'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Beauty and the Beast easily topped this weekend's box office with a whopping $170 million debut!

The huge haul means the live-action version of the animated classic, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the beast, is the fifth highest grossing three-day opening of all time and the highest grossing three-day opening weekend for a PG movie.

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The new Disney film Beauty And The Beast is set to have one of the most successful opening weekends of all time, indicate early reports. The sequel opened in just 5 locations, but banked $36,000 per screen, second only this weekend to Beauty and the Beast's $40,000 per screen.

Per studio estimates, the live-action "Beauty" earned $170.0 million in its first weekend. According to new figures, the movie broke the previous record of $135 million for G- or PG-rated releases, which was held by 2016's "Finding Dory".

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"Beauty and the Beast" director Bill Condon would love to work with Lindsay Lohan on 'The Little Mermaid' if he was invited to take charge of Disney's latest revamp. It was huge in the United Kingdom with 22.8 million USA dollars - one of the top five openings ever there - and impressed in China with 44.8 million US dollars, already topping the entire runs of Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 37-year-old actor says he had lost touch with how incredible the journey of the antagonist in the Bill Condon film was, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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