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Queen Reveals If Freddie Mercury Would’ve Liked Bohemian Rhapsody

After a long and very troubled production, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody finally hit theaters earlier this month. While far from a terrible movie, the general consensus seemed to be that it was basically alright, with critics agreeing that it did its job of telling the story of Queen but didn’t really give us much in the way of inspiring sequences other than the concluding Live Aid concert.

One big worry ahead of release was that Bohemian Rhapsody would skate over Mercury’s sexuality, filing the edges off the star’s famous decadence in the hope of securing a PG-13 and not turning away more conservative audience members. That more or less turned out to be the case, but if you ask Queen guitarist Brian May, Mercury himself wouldn’t have minded that. When asked if he thinks the singer would’ve enjoyed the movie, May had the following
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‘Fantastic’ receipts and where to find them: ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ made most of its money overseas

‘Fantastic’ receipts and where to find them: ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ made most of its money overseas
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” made tons of money in its opening weekend — if you knew where to look. The second film in the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise following 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” and the 10th film in the expanded “Harry Potter” universe, the film didn’t cast quite as strong a spell as its predecessor at the domestic box office, but it’s off to a strong start overseas.

“Grindelwald” opened with $62 million on these shores. That was shy of the $74 million taken in on the first weekend for “Where to Find Them,” and it’s the smallest opening weekend for any film in the Potterverse. On the plus side, the film has already taken in $191 million overseas, bringing its global weekend haul to $253 million. Given the film’s $200 million production budget, it’ll hope those global markets keep bringing in “Fantastic” returns so it
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Somber Governors Awards Honor Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall

Somber Governors Awards Honor Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall
Sam Elliott sat quietly in his elegant tux at the Warner Bros. table, where Clint Eastwood was making “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh laugh. But the “A Star Is Born” Oscar contender was not in a jovial mood. “The fire came over the Malibu ridge,” he said. He and wife Katharine Ross stayed to save their house by pouring water on it. “But we have no power. This all seems very surreal.” He knows many others who did lose their homes.

The ongoing fires cast a pall over the 10th annual Governors Awards, which is a night for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to congratulate its own without worrying about winning or losing. The Governors Awards celebrated five icons on Sunday night at Hollywood & Highland, but cut back the red carpet to photos only due to the California wildfires. Academy president John Bailey opened the event
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Somber Governors Awards Honor Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall

Somber Governors Awards Honor Cicely Tyson, Kathleen Kennedy, and Frank Marshall
Sam Elliott sat quietly in his elegant tux at the Warner Bros. table, where Clint Eastwood was making “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh laugh. But the “A Star Is Born” Oscar contender was not in a jovial mood. “The fire came over the Malibu ridge,” he said. He and wife Katharine Ross stayed to save their house by pouring water on it. “But we have no power. This all seems very surreal.” He knows many others who did lose their homes.

The ongoing fires cast a pall over the 10th annual Governors Awards, which is a night for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to congratulate its own without worrying about winning or losing. The Governors Awards celebrated five icons on Sunday night at Hollywood & Highland, but cut back the red carpet to photos only due to the California wildfires. Academy president John Bailey opened the event
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Queen Film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes Second-Highest Grossing Music Biopic of All Time

Queen Film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes Second-Highest Grossing Music Biopic of All Time
After earning another $15 million at the box office in its third week of release, the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody moved into second place on the list of all-time highest-grossing music biopics.

Only Straight Outta Compton, which made $161 million over its domestic theatrical run in summer 2015, stands ahead of Bohemian Rhapsody after that biopic pushed its domestic total to $127 million in its first three weeks of release. Bohemian Rhapsody finished third in this week’s box office, behind Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and The Grinch, Variety reports.

Thanks to its $15 million weekend,
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'Fantastic Beasts' sequel opens top of UK box office with strong £12.3m weekend

Mubi release Suspiria posts £163,223 opening.

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RankFilm / DistributorThree-day gross (Nov 16-18) Gross Week 1 Fantastic Beasts 2 (Warner Bros) £12.3m £12.3m 1 2 The Grinch (Universal) £3.9m £10m 2 3 Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) £3m £34.9m 4 4 Widows (20th Century Fox) £880,000 £4.3m 2 5. A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) £741,000 £27.1m 7 Warner Bros

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, the sequel to the spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise, opened to an impressive £12.3m weekend. The film played in 678 sites, making for an average of £18,141.

That Fri-Sun total places it behind the opening of predecessor Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them,
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Korea Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Beats ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and Burns ‘Bts’

Opening on Wednesday (Nov. 14), Harry Potter spinoff-prequel “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The Warner Bros. release earned $11.8 million from 1.52 million admissions over its opening five days.

Bohemian Rhapsody” remained in second spot for the third consecutive weekend. The biographical film about Queen earned $6.5 million from 816,200 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a total of $24.7 million from 3.14 million admissions after three weekends. The two top films together accounted for 69% of total weekend box office.

Intimate Strangers” slipped from first place the previous weekend to third, with a week on week drop of 51%. The Lotte Cultureworks release earned $3.83 million from 498,400 admissions between Friday and Sunday for a three-weekend total of $32.5 million from 4.35 million admissions.

Burn the Stage: The Movie” landed in fourth place. A documentary following K-pop sensation Bts’s world tour, the Walt Disney Korea release earned $1.77 million between Thursday and Sunday.
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Bo Report: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ sequel casts a powerful spell

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Photo: Warner Bros).

Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts sequel worked its magic on moviegoers last weekend, ringing up $253.6 million worldwide as the Australian opening outshone the Us debut.

It was a buoyant frame in Oz, boosted by Trafalgar Releasing’s Burn the Stage: The Movie, while another alternate content release, Rialto’s Spitfire was less successful.

The Old Man & the Gun, which could be Robert Redford’s final screen role, is playing on limited screens in the Us but went out far wider here via eOne with modest results.

Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black reached $11.7 million after earning $74,000 in its ninth frame for Sony Pictures. Meanwhile Catherine Scott’s Backtrack Boys has generated $104,000 and Heath Davis’ comedy-drama Book Week has collected $34,000.

Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, which won the Palme d’Or in Cannes, stole a respectable $52,000 on 15 screens and $161,000 including festival screenings and previews for Rialto.
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' tops North American charts in $62.2m debut (update)

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' tops North American charts in $62.2m debut (update)
At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe debuts at number 27 on respectable $92,000 from four sites.

November 19 Update: Warner BrosFantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald starring Eddie Redmayne was the clear champion at the North American charts over the weekend, yet there will be no hiding the fact that $62.2m was a disappointing debut.

Despite pockets of fans among critics, the fantasy received average reviews. The three-day debut in 4,163 theatres trailed the $74.4m opening weekend of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them in late 2016 by 16%, rising to 20.2% when the numbers from two years ago are adjusted for inflation to $77.9m.
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' tops North American charts in $62m debut

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' tops North American charts in $62m debut
At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe debuts at number 27 on respectable $92,000 from four sites.

Warner BrosFantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald starring Eddie Redmayne was the clear champion at the North American charts over the weekend, yet there will be no hiding the fact that $62.2m was a disappointing debut.

Despite pockets of fans among critics, the fantasy received average reviews. The three-day debut in 4,163 theatres trailed the $74.4m opening weekend of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them in late 2016 by 16%, rising to 20.2% when the numbers from two years ago are adjusted for inflation to $77.9m.

Grindelwald
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On the Charts: Kane Brown’s ‘Experiment’ Debuts at Number One

On the Charts: Kane Brown’s ‘Experiment’ Debuts at Number One
Kane Brown, who Rolling Stone dubbed “country music’s new outcast king,” captured his first Number One as the country singer’s second album Experiment opened atop the Billboard 200. Experiment is only the third country music release to earn the top spot in 2018, following Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty and Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town.

Experiment sold 124,000 total copies, including 105,000 traditional album sales, to take Number One, with the rising singer-songwriter improving upon the Number Five peak of 2016’s Kane Brown, Billboard reports.

New releases occupied five of the Billboard 200’s Top Six as,
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Tops, But ‘Widows’ Tells a Sad Story

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Tops, But ‘Widows’ Tells a Sad Story
When a film opens to over $60 million like “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” you could call it the top story and go from there. However, there’s just as much interest in the opening-weekend subplots provided by “Widows,” “Instant Family,” and “Green Book.” These results are not encouraging; in the cases of “Widows” and “Green Book,” the implications are frightening.

At $170 million, this weekend will be down about 15 percent from last year. While “Fantastic Beasts” provided a strong franchise, it turns out “Justice League” was 50 percent more popular. Last year had the surprise initial success of “Wonder,” which opened to $27.5 million.

“Grindelwald” is the smallest opening for a film from J.K. Rowling’s universe of wizards. It’s disappointing at 19 percent less (adjusted), but Warners will be buttressed by the film’s overseas performance of $191 million this weekend (Japan still to come). But with a lower start and 16 percent second-day drop,
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Takes $253M Ww Bow; ‘Venom’ Voracious In China Milestones – International Box Office

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Update, writethru: Warner BrosFantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald cast a $191M spell at the international box office this weekend for a global launch of $253M. The opening in 79 overseas markets is within the range that we were seeing ahead of the bow and surpasses the start of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by 2.7% when using historical rates on the previous movie. In 43 individual markets, Newt Scamander and crew opened bigger than their earlier outing, and set a series of offshore milestones — but they got licked by Venom in China where the Sony pic has become the 3rd biggest superhero title of all time.

Spinoff sequel FB2, directed by David Yates and scripted by Jk Rowling, set record openings for the entire Wizarding World in 18 markets. Warner itself logged its best starts of 2018 in 30, namely some of the key European majors like France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.
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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Dominates Overseas Box Office With $191 Million Launch

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‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Dominates Overseas Box Office With $191 Million Launch
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” led the foreign box office with a massive $191 million. The “Harry Potter” prequel series launched in North America with $62 million for a global weekend haul of $253 million.

The Wizarding World installment needs to do well overseas to justify its costly $200 million budget and make up for a potentially lackluster domestic performance. While its North American debut has stalled compared to its predecessor, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the follow-up has already seen a stronger showing from overseas markets.

“Crimes of Grindelwald” saw the best showing in China with $37.5 million from 20,000 screens. In the United Kingdom, it earned $16.3 million, followed by Germany with $12.8 million and Russia with $12.1 million.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a five-film franchise from the mind of author J.K. Rowling. David Yates returned to direct the sequel, which stars Eddie Redmayne,
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' rules world on $254m launch (update)

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' rules world on $254m launch (update)
Fantasy feature tracking 2% ahead of 2016 predecessor at same stage.

November 19 Update: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald ruled the world on a $253m global launch, while Venom powered past $200m in its second weekend in China, and Bohemian Rhapsody made light work of surging past the $250m international milestone.

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Updated: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald scored a confirmed $191.5m weekend gross from 79 markets as the worldwide haul generated $253.7m, aided by the $62.2m number one North American debut.

Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi) executives said the international launch came in at 3% above that of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' rules world on $253m launch

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald' rules world on $253m launch
Fantasy feature tracking 2% ahead of 2016 predecessor at same stage.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald ruled the world on a $253m global launch, while Venom powered past $200m in its second weekend in China, and Bohemian Rhapsody made light work of surging past the $250m international milestone.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald scored an estimated $191m weekend gross from 79 markets as the worldwide haul generated $253m, aided by the $62.2m number one North American debut.

Warner Bros Pictures International (Wbpi) executives said the international launch came in at 2% above that of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Is The Box Office Champ With A $62 Million Weekend

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was the clear cut winner at the box office with a $62.2 million debut. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch had a great outing as well with $38.1 million, with Bohemian Rhapsody bringing up the rear with $15.7 million. Here’s the top 10:

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Fantastic Beasts 2 Has a Magical Box Office Debut with $62M Win

Fantastic Beasts 2 Has a Magical Box Office Debut with $62M Win
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald easily took the number one spot at this weekend's box office, generating $62.2 million domestically. The debut earned over $12 million less than the first installment, but had a huge weekend overseas, bringing in an additional $191 million, which brings the grand total to an impressive $253.2 million globally. Harry Potter fans have taken to the movie, but it has been suffering from mixed reviews. However, it will more than likely bring in some extra earnings during the upcoming holiday break.

Illumination's The Grinch held in strong to take the number two position at this weekend's box office, sneaking away with another $38.1 million. The animated family movie has earned $151.7 million globally since premiering last weekend. Number three this weekend goes to the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which generated $15.7 million. Rami Malek has been praised for his awesome portrayal of legendary rock and roll front man Freddie Mercury. The
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'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Delivers $253 Million Global Debut

'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Delivers $253 Million Global Debut
While still a solid weekend, the performances fell below Mojo's pre-weekend expectations almost across the board. Warner Bros.'s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the latest entry in the Fantastic Beasts franchise still topped the weekend as expected, but even it fell a bit below the studio's expectations, though not by as much as both Paramount's Instant Family and Fox's Widows, neither of which managed to break out among opening weekend audiences, but will hope to take advantage of the holiday weekend to come. The overall weekend, however, was an improvement over last weekend and while it fell short of the same weekend last year, which saw the debut of Justice League, the month is now pacing slightly ahead of last year's grosses, which saw the November box office top $1 billion for only the third time ever. At #1, Warner Bros.'s release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Charms With $62 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Charms With $62 Million Debut
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” enchanted moviegoers with a debut of $62 million.

While that’s slightly lower than the domestic start of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the first installment in Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter” spinoff series, it was easily enough to dominate the weekend box office.

Warner Bros., the studio behind the wizarding series, sees “Fantastic Beasts” becoming a stronger international play, where the follow-up has already earned $191 million for a global opening of $253 million. Stateside, “Crimes of Grindelwald” has battled the worst reviews yet for a “Harry Potter” entry. It currently holds a bleak 40% on Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ Cinemascore. The studio is counting on global box office revenues to make up for a potentially lackluster domestic performance and carry the film, which cost $200 million to produce.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in what Warner Bros. intends to be a five-film
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