‘Beauty and the Beast’ Breaks Several Box Office Records in Opening Weekend
The film broke several box office records during its incredible opening weekend.
Beauty and the Beast is now the top domestic opening of all time for a PG-rated film. The previous record holder was Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory.
Beauty and the Beast was also the top opening of all time for a PG-rated film at the international box office.
The film is now the no. 7 launch of all time for any movie, beating out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Other box office records earned by the film last weekend include: biggest debut of all time for a female-lead film, biggest domestic box office debut in more than a year, and the film also beat out other Disney films including Alice in Wonderland for a debut weekend.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and was directed by Bill Condon.