The Harry Potter franchise experienced one of its worst opening gross sales as they released “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore”.
Like many producers, the Harry Potter franchise hoped to spark the excitement of Harry Potter worldwide to come out of their homes and watch the movies in their nearest cinemas. However, the latest addition to Fantastic Beasts only had gross ticket sales of $43 million in the United States.
The movie’s gross sales do not compare to the two previous Fantastic Beasts movies, with the first grossing at $74.4 million and the other at $62.2 million.
The franchise’s producers attributed the low gross sales to the onset of the pandemic in the United States. Without the COVID-19 pandemic, the newest Fantastic Beast movie would be bringing numerous Harry Potter fans to tents just outside their cinemas. This movie could have been just as excited as the Fast & Furious and Marvel movies.
Unfortunately, the rest of the Fantastic Beasts additions seemed to do less desirably than the other Harry Potter films. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2” received a total of $294.1 million during the first week of its release.
Furthermore, the movie’s number of sales does not even allow the producers to break even since it took at least $200 million to produce the movie.
Producers can only hope that fans in the United States and the rest of the world will visit their nearest cinemas to watch it in the coming weeks.
The producers did not state any additional intention of creating another Harry Potter movie.