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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Newt
Sam Redford ... Customs Official
... Customs Official (voice)
... Witness
Tristan Tait ... Reporter
... Graves
... Photographer 2 (as Tom Clarke-Hill)
... Photographer 1
... Tina
... Mary Lou
... Jacob Kowalski
... Credence Barebone
... Modesty Barebone
... Chastity Barebone
... Bank Employee
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Storyline

In mid-20s New York, Newt Scamander, the British young activist wizard, arrives in town, holding a mysterious leather suitcase which shelters a wide array of diverse and magical creatures that exist among us. Amid an already fragile equilibrium of secrecy, and the increasing disasters ascribed to the dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, Newt's precious suitcase will be lost--and to make matters worse--several creatures will manage to escape. Before long, this situation will catch Senior Auror Percival Graves' attention who will target Newt, in the background of an invisible, devastating, and utterly unpredictable menace that still wreaks havoc on 5th Avenue. In the end, is there a hidden agenda behind Graves' intentions; moreover, what will happen to the remaining fantastic beasts still loose in the streets? Written by Nick Riganas

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Where did the beasts hide? See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some fantasy action violence | See all certifications »

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18 November 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Animales fantásticos y dónde encontrarlos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$180,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,403,387, 20 November 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$234,037,575

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$814,037,575
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Trivia

The record of Newt's expulsion from Hogwarts is very similar to Hagrid's in 1942, as detailed in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). Both involve "accidents" regarding a dangerous magical creature, although it is possible that Newt was justly accused, unlike Hagrid, who was framed by Tom Riddle. A further connection between the two characters might be inferred, in that Hagrid refers to himself as Norbert the dragon's "mummy", and when Newt approaches the nest of occamies, he says, "Mummy's here." See more »

Goofs

City Hall subway station is situated in a turning loop and only has one track, and not two as depicted. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Newt Scamander: [whispers to his case] Dougal... settle down now, please.
[Dougal grumbles]
Newt Scamander: It won't be long.
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Crazy Credits

An occamy slithers into the film title to form the S in "Beasts". See more »


Soundtracks

Diga Diga Doo
Written by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields
Performed by The Mills Brothers
Licensed courtesy of Decca Records France
Under License from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Charming and entertaining
18 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

JK Rowling will forever be known as one of the most genius humans to ever live. The fact that she can pen such a detailed and perfect magical world without Harry Potter and the beloved characters we have grown to love, it makes you feel like this world is actually real! This movie is very entertaining and and heartwarming. It's no longer a dark saga of an evil dark wizard trying to kill a young boy, it is an insight into a magical world that is so grand and amazing!

Despite taking place way before our known HP time, there are enough quick and witty references to our known HP world throughout the movie to make Potterheads smile. I went in with less than no expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised. And LOVED IT. And the best part of it all- I've always somewhat disliked the HP movies, because I'm a die-hard fan of the books. The movies never lived up to the books. For Fantastic Beasts, there are no books to compare it to, so there's no room to dislike! Can't wait for the next movies!


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