ON-AIR NOW
Heather Storm

Currently Playing

Let Me Love You by DJ Snake

Recently Played

... Ready For It? by Taylor Swift
Thunder by Imagine Dragons
There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back by Shawn Mendes
 
Your Story

"Beauty and the Beast" roars to a record-setting opening weekend

Disney - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Disney's Beauty and the Beast delivered a monstrous opening weekend at the box office, raking in an estimated $170 million, and breaking the March opening weekend record previously held by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, according to Box Office Mojo.

Additionally, the live-action remake of the 1991 classic, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin and Ian McKellen, scored the seventh largest domestic opening of all-time -- six of which belong to Disney -- ahead of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 and just behind Iron Man 3. It's also the largest opening for a PG-rated film, surpassing Finding Dory.

Overseas, Beauty and the Beast tacked on an estimated $180 million, for an estimated $350 million worldwide opening. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Kong: Skull Island finished in second place, grabbing an estimated $28.85 million, bringing its total here in the states to $28.85 and $38.5 internationally, for a global total of $259.3.

Logan bowed in third place with an estimated $17.5 million, bringing its domestic earnings to just under $185 million, to go with $31.5 million internationally, for a worldwide take of $524.1 million.

Rounding out the top five were Get Out, registering a fourth place finish with an estimated $13.2 million and The Shack, coming in at number five with $6.1 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Beauty and the Beast, $170 million
2. Kong: Skull Island, $28.85 million
3. Logan, $17.5 million
4. Get Out, $13.2 million
5. The Shack, $6.1 million
6. The LEGO Batman Movie, $4.7 million
7. The Belko Experiment, $4 million
8. Hidden Figures, $1.5 million
9. John Wick: Chapter Two, $1.2 million
10. Before I Fall, $1 million

Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted : March, 20th by Entertainment News - ABC News Radio