Beauty & The Beast Roars To The Top Of The Box Office

The Box Office numbers for the weekend are in and as expected, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast stormed to the top of the charts both in the US and Worldwide.

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “With an estimated $180 million internationally & $170 million in North America, Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ global opening lands at $350 million for second best March debut of all-time both globally and internationally. Notably, China opened to an estimated $44.8 million, making it the biggest ever Disney live-action opening weekend of all-time.”

Here are the full details:

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 19, are below.

1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $350.0M
2. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $67.3M
3. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $49.0M
4. Get Out – Universal – $16.1M
5. Dog’s Purpose, A – Multiple – $12.5M
6. Sing – Universal – $9.4M
7. Split – Universal – $7.3M
8. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $7.1M
9. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $6.1M
10. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $5.0M
11. Moana – Disney – $5.0M
12. Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Multiple – $4.4M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 19, are below.

1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $170.0M
2. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $28.9M
3. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $17.5M
4. Get Out – Universal – $13.2M
5. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $6.1M
6. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $4.7M
7. Belko Experiment, The – OTL Releasing – $4.1M
8. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $1.5M
9. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $1.2M
10. Before I Fall – Open Road – $1.0M
11. Lion – The Weinstein Company – $0.8M
12. La La Land – Lionsgate – $0.5M

Our Take:

It wasn’t a big surprise, Beauty and the Beast was already a huge franchise due to the original animated classic, it’s also great to see Disney getting a huge win with a live action movie that isn’t Marvel or Star Wars. It’s also interesting to see Logan still pulling in the crowds a week later and Kong: Skull Island is still popular with cinema goers. I also suspect we will continue to see Beauty and the Beast pull in strong numbers for the next month or so, especially with Easter school breaks and the movie appealing to families.

Did you see Beauty and the Beast this weekend?

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