cross $500 million this weekend alongside the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which has grossed $539.6 million to date.
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At the end of the first film,