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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 Gone

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.

Logan

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:

Now Prev Film Gross Week #
1 Beauty and the Beast (2017) $170-million New
2 1 Kong: Skull Island $28.9-million 2
3 2 Logan $17.5-million 3
4 3 Get Out $13.2-million 4
5 4 The Shack $6.1-million 3
6 5 The LEGO Batman Movie $4.7-million 6
7 The Belko Experiment $4.1-million New
8 7 Hidden Figures $1.5-million 13
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

Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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