'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records, proves to be beast in sales

Posted March 21, 2017

"Beauty and the Beast" represents another part of Disney's branded strategy. Disney's Studios touched $7 billion mark at the global box office in 2016, surpassing a collection of $6.89 billion in the previous year. The movie raked in $44.8 million in China and $22.8 million in UK.

Disney is already making plans for other live-action movies, like "Aladdin" (TBD), "The Lion King" (TBD) and "The Little Mermaid" (TBD), according to MoviePilot.

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. AOL explained how Malaysia's government has laws against homosexuality and without the change, the movie would have a P13 rating.

TriStar/Sony's (NYSE:SNE) T2 Trainspotting earned $180,000 from 5 theaters for a location average of $36,000, the best of the weekend after Beauty ($40,380).

"Yes, from what I understand, no songs right now, much to the horror of my children", Caro told MovieFone. "While [Watson's] performance was tepidly received by some critics, her popularity among '[Harry] Potter' fans and on social media has brought enormous buzz to the film, as audiences have praised her take on Belle, leading to an A from CinemaScore audience surveys", Fuster wrote.

"They want everyone back for an original story".

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Instead of being a casualty of the writers, Belle's mother in Beauty and the Beast has a looming presence over the entire film.

Emma Watson actually sat in front of a pretty empty dinner table, imagining the enchanted objects as she acted.

For the last couple of weeks, all you've probably heard is news regarding Beauty and The Beast's gay involving LeFou. But this same remake strategy also gave us the beloved Pete's Dragon, from an indie filmmaker (David Lowery) who deserved his studio paycheck. The sequel to the much-loved 1996 original, which later expands nationwide, has already made more than $20 million in the United Kingdom. Emma Stone is going to play Cruella de Vil!

This is what makes Disney (DIS) such a powerhouse.

"But you don't get to $170 million because of nostalgia", Hollis added.