A struggling Warner Bros has high hopes that they can work magic on the box office with the creation of an entire franchise built on the coattails of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world of Harry Potter. Opening weekend predictions are strong (most estimate $80 million range) and initial reviews are positive. Since there are no other wide releases, Fantastic Beast should have a great shot at taking home quite a haul.
But if you aren’t a fan of the material in general, is this a movie you should spend your time on, especially when Oscar bait like Loving has finally started to hit theaters? Listen to the podcast to find out:
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