'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' outpaces the pre-ticket sales of 'Justice League'
With still a week to go to its official opening, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' has already managed to outpace the presales of 'Justice League'.
The world premiere of this year's biggest 'Harry Potter' franchise film, 'Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald' ('Fantastic Beasts 2') happened in Paris just hours ago, and for all the fans thrilled and pretty much unable to wait for the movie's official theatrical release on November 16, here's a bit of exciting news: With still a week to go to its official opening, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' has already managed to outpace the presales of 'Justice League' which could probably be one of the biggest adventure/fantasy movies to be released in the same November time slot last year.
Atom Tickets, the social movie ticketing platform compared the same window of presales for the two, and as per their October survey, nearly 1000 respondents voted 'Fantastic Beasts 2' in the top 3 most anticipated movies for the fall. The survey was fielded on October 8 - exactly a month ago from this ongoing premiere of the film in Paris.
Fans will know that this second installment of the Fantastic Beasts/Harry Potter franchise is sort of an attempt at tying up all the loose ends that were left open in the first film, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' - which again, was based on a book by J.K. Rowling - the author of the Harry Potter series. 'Fantastic Beasts 2' revolves more along the lines of the tumultuous relationship between Albus Dumbledore and one of the darkest wizards the Wizarding World of 'Harry Potter' has ever seen - Gellert Grindelwald.
The connection has always been there. Watch now to discover how #FantasticBeasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is connected to the Harry Potter series and see it in cinemas November 16. Get tickets now: https://t.co/xpnpDIBvg1 pic.twitter.com/LNf8wX37rg— Fantastic Beasts (@BeastsMovieUK) November 8, 2018
The protagonist of the story is, of course, Newt Scamander - the role reprised by Eddie Redmayne - a wizard who dabbles in the field of magical characters. In his adventures, he comes across Dumbledore, an Obscurial called Credence, and Grindelwald too. As per the official synopsis, "The film's plot follows Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore as they attempt to take down the dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, while facing new threats in a more divided wizarding world."
The film also features one of the biggest ensemble casts that includes Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, and Alison Sudol. Ezra Miller plays Credence, Zoë Kravitz joins as Scamander's past flame Reta Lestrange, with Dumbledore being played by Jude Law, and Johnny Depp starring as Grindelwald. Other cast members include Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, and Kevin Guthrie.