To no one’s surprise the live-action Disney musical took over the box office to the tune of $63.8 million on Friday from 4,210 locations.
Its three-day estimate now stands at a potentially record-breaking $170 million. Additionally, the film raked in $40.3 million on Friday from international grosses, bringing its global to date to over $115 million.
“Beauty and the Beast” marks a major star turn for Emma Watson. Dan Stevens plays the Beast, while secondary roles are filled out by a star-studded list of actors including Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Bill Condon directed the picture from a script by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos.
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