Disney has proven once some-more that audiences have a lust for
live-action remakes of a charcterised classics.
Following a live-action chronicle of “The Jungle Book” earning
tighten to $1 billion worldwide last year, the
studio looks to have another money cow in a creation with “Beauty
and a Beast” violation a record for a biggest opening
weekend ever for Mar with an estimated $170 million, according
That jumps a prior record holder, “Batman v Superman: Dawn
of Justice,” that non-stop to $166 million final year.
It’s also a biggest opening ever for a PG-rated film (passing
final year’s “Finding Dory,” $135 million) and is seventh place in
all-time opening weekend grosses (moving past “Harry Potter and
a Deathly Hallows, Part 2,” $169.1 million).
“Beauty and a Beast,” that stars Emma Watson in a Belle role
and Dan Stevens as a Beast, had a year’s biggest Thursday
preview of a year with
$16.3 million, that combined to a $64.1 million Friday earning. That’s the
largest opening day for a PG movie, passing
2009’s “Harry Potter and a Half-Blood Prince.” The film then
took in $64.8 million on Saturday (the fourth-best Saturday take ever, violence the
$62.2 million warranted by “Iron Man 3” in 2013).
It’s $170 million weekend exceeds a industry’s expectations of
a $165 million opening and also creates behind a film’s production
budget, that was during $160 million.
Outside of a few scenes, a film is an roughly accurate reconstitute of
a classical 1991 Disney charcterised feature, that went on to win
Oscars for best strange measure and best strange song.