Disney's new 'Mulan' remake will have one major twist
Disney's new 'Mulan' remake will have one major twist
Illustration for Beauty and the Beast. London George Routledge and Sons 1874
21 March, 2017, 00:39
Disney's live-action "Beauty" was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.
According to latest reports, The picture brought in an impressive $170 million, well above analyst expectations of $130 million to $150 million.
Starring British actors Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles, the $160 million United States production updates the beloved 1991 animated film and is the latest of Disney's live-action reboots. It's already looking at the March opening weekend record set just previous year by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with $166 million.
Disney has proven once more that audiences have a thirst for live-action remakes of its animated classics.
The Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, opened worldwide on Friday (March 17) and started breaking box office records nearly immediately.
"Nostalgia is a very powerful driver for these films", said Dave Hollis, head of distribution for Disney.
Whether or not Beauty and the Beast can maintain its lead depends on next weekend.
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The star-studded cast - which includes British actors Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson - recorded the largest March opening weekend in the US.
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Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in a still from Hollywood movie Beauty and the Beast. Next up was the U.K. - Watson's home country - where the pic earned $22.8 million, the fifth biggest for any film and the biggest for a PG title.
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