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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' debuts at $170 million

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty's opening weekend success was evident early on when it logged a $64.1 million opening day. This makes it the third best start of all time for a March movie, after Batman V Superman ($81.6 million) and The Hunger Games ($67.3 million). The next day the movie earn more than $60 million.

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American family musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. A co-production between Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, the film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself being an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters, with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson as the supporting roles.

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