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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $475,388,233Details
International Box Office $628,830,994Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,104,219,227
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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.

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Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office 9 $475,388,233
All Time International Box Office 36 $628,830,994
All Time Worldwide Box Office 16 $1,104,219,227
All Time Domestic Box Office for Remake Movies 1 $475,388,233
All Time International Box Office for Remake Movies 1 $628,830,994
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Remake Movies 1 $1,104,219,227

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), released as Красавицата и звяра (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
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Keywords: Hostage, Romance, Interspecies Romance, Royalty, Curses, Animated Inanimate Objects, Live Action Cartoon, Witches, Remake
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 6th Weekend 58 $9,662,645 Apr 21, 2017 38
Biggest Domestic 5th Weekend 34 $13,705,122 Apr 14, 2017 31
Fastest to $450m 7 $451,385,158 Apr 14, 2017 30
Biggest Domestic 4th Weekend 20 $23,652,605 Apr 7, 2017 24
Biggest Domestic April Weekend 50 $23,652,605 Apr 7, 2017 24
Fastest to $400m 6 $401,073,944 Mar 31, 2017 19
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 6 $45,420,743 Mar 31, 2017 17
Biggest Domestic April Day 25 $19,478,151 Apr 1, 2017 16
Fastest to $350m 6 $360,756,693 Mar 31, 2017 15
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 1,448 2.74 Mar 17, 2017 3
Front-Loaded Opening Weekend 882 36.5% Mar 17, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 29 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 Predictions: April Circles the Drain

April 27th, 2017

The Circle

The last weekend in April is usually a terrible weekend and this year is no different. There is only one truly wide release this week, The Circle, although How to be a Latin Lover has a shot at the top five. There are also two films opening in approximately 500 theaters hoping to sneak into the top ten: Sleight and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. However, while it seems like a busy week for new releases, The Fate of the Furious will easily remain in first place. In fact, the top five this week could be nearly identical to the top five last week, with The Circle being the only nearly guaranteed new addition. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book led the way with $44 million, while the biggest new release was Keanu with just under $10 million. The new releases might be stronger this time around, but there’s almost no way 2017 will be able to compete with The Jungle Book. More...

International Box Office: Furious Fast Start Leads to a Quick Fall with $158.1 million

April 26th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious is living fast, but plummeting just as fast down 64% to $158.1 million on 19,757 screens in 65 territories for totals of $745.03 million internationally and $908.34 million worldwide. The film is now the biggest hit of 2017 on the international chart and is behind only Beauty and the Beast on the 2017 worldwide chart. The film’s biggest opening of the past weekend came in Poland where it earned $2.7 million on 187 screens, which is the best opening for the Fast and the Furious franchise in that market. Its biggest market overall continues to be China, where it added $55.28 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $321.65 million. The is the second biggest box office for a Hollywood release in China, behind only Furious 7, which earned $390.87 million there. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Furious Slows and New Releases Stall, Leaving Box Office short by $60 million

April 25th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

As expected, The Fate of the Furious dominated the weekend box office chart. It held up a little better than expected with $38.41 million over the weekend; however, this was still over 60% lower than its opening weekend and the overall weekend fell over $60 million or 36% from last weekend for a total of $107 million. A lot of the blame can be pushed onto the new releases, as none of them earned a spot in the top five. Born in China was the best of the new releases earning sixth place with $4.79 million. Year-over-year, 2017 was 16% lower than 2016, but fortunately, 2017 still has an impressive $200 million lead over 2016 at $3.53 billion to $3.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Big Decline, Big Win for Fate of the Furious

April 23rd, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

A decline of 61% compared to its opening weekend still leaves The Fate of the Furious the big winner at the box office this weekend, with the five new wide releases combined making less than half the $38.7 million it will earn on its second weekend, according to Universal’s weekend estimate. The film’s domestic gross will end the weekend at about $163.6 million. As of last night, it has reached $636.3 million internationally, and it should end the weekend with $752.4 million overseas, for a global total of $916 million as of Sunday. $327.4 million of that will have come from China, where Fate is clocking up another $67 million this weekend. More...

Weekend Predictions: New Releases are Very Forgettable

April 20th, 2017

Free Fire

Late April is one of the traditional dumping grounds and this week is truly living down to that reputation. There are five new releases that have at least a shot at the top ten, but none of them have a shot at becoming midlevel hits. Unforgettable is the widest new release of the week and will likely be the biggest hit, but it very likely won’t be the best. Free Fire and Born in China are in a close battle for the best reviews for the week. Meanwhile, The Promise and Phoenix Forgotten are just hoping to avoid opening below the Mendoza Line. I think earning a theater average above $2,000 is overly optimistic for either film. There’s a lot of competition, but nearly all of it is terrible, so The Fate of the Furious will have no trouble repeating in first place. Furthermore, both The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast will likely remain in the top five, meaning there’s not a lot of room for the other films. This weekend last year, The Jungle Book earned just over $60 million over the weekend, while The Huntsman: Winter’s War opened with close to $20 million. There’s no way 2017 will be able to match this one-two punch. More...

International Box Office: Furious Goes from Zero to $500 million in one Weekend

April 19th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious dominated in the international chart with $433.2 million in 63 markets. This is the biggest international weekend of all time, beating the previous record holder, Jurassic World, by over $100 million. Interestingly, both of these films were released by Universal. Furthermore, the film has already topped the international totals of all but the two more recent installments in the Fast and the Furious franchise. On the downside, the international opening weekend record isn’t the most prestigious record, because it depends a lot of how wide a release a film has. For instance, The Fate of the Furious opened in all but four markets this past weekend and of the remaining markets, only Japan is a significant market. The film has the number one overall international weekend, but only broke weekend records in 20 of the 63 individual markets and only one of those markets could be considered a major market. That one market was China. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Fate Falls to Great Expectations, Still Earns $98.79 million

April 18th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

As expected, The Fate of the Furious dominated the box office this weekend, earning nearly a 60% share of the total box office. It did miss predictions, however, with “just” $98.79 million. This is the curse of great expectations. Overall, the box office rose 40% from last weekend, reaching $167 million. However, this was 5.1% lower than the same weekend last year. Had The Fate of the Furious matched expectations, then 2017 would have had a 5% lead over last year. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $3.37 billion and has a 7.2% lead over 2016. That will shrink as last year’s The Jungle Book’s legs will undoubtedly be better than The Fate of the Furious’s legs, but I don’t think 2017 will fall behind 2016 any time soon. More...

Weekend Predictions: Furious is Fated to Outrace the Competition

April 13th, 2017

The Fate of the Furious

The headline isn’t 100% accurate, because let’s face it, there is no competition this week. The Fate of the Furious is the only wide release of the week (Spark was dropped to select cities.) and it will beat the nearest competition likely by over $100 million. It will likely earn more than the rest of the box office combined will earn. There could be a close race for second place between The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, but for the most part, there will be no mystery at the box office this weekend. As for this weekend last year, it was also really one-sided. The Jungle Book opened with $103.26 million, while Barbershop: The Next Cut was a distant second with $20.24 million. The Fate of the Furious will need to match this one-two punch, or at least come close, for 2017 to continue building on its lead over 2016. I’m cautiously optimistic. More...

International Box Office: Ghost Comes to Life with $41.3 million

April 13th, 2017

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell rose to first place with $41.3 million in 57 markets for a two-week international total of $92.8 million. The film was aided by a first place debut in China. It earned $21.15 million over the weekend for a total opening of $21.49 million. It also opened in Japan with $3.2 million over the weekend. The film’s international running tally is nearly triple its domestic one and that spread will only grow. This will help the studio somewhat; however, it would need to make over $250 million internationally to have any real shot at breaking even.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Baby and Beast Dominate Box Office with $26.36 million and $23.65 million

April 11th, 2017

The Boss Baby

It was a good weekend at the box office, considering the time of year, but this was almost entirely due to holdovers. The Boss Baby earned $26.36 million, which was within a rounding of our prediction, while Beauty and the Beast was relatively close behind. This meant the best new release, Smurfs: The Lost Village, only managed third place. Furthermore, it wasn’t even close to second place. Overall, the box office fell 30% from last weekend. More importantly, it was 14% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $3.15 billion becoming the fastest year to reach $3 billion. It is also 6.4% or $190 million ahead of last year’s pace. It is still early, but 2017 is starting to build up a lead that will act as a cushion when it inevitably hits a soft patch. More...

Weekend Estimates: Baby Continues to Boss at the Box Office

April 9th, 2017

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby will score another win at the box office this weekend, with Fox predicting a total of $26.3 million for the weekend, down 48% from its debut, and $89.4 million to date. That’s a remarkably strong second weekend, considering that Beauty and the Beast will be down virtually the same proporation—45%—in its fourth weekend. Disney’s blockbuster will do $25 million for a cume of $432 million so far domestically. With $545.1 million internationally, the film now has $977.4 million worldwide, and will pass the billion dollar mark this week. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will it be Smurfs and the New Releases Get Lost in the Crowd?

April 6th, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village

It is the first weekend of April and there are two and a half films opening wide this week. The widest of these is Smurfs: The Lost Village, but direct competition is going to hurt it at the box office. Going in Style is aiming to be a sleeper hit, but its reviews will likely get in the way of that. Meanwhile, The Case for Christ is opening in barely more than 1,000 theaters and it is aiming for the churchgoing crowd and no one else. On the positive side, it is Easter next weekend, so it should have good legs. Unfortunately for the new releases, it looks like The Boss Baby will have a relatively easy time repeating in first place, while Beauty and the Beast will be close behind in second. This weekend last year, The Boss opened in first place with $23.59 million, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was right behind with $23.36 million. This week we should have at least two films top that, perhaps even three if Smurfs: The Lost Village is on the high end of expectations. 2017 should continue to add to its lead over 2016. More...

International Box Office: Beauty Nears $900 million With $66.5 million

April 5th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast completed the threepeat earning first place on the international chart with $66.5 million in 55 markets for totals of $480.8 million internationally and $874.1 million worldwide. The film had no major market openings this past weekend, but it did do really well in a number of mid-level markets. Malaysia was the best earning $2.4 million, which is the second best opening in that market this year. Kong: Skull Island earned $2.6 million during its debut there. The Netherlands managed $1.8 million over the weekend for a total opening of $2.3 million, which is the best opening of the year so far. Likewise, it had the best openings of 2017 in both New Zealand ($1.4 million over the weekend and $1.7 million including previews) and in Chile ($1.5 million / $1.6 million). It will soon become the first film of 2017 to reach $1 billion worldwide and the 14th film from Disney to reach that milestone. More...

Theater Averages: Boss Baby Gets a Raise with $13,305

April 4th, 2017

The Boss Baby

Wide releases again dominated the theater average chart taking two of the top three spots. This includes The Boss Baby, which led the way with $13,305. The only limited release in the $10,000 club was David Lynch: The Art Life with $10,823 in its lone theater. Last week’s champ, Beauty and the Beast, was right behind with an average of $10,789. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Boss Blasts Off while Ghost Cracks

April 4th, 2017

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby beat expectations and earned first place with $50.20 million over the weekend. The strong competition pushed Beauty and the Beast into second place, but it nearly hit $400 million and it is on pace for $500 million, so I wouldn’t feel too bad for the film. On the other hand, you can feel bad for Ghost in the Shell, because an opening of just $18.68 million on a $110 million production budget is a disaster. Overall, the box office rose 16% from last week reaching $169 million. Compared to last year, the box office rose 28%, which is very impressive. Year-to-date, 2017 has pulled in $2.98 billion, putting it 6.1% or $170 million ahead of 2016’s pace. We are far enough into the year that a lead this big is significant. That doesn’t mean 2017 is guaranteed to come out ahead, but this is certainly reason to be optimistic. More...

Weekend Estimates: Boss Baby Beats Beauty

April 2nd, 2017

The Boss Baby

A great marketing campaign and a beautifully-timed opening will most likely combine to give The Boss Baby a win at the box office this weekend, according to studio estimates released on Sunday. Victory isn’t completely assured, because the margin is fairly slim: Boss Baby is headed for $49 million, per Fox’s Sunday morning estimate, while Disney is expecting $47.5 million for Beauty and the Beast. Both studios expect Beast to win on Sunday, so the eventual winner will depend on today’s figures, but it would be a real surprise if the order changes when final numbers come in tomorrow. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will New Releases be the Boss of the Beast?

March 30th, 2017

The Boss Baby

Two new wide releases attempt to dethrone Beauty and the Beast this weekend, but I wouldn’t bet on either of them doing it. Earlier this week, it looked like Ghost in the Shell was a potential $100 million hit. Then its reviews collapsed. The Boss Baby, on the other hand, started with terrible reviews, but its buzz is growing despite this. This weekend last year, the best new release was God’s Not Dead 2, which opened with $7.6 million, and 2017 is in an excellent position to gain ground as a result. Granted, the top film that weekend was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice with over $50 million and no film this week will match that, but the top three films last year earned just over $80 million, while the top three films this year should earn more than $100 million. More...

International Box Office: Beauty Holds Off King Kong with $119.2 million

March 30th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast remained in first place on the international chart with $119.2 million in 50 markets for totals of $373.3 million internationally and $692.3 million worldwide. The film had two major market openings this past weekend scoring first place in Australia with $10.02 million on 706 screens, including previews. It also topped the chart in France with $7.9 million over the weekend, $8.4 million including previews. Its biggest market overall was the U.K., where it added $15.41 million in 636 theaters over the weekend for a two-week total of $49.82 million. At the end of the weekend, Disney’s share of the worldwide box office was just over $300 million, so unless the movie cost more to advertise than it did to make, it has broken even. Furthermore, even if the film had no more major markets left to open in, it would be on pace to reach $1 billion to $1.1 billion worldwide. With Japan and a few more smaller markets left, it could top $1.2 billion. More...

Theater Averages: Beast’s Reign Continues with $21,479

March 29th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

It was a bad week for limited releases, as the only two films to top $10,000 on the per theater chart were also the two biggest hits on the weekend chart. Beauty and the Beast remained in first place with an average of $21,479, while Power Rangers were well back with an average of $10,913. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Beast Blows Past $300 million with $90.43 million Weekend

March 27th, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

Our predictions for Beauty and the Beast was higher than average, but even we underestimated the film’s weekend box office numbers. It fell just 48% to $90.43 million, which was more than double the second place film, Power Rangers. This one-two punch helped the overall box office earn $202 million, but this was 23% lower than last weekend. It was also 20% lower than the same weekend last year. Granted, this weekend last year was the weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted, so a decline like this was expected. Year-to-date, 2017 has earned $2.75 billion, putting it 6.7% or $170 million ahead of last year’s pace. More...

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...

Beauty and the Beast Full Trailer

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Beauty and the Beast Teaser Trailer

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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
2017/03/31 2 $45,420,743 -50% 4,210 $10,789   $393,337,585 17
2017/04/07 2 $23,652,605 -48% 3,969 $5,959   $430,946,639 24
2017/04/14 3 $13,705,122 -42% 3,592 $3,815   $454,720,873 31
2017/04/21 3 $9,662,645 -29% 3,315 $2,915   $470,787,029 38

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
2017/03/27 1 $7,061,470 -75% 4,210 $1,677   $326,094,074 11
2017/03/28 1 $9,473,259 +34% 4,210 $2,250   $335,567,333 12
2017/03/29 1 $6,295,792 -34% 4,210 $1,495   $341,863,125 13
2017/03/30 1 $6,053,717 -4% 4,210 $1,438   $347,916,842 14
2017/03/31 2 $12,839,851 +112% 4,210 $3,050   $360,756,693 15
2017/04/01 2 $19,478,151 +52% 4,210 $4,627   $380,234,844 16
2017/04/02 2 $13,102,741 -33% 4,210 $3,112   $393,337,585 17
2017/04/03 1 $3,167,150 -76% 4,210 $752   $396,504,735 18
2017/04/04 1 $4,569,209 +44% 4,210 $1,085   $401,073,944 19
2017/04/05 1 $3,053,839 -33% 4,210 $725   $404,127,783 20
2017/04/06 1 $3,166,251 +4% 4,210 $752   $407,294,034 21
2017/04/07 2 $6,776,393 +114% 3,969 $1,707   $414,070,427 22
2017/04/08 2 $10,531,285 +55% 3,969 $2,653   $424,601,712 23
2017/04/09 2 $6,344,927 -40% 3,969 $1,599   $430,946,639 24
2017/04/10 2 $2,036,549 -68% 3,969 $513   $432,983,188 25
2017/04/11 2 $2,956,005 +45% 3,969 $745   $435,939,193 26
2017/04/12 2 $2,365,922 -20% 3,969 $596   $438,305,115 27
2017/04/13 2 $2,710,636 +15% 3,969 $683   $441,015,751 28
2017/04/14 3 $5,105,688 +88% 3,592 $1,421   $446,121,439 29
2017/04/15 3 $5,263,719 +3% 3,592 $1,465   $451,385,158 30
2017/04/16 3 $3,335,715 -37% 3,592 $929   $454,720,873 31
2017/04/17 3 $2,115,043 -37% 3,592 $589   $456,835,916 32
2017/04/18 3 $1,697,093 -20% 3,592 $472   $458,533,009 33
2017/04/19 3 $1,300,191 -23% 3,592 $362   $459,833,200 34
2017/04/20 3 $1,291,184 -1% 3,592 $359   $461,124,384 35
2017/04/21 3 $2,627,291 +103% 3,315 $793   $463,751,675 36
2017/04/22 3 $4,380,690 +67% 3,315 $1,321   $468,132,365 37
2017/04/23 3 $2,654,664 -39% 3,315 $801   $470,787,029 38
2017/04/24 2 $634,259 -76% 3,315 $191   $471,421,288 39
2017/04/25 2 $954,521 +50% 3,315 $288   $472,375,809 40
2017/04/26 2 $662,700 -31% 3,315 $200   $473,038,509 41
2017/04/27 2 $661,724 n/c 3,315 $200   $473,700,233 42
2017/04/28 6 $1,688,000 +155% 3,155 $535   $475,388,233 43

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/03/17 1 $228,605,887   4,210 $54,301   $228,605,887 7
2017/03/24 1 $119,310,955 -48% 4,210 $28,340   $347,916,842 14
2017/03/31 2 $59,377,192 -50% 4,210 $14,104   $407,294,034 21
2017/04/07 2 $33,721,717 -43% 3,969 $8,496   $441,015,751 28
2017/04/14 3 $20,108,633 -40% 3,592 $5,598   $461,124,384 35
2017/04/21 3 $12,575,849 -37% 3,315 $3,794   $473,700,233 42

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 $12,100,000 4/24/2017
Australia 3/24/2017 $10,015,403 706 706 2759 $32,196,770 4/24/2017
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 $40,700,000 4/24/2017
Bulgaria 3/16/2017 $318,811 0 0 0 $9,023,525 4/20/2017
Chile 3/31/2017 $1,500,000 0 0 0 $1,600,000 4/3/2017
China 3/16/2017 $44,820,000 103915 103915 164376 $85,800,000 4/24/2017
Czech Republic 3/17/2017 $662,090 138 138 515 $1,839,614 4/27/2017
France 3/24/2017 $7,900,000 0 0 0 $21,100,000 4/24/2017
Germany 3/17/2017 $10,700,000 0 0 0 $32,100,000 4/24/2017
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 $9,200,000 4/13/2017
Italy 3/17/2017 $7,437,840 0 0 0 $22,400,000 4/24/2017
Japan 4/21/2017 $14,713,971 0 0 0 $14,713,971 4/28/2017
Lithuania 3/17/2017 $0 0 116 288 $170,219 4/27/2017
Malaysia 3/31/2017 $2,400,000 0 0 0 $2,400,000 4/3/2017
Mexico 3/17/2017 $11,786,031 0 0 0 $29,800,000 4/26/2017
Netherlands 3/29/2017 $1,705,530 131 133 527 $6,231,336 4/27/2017
New Zealand 3/31/2017 $1,401,932 141 141 489 $3,922,578 4/24/2017
Philippines 3/17/2017 $5,900,000 0 0 0 $13,500,000 4/24/2017
Portugal 3/17/2017 $694,555 144 144 703 $2,851,125 4/27/2017
Russia (CIS) 3/17/2017 $6,339,636 1327 1327 4162 $14,600,000 4/17/2017
Slovakia 3/17/2017 $221,420 64 64 210 $466,595 4/27/2017
Slovenia 3/17/2017 $53,033 31 31 31 $60,865 3/23/2017
South Korea 3/16/2017 $10,635,424 1625 1625 6210 $36,414,148 4/29/2017
Spain 3/17/2017 $6,070,447 838 945 4132 $22,000,000 4/24/2017
Turkey 3/17/2017 $312,354 162 165 533 $959,339 4/25/2017
United Kingdom 3/16/2017 $24,372,139 567 677 3770 $85,900,000 4/24/2017
 
Rest of World $121,880,909
 
International Total$628,830,994 4/29/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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