17. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40% (5.3/10)
Box Office: The $200 million Wizarding World sequel opened slightly lower than the first Fantastic Beasts, marking the lowest North American opening for any film in J.K. Rowling's franchise. Thanks to a solid international performance, though, its overall opening was a touch stronger than the previous film.
Most sensible predictions have The Crimes of Grindelwald ending its run at around $750-800 million, which would be a slight decline from the last film's $814 million final total.
Not the billion-dollar grosser many expected, then, but still an undeniably solid performance, especially for a movie so divisively received.
Verdict: A bad and weird movie, for sure, albeit one which sees director David Yates making such baffling choices it actually becomes vaguely interesting again.
With a shockingly schizophrenic, bland script from J.K. Rowling, the movie's cast doesn't stand much of a chance trying to prop this thing up, though Jude Law makes a gallant effort.
Packed with fan service and simply functioning as an advertisement for future movies, Fantastic Beasts 2 is exactly what fans feared when Rowling first announced a five-movie series.