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Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ nears $700 mn globally

MUMBAI: Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ is nearing the $700 million mark at the global box office. In China ‘Kong: Skull Island’ made $72 million in the opening weekend.

comScore has announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of 26 March, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ posted an incredible $207.5 million this weekend to push its global total to $690.3 million.  Now the #1 movie of 2017 both in North America and globally, this is the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Studios release to surpass the $600 million mark globally, following the staggering success of ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Moana’ and ‘Rogue One.'”

Talking to AP he said, “With ‘Beauty and the Beast’ there have been decades of goodwill and the Disney brand and so many more elements going into it than just the intellectual property. Disney makes it look easy. Others have had more challenges.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of 26 March, are:

  1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $207.5 Million
  2. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $107.4 Million
  3. Power Rangers – Lionsgate – $59.2 Million
  4. Life – Sony – $28.7 Million
  5. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $22.2 Million
  6. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $16.3 Million
  7. Get Out – Universal – $10.9 Million
  8. Chips – Warner Bros. – $9.5 Million
  9. The Prison – Showbox / Mediaplex Inc. – $8.3 Million
  10. Split – Universal – $5.4 Million
  11. Sing – Universal – $4.8 Million
  12. Dog’s Purpose, A – Multiple – $4.3 Million

The top 12 US weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 26, are below.

  1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $88.3 Million
  2. Power Rangers – Lionsgate – $40.5 Million
  3. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $14.4 Million
  4. Life – Sony – $12.6 Million
  5. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $10.1 Million
  6. Get Out – Universal – $8.7 Million
  7. Chips – Warner Bros. – $7.6 Million
  8. The Shack – Lionsgate – $3.8 Million
  9. The Lego Batman Movie – Warner Bros. – $2 Million
  10. The Belko Experiment – OTL Releasing – $1.8 Million
  11. MET Opera: Idomeneo (2017) – Fathom Events – $1.3 Million
  12. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $0.8 Million