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Beauty and the Beast opens to stunning $170M

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I expected Beauty and the Beast to make money, but I had no expectation that it could possibly open to the $170M that it made over the weekend. That breaks the March record previously held by Batman v Superman and Deathly Hallows Part 2, is the largest PG rated opening ever (beating out Finding Dory by $35M), and makes it the 6th largest opening weekend of all time. I would have put it on the higher side of the recent live action reboots Disney's been doing, but that would still only get it just over ~$100M.

 

I guess I'm not in the target demographic, but it seems just about everyone else is. The film critics in my twitter feed have been ripping this one to shreds, but it's got a very respectable 70% on RT

 

Meanwhile, Logan crossed $500M WW, and will probably settle with somewhere between $600-700M, making it the third highest grossing X-Men film (behind Deadpool and Days of Future Past). A well deserved gross.

 

Kong had a respectable hold, but it's still only made $260M WW on a budget of $185M, so it's not the box office giant that WB needs.

 

Get Out made Jordan Peele the first black director to make $100M on his first film. I haven't seen it yet, but from all accounts, it's a well deserved success. So, what mega franchise is going to (or already has) offered him a gig? I hope he keeps doing his own thing, but you know that he's suddenly on some lists for the next Star Wars/Marvel/DC/whatever film.

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B&tB is the in the sweet spot for its audience age-wise. Nostalgia and new eyes. There was no way it was going to be anything but huge.

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These live action versions of cartoons really make bank. I also think it helps getting a bit more star power than the previous ones with Emma Watson.

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4 hours ago, TwinIon said:

I expected Beauty and the Beast to make money, but I had no expectation that it could possibly open to the $170M that it made over the weekend. That breaks the March record previously held by Batman v Superman and Deathly Hallows Part 2, is the largest PG rated opening ever (beating out Finding Dory by $35M), and makes it the 6th largest opening weekend of all time. I would have put it on the higher side of the recent live action reboots Disney's been doing, but that would still only get it just over ~$100M.

 

I guess I'm not in the target demographic, but it seems just about everyone else is. The film critics in my twitter feed have been ripping this one to shreds, but it's got a very respectable 70% on RT

 

Meanwhile, Logan crossed $500M WW, and will probably settle with somewhere between $600-700M, making it the third highest grossing X-Men film (behind Deadpool and Days of Future Past). A well deserved gross.

 

Kong had a respectable hold, but it's still only made $260M WW on a budget of $185M, so it's not the box office giant that WB needs.

 

Get Out made Jordan Peele the first black director to make $100M on his first film. I haven't seen it yet, but from all accounts, it's a well deserved success. So, what mega franchise is going to (or already has) offered him a gig? I hope he keeps doing his own thing, but you know that he's suddenly on some lists for the next Star Wars/Marvel/DC/whatever film.

 

Get Out is VERY good and I'm CERTAIN he's being courted by both Marvel and WB/DC... I'd bet he's being courted for Green Lantern Corps. I know for a fact WB had offered it to Nate Parker before his career... got sidetracked.

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Did anyone else see it?  ugh.

it's not really what I'd call a bad movie but it's even worse than Cinderella, it's a scene by scene remake that is subpar to the original at every turn...

and can someone please explain to me how Josh Gadd has a career?  he just grates my nerves so badly, all I can think when I see him in a role is "Guess they couldn't get Jack Black huh?"

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Been looking forward to it, the animated film was a masterpiece, but I'm less excited to see it as listening to a couple of huge Disney fans review it. Sounds like they made some rather odd choices. I know I'll see it eventually, but after listening that review, as well as a few others (my god does it sound like Emma Thompson was horrible), I'll likely end up seeing it when it hits blu ray.

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41 minutes ago, misfit410 said:

Did anyone else see it?  ugh.

it's not really what I'd call a bad movie but it's even worse than Cinderella, it's a scene by scene remake that is subpar to the original at every turn...

and can someone please explain to me how Josh Gadd has a career?  he just grates my nerves so badly, all I can think when I see him in a role is "Guess they couldn't get Jack Black huh?"

 

He was fantastic in Book of Mormon 

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1 hour ago, Spork3245 said:

He was fantastic in Book of Mormon 

That was my first thought as well. I don't think there's anything else I loved him in, but he was perfect for that role.

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13 hours ago, GuyWhoPostsThings said:

6 of the top 7 openers in North America are distributed by Disney.

 

The weekend in general is the highest-grossing weekend total since The Force Awakens released.

Crazy part is that they still have a lot of other big movies throughout 2017!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Thor: Ragnarok

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Cars 3

Coco

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

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On 2017-03-20 at 4:17 PM, Wild said:

B&tB is the in the sweet spot for its audience age-wise. Nostalgia and new eyes. There was no way it was going to be anything but huge.

 

I was thinking about that. I was born in 90, and the original film came out in 91 so I was raised on it. I was also raised on Harry Potter which I still love to this day. I saw B&TB last night and I LOVED it. I didn't understand why I loved a cheesy Disney movie that should be for kids but then I realized it's actually for ME like I'm exactly the target demo. There were no kids in the theatre either. Nice sneak attack, Disney. 

 

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The movie was pretty good overall. It never strays too far from the original, even to go as far as repeating comedic beats from the original. Whether this is a strength or a flaw is up to the viewer. I do like some of the new touches, but they aren't enough to give this movie an identity of its own. And sadly it never quite pops like original. However, I will say that I did enjoy Gaston and Le Fou here more than I did in the original.

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On 3/21/2017 at 7:59 AM, misfit410 said:

Did anyone else see it?  ugh.

it's not really what I'd call a bad movie but it's even worse than Cinderella, it's a scene by scene remake that is subpar to the original at every turn...

and can someone please explain to me how Josh Gadd has a career?  he just grates my nerves so badly, all I can think when I see him in a role is "Guess they couldn't get Jack Black huh?"

I am probably alone in this, but liked the new version of it slightly better. I watched the new movie and then the animated movie back to back. Belle has more depth in the new version, and I felt more connected to certain characters probably because of the live action. The danger also had more weight. The singers were more talented in the animated version, but I ended up liking some of the songs in the new version better. Beast was also better in the animated version, crawling on all fours and his expressions. I can't believe they didn't have a greater display of facial expressions with CGI beast. From a story standpoint, the new version is tightened up with fewer plot holes and was damn pretty to look at.

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I just got back from seeing it. I'm a huge fan of the original, being about 4 years old when it came out. I don't think I liked this better than the original, but it was a great remake of it. Loved Emma Watson and her singing and Gaston and Lefou were a hit.

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I admittedly went into the movie with low expectations and absolutely adored it. It cleaned up some of the minor plot holes and I found myself genuinely laughing hard quite often. (The snowball fight! lol) When the ballroom scene happened, I got chills. Like many others have said, I grew up in that era of Disney, and to hear that song with the beautiful scenery and dancing just hit me in the feels. :)

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http://screenrant.com/beauty-and-the-beast-highest-grossing-pg-film/

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The film has reached multiple milestones since its debut in March 2017, and the studio can tack on another one to that list. According to box office reporting site, Box Office Mojo (via MovieWeb), Disney’s live-action remake is now the highest grossing PG-rated film of all time. As of May 7, 2017, the film has grossed an astronomical $487.7 million at the domestic box office. Worldwide, it has earned $1.187 billion thus far.

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^ It hurt the movie so much that one drive-in that boycotted it now has a fundraiser to keep their own doors open! :lol:

 

I called this as being the biggest hit of the summer back when the first trailer dropped, but I didn't expect it to pull in a half-billion in the states alone. Dang.

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