Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Roars In Monster Debut

This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” (Uncredited)

(NEWSER) – Disney’s live-action Beauty was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies, reports the AP.

Beauty and the Beast dominated globally, notes the Hollywood Reporter, pulling in another $180 million from screens around the world. According to studio estimates Sunday, Beauty and the Beast blew past the previous record-holder for G- or PG-rated releases.

Last year, Disney’s Finding Dory debuted with $135 million. Perhaps an even bigger feather for Beauty: It garnered the seventh biggest domestic start ever, notes the Reporter.

Beauty and the Beast, made for about $160 million, is the latest effort by Disney to re-create one of its animated classics with live action and digital effects.

It follows previous remakes such as Cinderella, Maleficent and last year’s The Jungle Book. This Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon, found widespread acclaim and some backlash for including what Condon called Disney’s first openly gay character.

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One Response to Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Roars In Monster Debut

  1. jess Reply

    March 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I helped with this. Saw it twice over the weekend. Yes it was my favorite Disney movie when I was younger before you ask. Cried, laughed hell I had all the feels, all of them, for this piece of my childhood come to life.

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