Beauty and the beast

A tale as old as time retold has smashed records at the box office. The much anticipated live-action classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has March releases beat with a $170 million group. The Disney remake has broken several big Hollywood records of last year including the one set by ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’.

This year, we have seen some stellar releases like Logan and Kong: Skull Island. However, Kong had been completely knocked off by Beauty and the Beast with $151.4 million on the box office. Logan, on the other hand holds its ground with $437.3 million on the box office.

Beauty and the Beast is the live-action remake, directed by Bill Condon, of the 1991 Disney classic of the same name. The movie boasts a stellar cast of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Kline, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald and Stanley Tucci.

The movie had been surrounded by a buzz, whether it was Josh Gad’s character LeFou being gay or the speculation being if the movie will depict a feminist theme or not, given Watson’s casting. Through it all, the movie has managed to make its mark in categories like ‘Top domestic opening of all time for a film rated PG’ and ‘Biggest domestic bow in almost a year in the US.

Currently, the movie has a rating of 7.9 on IMDb and we’ll see where if it can hold its position until the coming weekend.

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