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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Breaks Several Box Office Records in Opening Weekend

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20 March 2017 No Comment

BEAUTY AND THE BEASTDisney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast earned $170 million on its opening weekend, with a global box office of $350 million.

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.

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