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After Record-Breaking Opening Weekend, 'Beauty and the Beast' to Become Most Successful Movie Musical Ever

By   Posted 3.20.2017   Announcements, #BeautyAndTheBeast, #MovieMusicals

Disney’s big-screen remake of Beauty and the Beast is on track to become the most successful live-action movie musical of all time, raking in an estimated $170 million in its opening weekend.

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That summer-sized box office take makes the film the most successful March opening in history, and the seventh-largest film opening ever. Internationally, Beauty and the Beast earned another $180 million, bringing the global gross to $350 million.

Directed by Bill Condon, the film can expect to overtake the highest-grossing movie musical, 1978’s Grease ($188 million lifetime gross) within days. The other top movie musicals domestically are the Oscar-winning Chicago at $170.6 million, La La Land at $149 million, Les Misérables at $148 million and Mamma Mia! at $144 million.

Click here for the full article published on by Paul Wontorek on March 19, 2017.