Fantastic beasts
Dan Fogler, William Nadylam, Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Claudia Kim, and Callum Turner in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.”

Wizards ruled North American theaters over the weekend, with the latest offering from the world of Harry Potter, “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald,” dominating the competition, according to final figures released Monday.

The film opened with $62.2 million to easily claim the top spot at the box office, according to comScore.

Finishing in a distant second was “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch,” which earned $38.6 million between Friday and Sunday, pushing its two-week total to nearly $127 million.

The Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” collected $16 million over the weekend, giving it a three-week haul of $128 million.

The Mark Wahlberg comedy “Instant Family” debuted in fourth place with $14.5 million, followed by the debut of the crime thriller “Widows,” which earned $12.4 million.

Rounding out the top 10 films of the weekend were “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” ($4.8 million); “A Star is Born” ($4.3 million); “Overlord” ($3.8 million); “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” ($2.5 million); and “Burn the Stage: The Movie” ($2.4 million).

— City News Service