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Beauty And The Beast Breaks Records

03/20/2017 at 6:06 | Posted by Kristi Thomas
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 23:  Dan Stevens and Emma Watson attend UK launch event for Disney's "Beauty And The Beast" at Spencer House on February 23, 2017 in London, England.  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Disney)
Photo Credit: Stuart C. Wilson / Stringer / Getty Images

As expected, Beauty and the Beast” had a huge weekend at the box office. The final numbers won’t be in until later today, however, here are some of the records it has already brokentop opening for a March release, the highest opening for director Bill Condon, Emma Watson’s highest opening of all time, besting even “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” and the best opening for a Disney live-action remake.

Aside from the total coolness factor, Emma is set to make a pretty penny from playing Belle. According to The Hollywood Reporter, she was given a $3-million paycheck upfront, but stands to make over $15-million depending on just how much money “Beauty” makes. Here’s the rest of the very distant top five: 

  1. “Beauty and the Beast” – $174-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

Source: Deadline

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