Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore opens ahead of the film’s domestic release in 22 international markets this weekend, starting in Holland and Belgium on Wednesday and falling in step with the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Japan, Spain, and China through Friday. Unfortunately, there is little hope that this can perform any miracles considering the large number of theaters that have closed.
‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore’ is estimated to eye $50M+ in the early offshore release. As compared to the previous two Wizarding World offshoot films, this is a decrease. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald debuted at $120 million and $115 million, respectively, in like-for-like markets and at today’s prices. Those pictures had opened in a November corridor and ran through Christmas, grossing $580 million domestically and $495 million abroad.
The Secrets of Dumbledore has a fresh Rotten Tomatoes rating of 60% and is currently playing over school vacations in a number of its international markets. With the weekdays projected to be busier, this suggests that there may be less of a need to hurry out on the weekends.