Beauty and the Beast Debuts at No. 1 at Box Office

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast struck gold at movie theaters this weekend ranking No. 1 in the U.S. and worldwide for a total of $350 million according to research firm comScore.

The film — based on the popular Disney story — stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans.

ComScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, “With an estimated $180 million internationally & $170 million in North America, Disney’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ global opening lands at $350 million for second best March debut of all-time both globally and internationally.  Notably, China opened to an estimated $44.8 million, making it the biggest ever Disney live-action opening weekend of all-time.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 19, are below.

1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $350.0M
2. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $67.3M
3. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $49.0M
4. Get Out – Universal – $16.1M
5. Dog’s Purpose, A – Multiple – $12.5M
6. Sing – Universal – $9.4M
7. Split – Universal – $7.3M
8. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $7.1M
9. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $6.1M
10. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $5.0M
11. Moana – Disney – $5.0M
12. Badrinath Ki Dulhania – Multiple – $4.4M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 19, are below.

1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $170.0M
2. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $28.9M
3. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $17.5M
4. Get Out – Universal – $13.2M
5. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $6.1M
6. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros. – $4.7M
7. Belko Experiment, The – OTL Releasing – $4.1M
8. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $1.5M
9. John Wick: Chapter Two – Lionsgate – $1.2M
10. Before I Fall  – Open Road – $1.0M
11. Lion – The Weinstein Company – $0.8M
12. La La Land – Lionsgate – $0.5M