Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came out this past weekend, and it has taken down Doctor Strange in the box office.
At this point, Harry Potter and Marvel are stiff competition. There definitely would have been a time when Harry Potter could have easily taken down Marvel (in ticket sales – most Marvel heroes could best Harold in a fight), but that time has passed, and now, they are hard-fought competitors.
However, it is important to note that Doctor Strange made a whopping $85 million during its opening weekend, so overall, it is still taking the cake.
At this point, it’ll be interesting to watch as Fantastic Beasts debuts globally.