“Beauty and the Beast” Is Number One Weekend Movie With Record-Breaking Debut


Beauty And The Beast blasted through box office records to open with $170 million in projected estimated weekend movie sales.

The film “absolutely obliterates expectations,” said movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian

Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson with actor Kevin Kline who plays her father in the Disney movie.The Disney animated feature is the highest-grossing March film ever, the top-rated PG rated film of all time, and the seventh highest grossing debut in Hollywood history, said the analyst at comScore.

Kong: Skull Island” was in second place at $29.9 million, and “Logan” placed third at $17.5 million.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, as estimated by the studios and gathered by comScore, were “Get Out” ($13.5 million), “The Shack” ($6.1 million), “The Lego-Batman Movie” ($4.7 million), “The Belko Experiment” (premiering at $4 million), “Hidden
Figures” ($1.5 million), “John Wick: Chapter Two” ($1.2 million) and “Before I Fall” ($1 million).

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