'Beauty and the Beast' sets March box office weekend record
20 March, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Joy Garcia
"Beauty and the Beast" is now estimated to break the all-time opening weekend record for a PG-rated film set past year by "Finding Dory" as it is now estimated to make $170 million in its opening weekend from 4,210 after grossing $63 million on its opening Saturday. According to new figures, the movie broke the previous record of $135 million for G- or PG-rated releases, which was held by 2016's "Finding Dory".
Outside of a few scenes, the movie is an nearly exact remake of the classic 1991 Disney animated feature, which went on to win Oscars for best original score and best original song.
That jumps the previous record holder, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", which opened to $166 million past year. A dazzling $22.8M in the United Kingdom gave BATB the highest grossing 3-day opening weekend ever for a PG title; and China opened to $44.8M for the biggest-ever Disney Live Action launch weekend. The film has also now passed the record set by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" for the highest single-day total for a PG film.
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The film, directed by Oscar victor Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film, cost 160 million US dollars to make.
The film, which stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title roles, scored another $180 million internationally.
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