'Beauty and the Beast' smashes box office records


'Beauty and the Beast' smashes box office records
  1. 'Beauty and the Beast' smashes box office records
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    Disney's live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" broke box office records across the world as soon as it…
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Disney's live-action remake of the old fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" broke box office records across the world as soon as it appeared.

A still from "Beauty and the Beast." [Photo / China.org.cn] 

The film, directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans and Josh Gad, grossed 308 million yuan (US$44.6 million) in China during its debut three-day weekend, and became the biggest grossing musical ever screened in China, taking the crown briefly held by the Academy-Award winning "La La Land."

"Beauty and the Beast" performed even more phenomenally in North America. It has delivered a film the size of a summer blockbuster in the less glamorous month of March.

With an estimated US$170 million, "Beauty and the Beast" topped the previous March opening weekend record of US$166 million set by "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" just last year. It's also the seventh largest opening weekend ever recorded, ahead of the US$169.1 million opening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" and just behind "Iron Man 3" that recorded US$174.1 million at its May 2013 opening.

Internationally, "Beauty and the Beast" delivered an estimated US$180 million from 44 key markets for a combined estimated US$350 million global opening, which ranks at No. 14 best of all-time.

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