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19th Mar 2017

Beauty & The Beast broke records with a $170 million opening weekend in the U.S.

Rory Cashin

Disney are definitely thanking so many of us for being their guests this weekend…

The $160 million live-action adaptation of Beauty & The Beast just opened to $170 million in the U.S. alone, with an additional $180 million worldwide, which means there have been a lot of broken records.

First up, those numbers make it the biggest opening weekend for a PG movie, both in America – where the previous record holder was Finding Dory with $135 million – and internationally.

It also beat the opening weekend numbers of last year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which banked $166 million in the first three days, to become the biggest opening weekend ever in March.

The $170 million makes it the seventh biggest weekend of all time, and the second biggest not to be released in summer, in both cases the top entry is Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $248 million opening.

So what does all that mean?

Probably that we should get used to seeing a lot more live-action fairy-tale adaptations in the next few years…

Clip via Disney

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