"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Prequel crosses $500M at box office

Two weekends after its release, Warner Bros. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" has crossed $500M at the global box office.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" has passed $500 million at the worldwide box office.

According to Warner Bros. Pictures, the new J.K Rowling franchise surpassed half a billion dollars at the global box office on Tuesday, November 29, after its second weekend since release.

The magical adventure has grossed $161 million domestically and $344 million internationally for a global box total of $505 million so far.

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Theatrical release poster of the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

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A fantasy drama film inspired by J. K. Rowling's book of same name, and a spin-off of the Harry Potter film series, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" stars Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

The film is produced by David Heyman, who produced all eight of "Harry Potter" films. Others on the producers list include J.K Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

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"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo, Gemma Chan and Faith Wood-Blagrove.

J.K Rowling has announced that “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has been extended from a three-movie franchise to five movies.

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