Beauty And The Beast Has Record Opening; Top 10 Movies At The US Box Office Revealed Preview

Disney’s newest live-action movie, Beauty and the Beast, had a massive opening domestically and internationally. According to first-weekend box office estimates posted by Entertainment Weekly, the film made $ 170 million in the US for the Friday-Sunday period.

This performance topples Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($ 166 million), which was the previous first-weekend record-holder for March.

Internationally, Beauty and the Beast pulled in $ 180 million for its opening weekend, giving the movie a total of $ 350 million. In just three days. It had a reported production budget of $ 160 million.

Rounding out the top five movies at the US box office this weekend were Kong: Skull Island ($ 28.9 million), Logan ($ 17.5 million), Get Out ($ 13.2 million), and The Shack ($ 6.1 million).

You can see the Top 10 March 17-19 estimates below, via EW:

  1. Beauty and the Beast – $ 170 million
  2. Kong: Skull Island – $ 28.9 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 – $ 4.1 million
  8. Hidden Figures – $ 1.5 million
  9. John Wick: Chapter 2 – $ 1.2 million
  10. Before I Fall – $ 1 million

This story has been updated and corrected.

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