Monday, 20 March 2017

'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut

Cinema-goers will happily be Beauty and the Beast's guests as Disney's live adaptation has just landed one of the top box office openings of all time.

The reimagining of the1991 classic animation - starring Emma Watson as a modern day Belle and Dan Stevens as the rugged Beast - also scored the biggest opening for a PG-rating ever, both here and in the US, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
So far the film has earned a staggering $170 million at the US box office, and $350 million globally, setting an impressive five box office records in one go. The film - directed by Bill Condon - now holds the the biggest domestic and international opening of all time, leaping ahead of last year's Finding Dory.
It has also become the seventh biggest opening in history - just behind the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise - and the biggest debut for a film with a female lead, as well as being 26-year-old Watson's biggest opener to date.
Disney has set a new record for itself too - the film has become the studio's highest debuting of Disney's live-action remakes, toppling Alice in Wonderland's $116.1 million opening.

1 comment:

  1. Berry Cherry19:51

    Who will take me to Silverbird to watch this?


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