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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $319,032,604Details
International Box Office $373,300,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $692,332,604
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Synopsis

The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 52 $319,032,604
All Time International Box Office 122 $373,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office 90 $692,332,604
All Time Domestic Box Office for Remake Movies 1 $319,032,604
All Time International Box Office for Remake Movies 2 $373,300,000
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Remake Movies 2 $692,332,604

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$160,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 17th, 2017 (Wide) by Walt Disney
March 17th, 2017 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: March 16th, 2017 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
March 16th, 2017 (Wide) (China)
March 16th, 2017 (Wide) (South Korea)
March 16th, 2017 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
March 17th, 2017 (Wide) (Brazil)
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MPAA Rating: PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images.
(Rating bulletin 2445 (Cert #50712), 10/5/2016)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Cinderella
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Keywords: Hostage, Romance, Interspecies Romance, Royalty, Curses, Animated Inanimate Objects, Live Action Cartoon, Witches
Source:Remake
Genre:Musical
Production Method:Animation/Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4 $90,426,717 Mar 24, 2017 10
Fastest to $300m 4 $319,032,604 Mar 24, 2017 10
Fastest to $250m 7 $252,207,984 Mar 24, 2017 8
Biggest Domestic Thursday 74 $10,905,961 Mar 23, 2017 7
Biggest Domestic Wednesday 66 $11,538,802 Mar 22, 2017 6
Biggest Domestic Tuesday 11 $17,878,785 Mar 21, 2017 5
Fastest to $200m 6 $206,161,124 Mar 17, 2017 5
Biggest Domestic Monday 49 $13,531,723 Mar 20, 2017 4
Biggest Domestic Sunday 5 $48,266,365 Mar 19, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic March Weekend 1 $174,750,616 Mar 17, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 6 $174,750,616 Mar 17, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Weekend 6 $174,750,616 Mar 17, 2017 3
Fastest to $150m 6 $174,750,616 Mar 17, 2017 3
Leggiest Opening Weekend 1,441 2.74 Mar 17, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 878 36.5% Mar 17, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 28 4,210 Mar 17, 2017 3
Biggest Domestic Saturday 4 $62,706,808 Mar 18, 2017 2
Fastest to $100m 9 $126,484,251 Mar 17, 2017 2
Biggest Domestic Friday 19 $63,777,443 Mar 17, 2017 1
Biggest Domestic March Day 3 $63,777,443 Mar 17, 2017 1
Biggest Domestic Day 23 $63,777,443 Mar 17, 2017 1
Fastest to $50m 20 $63,777,443 Mar 17, 2017 1

Cast

   Belle
   Beast / Prince
   Gaston
   Maurice
   Le Fou
   Lumiere
   Cadenza
   Madame De Garderobe
   Plumette
   Cogsworth
   Mrs. Potts
Nathan Mack    Chip
Adrian Schiller    Monsieur D’Arque
Hattie Morahan    Agathe

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Producer    David Hoberman
Producer    Todd Lieberman
Screenwriter    Stephen Chbosky
Screenwriter    Evan Spiliotopoulos
Executive Producer    Jeffrey Silver
Executive Producer    Thomas Schumacher
Executive Producer    Don Hahn
Director of Photography    Tobias Schliessler
Production Designer    Sarah Greenwood
Editor    Virginia Katz
Costume Designer    Jacqueline Durran
Music and Score by    Alan Menken
Lyrics by    Howard Ashman
Lyrics by    Tim Rice
Music Producer    Matt Sullivan
Score Arranged by    Christopher Benstead
Score Arranged and Conducted by    Michael Kosarin
Story based on Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by    Linda Woolverton
Story based on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by    Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Weekend Estimates: Beauty and the Beast Beats Strong Power Rangers Start

March 26th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

An impressive 49% second-weekend drop for Beauty and the Beast will be more than enough to secure its place at the top of the box office chart once more, but that doesn’t diminish the achievement of Power Rangers in debuting with an estimated $40.5 million. With two strong movies powering box office receipts, a weekend that was expected to be down substantially from the comparable weekend last year, when Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launched with $166 million, will actually be off just 20%, and 2017 remains 5% ahead of 2016 year-to-date. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can the Rangers Power Their Way to the Top?

March 23rd, 2017

Power Rangers

There are three wide releases this week, but none of them have a shot at topping Beauty and the Beast at the box office. In fact, all three films combined won’t make as much as Beauty and the Beast does this weekend. Of the three wide releases, Power Rangers has the best chance of box office success and it does have a shot at $100 million domestically. Life could become a midlevel hit and since it likely cost a lot less to make, it could be a bigger financial success. Finally there’s CHiPs, which has gained no traction with audiences. It will likely miss the top five. This weekend last year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with a then March record of $166.01 million. Nothing playing this weekend will match that. Beauty and the Beast might not make half that. Fortunately, 2017 has a $100 million lead on 2016, so one bad weekend in the year-over-year comparison won’t do too much damage. More...

International Box Office: Beast Mode Engaged as Beauty earns $180.0 million

March 22nd, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast dominated the international chart even more than it dominated the domestic one earning $180.0 million in 44 markets. The film’s worldwide opening was the second best for March, behind only Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice; however, BvS opened truly worldwide, while Beauty and the Beast only opened in about two thirds of the international market. Unsurprisingly, the film’s biggest single market was China, where it pulled in $44.72 million over the weekend, $45.01 million including Thursday’s previews. It was also a monster hit in the U.K., where it earned $24.37 million in 567 theaters, which was the biggest March opening of all time in that market. The next biggest market was South Korea with $10.68 million on 1,625 screens over the weekend and $11.88 million in total. It also cracked $10 million in Mexico ($11.6 million); Germany ($10.7 million), and Brazil ($10.4 million). At this point, getting to $1 billion worldwide seems like a safe bet, especially with openings in France, Australia, Japan, and other markets left to go. We will of course track its progress there. More...

Contest: Beauty and the Best: Winning Announcement

March 22nd, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

The winners of our Beauty and the Best contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Beauty and the Beast’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Beauty Outshines all Competition with Average of $41,508

March 21st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast had the best theater average of 2017, so far, at $41,508. This puts it just ahead of Kedi, which opened with $40,103 in its lone theater. The second best average of the week was earned by T2: Trainspotting at $34,115 in five theaters, which is the third best average of the year so far. Song to Song was the only other film to earn an average above $10,000 over the weekend, pulling in $12,640 in four theaters. While Frantz didn’t quite get into the $10,000 club over the weekend, it came close with an average of $9,373. Furthermore, it was a Wednesday release and earned a five-date average of $11,470. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Beast Smashes Record with a Beautiful $174.75 million Opening

March 21st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was expected to break records during its opening weekend, but its final tally of $174.75 million is still impressive, even compared to the expectations. The rest of the box office wasn’t hurt as badly as one would predict given the explosive hit at the top and that helped the overall box office grow by 59% to $261 million. This is almost double what it was this weekend last year. More importantly, this was enough to put 2017 in the lead in the year-over-year comparison. At the end of the weekend, 2017 had earned $2.39 billion, compared to $2.30 billion for 2016. Granted, this is partially due to a misalignment of monster hits, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened the following weekend last year. That said, I really don’t think 2017 will fall behind given its current $95 million lead. More...

Weekend Estimates: Beauty and the Beast Sets New March Record

March 19th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast set out this weekend to show that it’s not just super heroes who can deliver big openings at the box office, and it’s doing so in some style. Disney is projecting a $170 million opening weekend for the live action fairytale, and the film is setting records around the world. At home, it’ll have the biggest March weekend of all time, and the fourth-best Saturday of all time. The studio is projecting it will have the sixth-best Sunday in history, although my money would be on it slightly outperforming today, for the fifth-best Sunday, and that it will challenge Iron Man 3’s $174 million for the sixth-best opening of all time. Only Star Wars, super heroes, and dinosaur-themed movies have done better on opening weekend. More...

Friday Estimates: Beast Knocks Out Kong with $63.79 million

March 18th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

As expected, Beauty and the Beast earned first place on Friday. Its performance was a little better than expected, with Disney’s movie earning $63.79 million. To put this into perspective, this is more than Kong: Skull Island earned during its opening weekend. There are some confusing elements to deal with. Firstly, the reviews improved to 71% positive, which is still lower than anticipated, but good enough to not hurt the film’s legs. Additionally, it earned a solid A from CinemaScore. Strangely, the demographics changed, with women representing 72% of Friday’s audiences. That’s up from just under 60% during Thursday’s previews and a lot of times it goes in the other direction. So what does this mean for the future? The film just needs an internal multiplier above 2.6 to become the biggest March opening of all time. That seems very likely at this point. In fact, anything less than $175 million will be seen as a little disappointing. More...

Limited and VOD Releases: Can you Spot any Hits?

March 17th, 2017

T2: Trainspotting

Beauty and the Beast scared away most of the wide-release competition and there are not many limited releases either this weekend. T2: Trainspotting is by far the biggest in terms of buzz. We also have a few like Mean Dreams, which have good reviews, but are playing on VOD. Or foreign-language films like Frantz. More...

Contest: Power On

March 17th, 2017

Power Rangers

There are three wide releases next weekend: Power Rangers, Life, and CHiPs. However, none of them are expected to match Beauty and the Beast’s second weekend of release. That said, Power Rangers is widely expected to be the biggest of the three films and it is the best choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Power Rangers.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Thursday Night Previews: Beast’s Start is a Beauty, with $16.3 million in Previews

March 17th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast had the best previews of the year so far, earning $16.3 million during midnight shows last night. This tops Logan’s $9.5 million, which was the previous record holder. More impressively, it is better than Cinderella’s, The Jungle Book’s, and Maleficent’s combined previews of $10.7 million. Judging where it goes from here is a little tougher, on the other hand. Its reviews are good, but not amazing, while its demographics are more balanced than I expected. The audience was mostly women, but less than 60% overall. Cinderella had a 77% female audience. Also, there was a wide range of age groups among the audience, meaning it wasn’t just families going with their kids, but adults who grew up on the original movie. We predicted $168 million for the weekend, and that could be a little too conservative after this result. I’m not going to change the prediction just yet, but if Friday is big, then we will be forced to readjust our outlook. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Beauty have a Beastly Opening?

March 17th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was always expected to be the biggest hit of the month. Now the prevailing wisdom has the film becoming the biggest March opening of all time. Even if it doesn’t match the high end of expectations, it is widely expected to earn more than the entire box office did this weekend last year. On the downside, The Belko Experiment isn’t expected to open in the top five, in fact, it could miss the Mendoza Line. Furthermore, holdovers like Kong: Skull Island and Logan will take a beating at the box office. Overall, the news looks great and 2017 should actually get ahead of 2016 for the first time all year. More...

Contest: King of Predictions: Winning Announcement

March 16th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

The winners of our King of Predictions contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Kong: Skull Island’s opening weekend were... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kong Climbs to the Top of the Box Office with $61.03 million

March 14th, 2017

Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island dominated the box office earning $61.03 million over the weekend. This is much better than predicted and this if reports are true, this is because it was a huge hit with families. Skull Island’s success hurt Logan, which fell to second place with $38.11 million over the weekend. Overall, the box office fell 13% from last weekend, but that’s still 22% more than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date is even more impressive. Back-to-back wins for 2017 has cut 2016’s lead to 0.8% at just $17 million. If Beauty and the Beast does as well as some expect it to do, 2017 could take the lead by the end of this coming weekend. More...

Contest: Beauty and the Best

March 9th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Like this weekend, there is only one truly wide release next weekend: Beauty and the Beast. The Belko Experiment is opening in just 1,200 theaters and it looks like T2: Transpotting is opening in even fewer theaters, 5 to be exact. Because it is the only truly wide release of the week, it is the only choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Beauty and the Beast.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: March

March 1st, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

February was an okay month. The films that missed expectations were mostly balanced by the films that were pleasant surprises. Unfortunately, last February was amazing as Deadpool dominated the chart, so 2017 has fallen further behind 2016 and 2016’s lead is now about $100 million. It is not so bad that a good March won’t help 2017 back into the lead. Will that happen? We have some good news and some bad news. Good news: Every week there is one movie that has at least a shot at $100 million. Two of them, Logan and Beauty and the Beast, could reach $200 million or a lot more. Bad News: last March, both Zootopia and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned more than $300 million. That’s a really powerful one-two punch and I don’t think we can replicate that this time around. On the other hand, last March, the third best film of the month was 10 Cloverfield Lane, while there were four films that were expected to open wide that earned less than $10 million at the box office. 2017 likely won’t be as good at the top, but I also don’t think it will have as many bombs either. If Beauty and the Beast reaches the very high end of expectations, then 2017 could even close the gap with 2016 entirely. I’ll be happy getting halfway there. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/17 1 $174,750,616   4,210 $41,508   $174,750,616 3
2017/03/24 1 $90,426,717 -48% 4,210 $21,479   $319,032,604 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/17 1 $63,777,443   4,210 $15,149   $63,777,443 1
2017/03/18 1 $62,706,808 -2% 4,210 $14,895   $126,484,251 2
2017/03/19 1 $48,266,365 -23% 4,210 $11,465   $174,750,616 3
2017/03/20 1 $13,531,723 -72% 4,210 $3,214   $188,282,339 4
2017/03/21 1 $17,878,785 +32% 4,210 $4,247   $206,161,124 5
2017/03/22 1 $11,538,802 -35% 4,210 $2,741   $217,699,926 6
2017/03/23 1 $10,905,961 -5% 4,210 $2,590   $228,605,887 7
2017/03/24 1 $23,602,097 +116% 4,210 $5,606   $252,207,984 8
2017/03/25 1 $38,292,423 +62% 4,210 $9,096   $290,500,407 9
2017/03/26 1 $28,532,197 -25% 4,210 $6,777   $319,032,604 10

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/17 1 $228,605,887   4,210 $54,301   $228,605,887 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 3/24/2017 $4,400,000 0 0 0 $4,400,000 3/27/2017
Australia 3/24/2017 $10,108,595 706 706 706 $10,108,595 3/27/2017
Belgium 3/24/2017 $1,100,000 0 0 0 $1,700,000 3/27/2017
Brazil 3/17/2017 $10,400,000 0 0 0 $23,600,000 3/27/2017
Bulgaria 3/16/2017 $318,811 0 0 0 $326,106 3/27/2017
China 3/16/2017 $44,820,000 103915 103915 103915 $73,400,000 3/27/2017
Czech Republic 3/17/2017 $662,090 138 138 138 $662,090 3/21/2017
France 3/24/2017 $7,900,000 0 0 0 $8,400,000 3/27/2017
Germany 3/17/2017 $10,700,000 0 0 0 $17,600,000 3/27/2017
Hong Kong 3/17/2017 $3,200,000 0 0 0 $3,200,000 3/21/2017
Indonesia 3/17/2017 $3,200,000 0 0 0 $7,000,000 3/27/2017
Italy 3/17/2017 $7,437,840 0 0 0 $15,500,000 3/27/2017
Mexico 3/17/2017 $11,600,000 0 0 0 $23,800,000 3/27/2017
Philippines 3/17/2017 $5,900,000 0 0 0 $10,700,000 3/27/2017
Portugal 3/17/2017 $694,555 144 144 144 $694,555 3/22/2017
Russia (CIS) 3/17/2017 $6,339,636 1327 1327 1327 $11,400,000 3/27/2017
Slovakia 3/17/2017 $221,420 64 64 64 $221,420 3/23/2017
Slovenia 3/17/2017 $53,033 31 31 31 $60,865 3/23/2017
South Korea 3/16/2017 $10,654,448 1625 1625 2880 $23,200,000 3/27/2017
Spain 3/17/2017 $6,070,447 838 838 838 $13,400,000 3/27/2017
Turkey 3/17/2017 $312,354 162 162 162 $312,354 3/23/2017
United Kingdom 3/16/2017 $24,372,139 567 567 567 $48,800,000 3/27/2017
 
Rest of World $74,814,015
 
International Total$373,300,000 3/27/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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