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Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast breaks records at BO, opens to Rs 2300 crore

Disney and Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast remake roared at the worldwide box office with earning of more than $357 million (Rs 2330 crore).

hollywood Updated: Mar 21, 2017 18:01 IST
HT Correspondent
Beauty and the Beast is a remake o Disney’s classic 1991 animated film of the same name.
Beauty and the Beast is a remake o Disney’s classic 1991 animated film of the same name.

Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast broke numerous records on its way to a $357 million worldwide opening weekend, which amounts to a staggering Rs 2330 crore.

In India, the fantasy musical raked in over Rs 6 crore in its opening weekend, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. While this number is a fraction of the worldwide total, Adarsh notes that it is more than three times the opening weekend collections of Disney’s Moana, Zootopia and Cinderella.

In the US, the Emma Watson-starrer broke Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s record with a $174 million debut, reports Deadline. It also became the number 1 PG rated debut of all time. The film debuted at number 1 in each of its 44 markets this weekend (India and two others weren’t one of them).

Internationally, the film raked in another $180 million for a worldwide total of more than $357 million. It currently ranks number 13 on the list of biggest worldwide openings ever behind Iron Man 3 ($372 million) and ahead of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie ($350 million).

Deadline also predicts that the film will likely cross the coveted $1 billion mark by the end of its run, and will probably find a place in the list of the top 10 films of all time at the US box office.

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