Beauty and the Beast reaches $690M, Power Rangers opens to $40.5M
Beauty and the Beast added an estimated $88.3 million domestically and $119.2 million internationally this weekend to push its global total to $690.3 million ($317 million domestic, $373.3 million international) after two weeks. Now the #1 movie of 2017 domestically and globally, this is the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Studios release to surpass the $600 million mark globally, following Doctor Strange, Moana, and Rogue One. Domestically, Beauty and the Beast dropped just -49% from its substantial opening weekend ($174.8 million), bringing the 10-day total to $317 million. That’s the fourth-largest 10-day total for any film, as well as the fourth-largest second weekend of all-time.
Internationally, Beauty and the Beast opened strongly in France, Australia and Argentina this week, especially Argentina where it was the second-highest live-action admissions opening in industry history. In the UK/Ireland, Beauty and the Beast delivered the third-biggest second weekend ever (behind only Skyfall and SPECTRE) and March’s biggest ever second weekend. The film has yet to open in Japan (April 21). In IMAX, Beauty and the Beast had another fairy tale weekend, delivering $8.1 million globally on 617 screens. The worldwide total in IMAX is now $33.6 million after only 10 days.
Made for $160 million and directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Lionsgate’s Power Rangers opened in second place in North America with a strong $40.5 million from 3,693 theaters, an average of $10,967 per location. Internationally, however, the big-screen adaptation debuted with just $18.7 million from 62 markets, for a global weekend of $59.2 million. Made for $100 million, the film received an A CinemaScore from audiences. The Dean Israelite-directed Power Rangers stars Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, and Bill Hader.
Dropping one spot to third was Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island, which added $14.4 million domestically its third weekend, for a total of $133.5 million. Fueled by outstanding openings in China ($72.1 million) and Japan ($3.5 million), Kong: Skull Island surpassed $200 million internationally, with a monster-sized $93 million on 28,900 screens in 67 markets! The international total is now $258.6 million and the worldwide total has reached $392.1 million. The Jordan Vogt-Roberts film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. It was made for $185 million.
Sony Pictures’ sci-fi thriller Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, opened to $12.6 million in the fourth spot. The Daniel Espinosa-directed film averaged $4,005 in 3,146 theaters. Receiving just a C+ CinemaScore from audiences, Life cost $58 million to make.
The James Mangold-directed Logan (20th Century Fox) rounded out the top five with $10.1 million to push its four-week domestic total to $201.5 million. Internationally, the film added $12.1 million to bring its overseas total to $364 million and global sum to $565.5 million. Made for $97 million, the R-rated film stars Hugh Jackman in his last appearance as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart in his last turn as Charles Xavier, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Dafne Keen.
In sixth place, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ Get Out earned another $8.7 million to bring its five-week total to $147.5 million. Internationally, the film has earned $7 million. Made for just $4.5 million, the Jordan Peele film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener.
Moviegoers didn’t show much interest in the other wide release, Warner Bros.’ CHIPS. Written and directed by Dax Shepard, and starring Shepard, Michael Pena, Rosa Salazar, Adam Brody, Kristen Bell, and Vincent D’Onofrio, the adaptation debuted with just $7.6 million from 2,464 theaters, an average of $3,084. Made for $25 million, the comedy received a B- CinemaScore.
Fox Searchlight’s Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson, was in a similar situation, earning just $330,000 from 310 theaters, an average of $1,065 per theater.