J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" spin- off "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" has topped the weekend box office after earning a total of $75 million on its opening weekend debut. The movie has also earned a rare Grade A on CinemaScore after having good feedback from viewers.

According to BBC, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," though number one in ranking on its current week, only ranks third when it comes to highest opening weekend from J.K. Rowling's series, falling behind two "Harry Potter" films. Starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, and Ezra Miller, the movie has earned $75 million on its first weekend and is said to have earned roughly $143.3 million from foreign markets, with a total of $218.3 million for its global haul.

Entertainment Weekly has also reported that Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" by Benedict Cumberbatch earns the second spot after earning $17.7 million across its third weekend and has made $571 million around the world. "Trolls" by Fox, on the other hand, lands the third spot for earning and estimate of $17.5 million after its third weekend while the sci- fi "Arrival" starring Amy Adams gets the fourth spot, earning an estimate of $11.8 million after registering a middling B grade on CinemaScore. The comedy movie "Almost Christmas" starring Danny Glover and Gabrielle Union on the other hand, earns the fifth spot after earning an estimate of $7 million.

The first installment of the series, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is set in New York, and tells a story of a fictional author who was mentioned in the "Harry Potter" series. Eddie Redmayne, who portrays the character of News Scamander visists New York's secret community of witches and wizards which is set 70 years before Harry Potter reads his book in Hogwarts. Author J.K. Rowling, who also created "Horry Potter," has planned scripts for a total of five films for the series according to the report.