Its three-day opening alone surpassed the entire original North American run of the first film ($146 million; before the 3D re-release), instantly becoming the second-biggest film of the year, behind Logan ($184 million), and the second-highest-grossing musical, behind Grease's $188 million cumulative gross in 1978. [61], On March 16, 2015, Disney announced the film would be released in 3D on March 17, 2017. Both Goodman and Garrett's names were mistakenly featured in the original theatrical release's credits, but was later corrected in home releases. All the hit numbers... Emma Watson is charming as Belle; and the enchanted servants are voiced by the likes of Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, and Ewan McGregor. Belle uses the book to visit her childhood home in Paris, where she discovers a plague-doctor's mask and realizes that she and her father were forced to leave when her mother succumbed to the plague. Some years later, in the small town of Villeneuve, Belle, the book-loving daughter of an inventor named Maurice, dreams of adventure. (uncredited), Flower Girl / [146][147], In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the film recorded the biggest opening ever for a PG-rated film, the biggest Disney live-action opening of all time, the biggest March opening weekend, the biggest opening for a musical (ahead of 2012's Les Misérables), the number one opening of 2017 to date and the fifth-biggest-ever overall with £19.7 million ($24.5 million) from 639 theatres and almost twice that of The Jungle Book (£9.9 million). to become the biggest musical production ever there. Coming Soon. (1969) with a budget of $25 million ($165 million in 2016 dollars) cost more. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. The message is still the same - beauty is skin deep and don't judge a book by its cover. [53] She originally had doubts about whether or not to record the song due to the recent death of her husband and manager René Angélil, who had previously helped her secure the 1991 pop duet. [93] The film's opening day demographic, around 70% were female, dropping to 60% through the weekend. At Villeneuve, Belle reveals the Beast in the mirror to the townsfolk, proving her father's sanity. [15][16][17][18][19][20][21][39], Susan Egan, who originated the role of Belle on Broadway, commented on the casting of Watson as "perfect". Take that vision, put it into a new medium, make it a radical reinvention, something not just for the stage because it's not just being literal, now other elements come into play. [184][185], Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter wrote: "It's a Michelin-triple-starred master class in patisserie skills that transforms the cinematic equivalent of a sugar rush into a kind of crystal-meth-like narcotic high that lasts about two hours." You're almost there! Mandeville Films, The 50 Highest-Grossing Movies of All Time: Your Top Box Office Earners Ever Worldwide, March 22, 2017 [202] Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian praised Watson's performance and wrote that the film was "lit in that fascinatingly artificial honey-glow light, and it runs smoothly on rails—the kind of rails that bring in and out the stage sets for the lucrative Broadway touring version." Official Sites [165] It climbed to $18.5 million on Saturday (102,700 showings) for a three-day total of $42.6 million, securing 60% of the total marketplace. |. ❤️ Welcome! A spin-off/prequel TV series, Little Town, is in development. Beauty and the Beast was released on 4K Blu-Ray on March 10, 2020 along with the original animated film. Coming Soon, Regal | Rating: 2.5/4 This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. (uncredited), Fishmonger / ", "No. [50] Menken said the film would not include songs that were written for the Broadway musical and, instead, created four new songs. Director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) deserves much of the credit, however, managing to stage the wonderful musical numbers such that the audience feels like they're seeing them for the first time (as there are new songs in the mix, some of them actually ARE first-timers). [4] With a production budget of $254 million, it is the most expensive musical ever made. [162], In China, expectations were high for the film. [117] This includes the biggest opening of the year as well as the biggest for the month of March and pre-summer/spring opening, beating Batman v Superman,[118][119] the biggest start ever for a PG title (also for a family film), surpassing Finding Dory until it was later surpassed by Incredibles 2,[120] the biggest debut of all time for a female-led film, ahead of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,[121] the biggest for a Disney live-action adaptation, ahead of Alice in Wonderland[121] and the biggest musical debut ever, supplanting Pitch Perfect 2.