Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald: Blockbuster of Massive Proportions

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald should have a powerful spell on the box office.

Warner’s tentpole is heading for a domestic opening weekend in the $75 million range, estimates showed Friday.

The North American figure could wind up matching the $74.4 million opening for 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”

The sequel is dominating the other openers: Fox-New Regency’s “Widows” and Paramount’s comedy “Instant Family,” both heading for the range of $11 million to $13 million.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” conjured $9.1 million in Thursday night previews, while “Widows” made $600,00 in previews and “Instant Family” took in $550,000.

The movie has been projected to earn $65 million from 4,163 domestic locations this weekend, though industry estimates showed that number could be closer to $75 million and as much as $250 million worldwide.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second entry in Warner’s plan to have a five-film franchise in a prequel series based on the wizarding world created by author J.K. Rowling in her seven “Harry Potter” books.