Beauty and the Beast to cross $500 million mark today
Domestically, Thursday saw Beauty and the Beast take in another $10.9 million, down just -5% from Wednesday, to take the seven-day total to $228.6 million. Beauty and the Beast will hold its position among the top seven opening weeks of all-time, with the weekdays rivaling those typically reserved for summer and holiday playtime. The film is expected to remain in first place this weekend, topping newcomers Power Rangers, Life and CHIPS. Internationally, Beauty and the Beast added $17.8 million on Thursday to take its overseas total to $262 million and worldwide sum to $490.6 million. The film will easily clear the $500 million mark worldwide today.
The Beauty and the Beast results from key international markets:
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.[Gallery not found]