dglobalnews.com 'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M
Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Medical | By Benjamin Edwards

'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

The monster ape movie's domestic haul now stands at a not inconsiderable $110.1 million and $259 million worldwide.

The live action remake of the Disney classic, which stars Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian Mckellen, is reported to have picked up between $170 million and $174 million (approx £140 million) in United States box office sales since opening on Friday. It topped the previous March opening weekend record of 166 million USA dollars set by "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" past year and also the seventh largest opening weekend ever.

The new Disney film Beauty And The Beast is set to have one of the most successful opening weekends of all time, indicate early reports. Be Fairfield Library's guest and celebrate the release of the live action movie of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

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IMAX had a fairy tale weekend at the box office as Beauty and the Beast waltzed its way to a record-setting $21 million on 1,026 IMAX screens worldwide in 56 markets, including $12.5 million on 377 North American IMAX screens and $8.5 million from 649 IMAX screens internationally. Beauty and the Beast opened as the #1 film in virtually all markets. "Beauty and the Beast" which had a budget of $160 million, is the latest effort by Disney to re-create its animated classics with live action and digital effects.

On Saturday March 19, the box office of £7.9m was the second highest grossing Saturday ever, only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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