Beauty And The Beast Claws Major Chunk Of Box Office
WINNIPEG, MB. — Beauty and the Beast clawed a major chunk out of the weekend box office.
The live-action remake raked in $170-million over its first three days in wide release.
It shattered several records, besting Finding Dory’s opening in 2016 ($136-million).
Beauty and the Beast had the best ever opening in March and the seventh best opening of all time.
Overseas receipts bring the film’s gross to $350-million on a $160-million production budget.
King Kong suffered the wrath of the beast.
The film dropped to second place for weekend two with a haul of $28.9-million.
It has now earned $110.1-million on a $185-million budget.
X-men installment Logan rounded out the top three in its third weekend.
It pulled in $17.5-million raising receipts to $184-million on a $97-million budget.
The top 10 box office numbers from the weekend follow below:
|1||—||Beauty and the Beast (2017)||$170-million||New|
|2||1||Kong: Skull Island||$28.9-million||2|
|6||5||The LEGO Batman Movie||$4.7-million||6|
|7||—||The Belko Experiment||$4.1-million||New|
|9||8||John Wick: Chapter Two||$1.2-million||6|
|10||6||Before I Fall||$1-million||3|
—Andrew McCrea, MyToba Movies
Photo – Walt Disney