This week, Eddie Redmayne is back as Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in Fantastic Beasts and The Crimes of Grindelwald, the Paris-set sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
This time, he and his allies — including baker buddy Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler) and American witch cop (or Auror) Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) — have to stop Johnny Depp’s eponymous bleach-blonde hellraiser and his followers from enslaving humanity. Elsewhere, a younger Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) turns up to offer Newt advise from the sidelines.
Will the movie be as just as spellbinding as the first one? So far critical response to The Crimes of Grindelwald has been lukewarm (“Murky, gloomy and cluttered” seems to be the general consensus), with the movie scoring a lukewarm 52 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Will that dampened its box-office performance? While we ponder on that, let’s rank the Wizarding World movies in Singapore, from the lowest- to the highest-grossing.
Source: Warner Bros Pictures & Box Office Mojo
*2016 figures after adjustment to inflation; global box-office figures not adjusted to inflation