Fantastic Beasts soars to biggest UK box office opening of 2016

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

November 21st 2016 at 4:22PM
UPDATED November 22nd 2016 at 10:48AM
Fantastic Beasts soars to biggest UK box office opening of 2016

The Harry Potter spin-off debuted with £15.33m.

Warner Bros' Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has become the biggest opening of the year so far at the UK box office. 

The Harry Potter spin-off debuted with £15.33m, overtaking Batman v Superman's opening of £14.62m.

Looking at Friday to Sunday tallies, Screen reports that Fantastic Beasts enjoyed the third-best opening of the wider Harry Potter franchise to date, ahead of Goblet Of Fire’s £14.93m debut.

The current top ten highest grossing films of 2016 at the UK box office are:

  1. The Jungle Book
  2. Bridget Jones's Baby
  3. Finding Dory
  4. Captain America: Civil War
  5. Deadpool
  6. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  7. The Secret Life of Pets
  8. Suicide Squad
  9. The BFG
  10. Zootopia