Eddie Redmayne

'Fantastic Beasts' shows bite at weekend box office; 'Doctor Strange' is No. 2

'Fantastic Beasts' shows bite at weekend box office; 'Doctor Strange' is No. 2

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the latest entry in the blockbuster universe of “Harry Potter,” is headed toward a magically healthy opening at theaters this weekend.

The Warner Bros. film, which stars Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne as a man who joins a secretive group of wizards and witches in 1920s New York, banked $29.7 million on Friday, according to Box Office Mojo, and looks like it may gross a total of $75 million over the weekend.

That would be in line with industrtry projections of  between $70 million and $75 million.. Although the movie is part of the “Harry Potter” world and its screenplay was...

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