The second installment of the "Fantastic Animals" saga grossed about $ 62.2 million during its first three days of operation in the United States and Canada.
Jude Law starred a young Dumbledore confronted with the escape of the evil sorcerer Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), many years before the birth of Harry Potter, whose film takes the codes in a context of Parisian decoration.
Another funny animal takes the second step of the podium: "The Grinch," a green and growling creature who still hates Christmas and its mellow hypocrisy.
With $ 38.2 million in revenue ($ 126.5 million in two weeks), Universal Studios' animated film is ahead of "Bohemian Rhapsody" (15.7 million, 127.9 in total), the remake biographical film of Freddie Mercury and his legendary band Queen.
Two novelties complete the winner of the weekend: "Apprentis parents" (14.7 million), with Mark Wahlberg, about a couple who decided to adopt and ended up with three unbearable children in their hands; and "The Widows" (12.3 million), a feminist thriller by director Steve McQuenn, Oscar winner for "12 Years a Slave."
Here's the rest of the Top 10:
6 – "Nutcracker and the Four Kingdoms" (US $ 4.7 million, total 43.9 million)
7 – "A Star is born" (4.4 million, 185.8 in total)
8 – "Overlord" (3.9 million, 17.7 in total)
9- "Millenium: What does not kill me" (2.5 million, 13.3 in total)
10- "Nobody's Fool" (2.3 million, 28.9 in total).