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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 09:55 AM

Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Waltzing to Huge $165M-$170M Bow

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/weekend-box-office-beauty-beast-roars-163m-thursday-986898



Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic animated musical could clear $60 million on Friday alone on its way to landing one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation.

Disney's live-action musical Beauty and the Beast is doing monstrous business at the North American box office, where it should waltz past $60 million on Friday alone for a possible opening of $165 million-$170 million, according to early Friday returns.

The update of the classic 1991 animated musical, directed by Bill Condon, is destined to set a number of records, including the biggest start ever for a PG title. And if it passes up the $166 million domestic debut of last year's Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it will land the top March opening of all time. And it would boast one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation.

Friday's tally will include a mighty a $16.3 million in Thursday-night preview. That's the biggest preview tally of the year so far, the biggest ever for a Disney live-action title, the second-biggest for a PG film and the third biggest ever in March.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 10:21 AM

1. It's sad, all the great books out there to make movies of, Disney etc keep remaking the same ones...

...over and over again. But as your article shows, why should Disney etc make new original movies when recycling old movies are so profitable............

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Sat Mar 18, 2017, 10:30 AM

2. Confirmed and rumoured live-action remakes coming in the coming years from Disney:

Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, The Lion King, Cruella de Vil, Aladdin, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Dumbo, Winnie the Pooh.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 01:10 PM

3. I will

Be going too. Granddaughter has already asked me to take her she's too young (only 3) for Logan. Oh well the popcorns good at the movies

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