Beauty and the Beast sing and dance away the competition, breaking 2017’s record with $170 million debut!
Beauty and the Beast shattered 2017’s box office opening weekend record with $170 million. Disney’s remake of the beloved 1991 classic played in 3-D and IMAX, and flew past it’s reported budget of $160 million. Kong: Skull Island, Logan, Get Out, and The Shack all continued their success rounding out the top five. Be our guest and take a look at this weekend’s magical box office report:
1st place is: Beauty and the Beast with $170 million! Disney’s remake sold out theaters across the country for showings on Thursday night and went soaring through the weekend. The live-action musical features Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the Beast. Featuring the original songs and new music, the epic fairy tale played in 3-D and IMAX, appeasing a wide demographic of fans old and new for this tale as old as time, and flying past it’s $160 million budget.
2nd place is: Kong: Skull Island with $28.8 million. Last weekend King Kong climbed his way to the top, exceeding studio expectations, and has now grossed $110 million in two weeks. The action packed thriller stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston as scientists who come across the mythic King ape in a deserted land.
3rd place is: Logan with $17.5 million. The Wolverine film has now grossed $184 million. The violent R-rated chapter marks Hugh Jackman’s last time playing the iconic superhero. This time around, Logan is a limo driver in the future taking care of a dying Professor X and raising a little girl with similar wolverine super powers.
4th place is: Get Out with $13 million, and has now made $133 million. The horror hit written and directed by Jordan Peele (Key & Peele) is the much talked about thriller about modern day racism. The film follows an interracial couple Rose (Allison Williams) and Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) who go home to meet her white parents. Strangely enough, Chris learns that many of the black people who to the town mysteriously disappear, and her parents seem to be able to do some hypnotherapy tricks.
5th place is: The Shack with $6 million, and has now made a total of $42 million. Based off the New York Times bestselling novel by William P. Young, the Christian story follows a man (Sam Worthington) who mourns the loss of his daughter. He comes across a mysterious shack led by a woman (Octavia Spencer) and he learns how to understand his tragedy and change his life. Tim McGraw and Radha Mitchell costar in the family drama.
Rounding out the top ten are: 6th place: The LEGO Batman Movie, in 7th place: The Belko Experiment (Tony Goldwyn), in 8th place: Hidden Figures (Taraji P. Henson), in 9th place: John Wick: Chapter Two (Keanu Reeves), and in 10th place: Before I Fall (Zoey Deutch).
Those are the results for this weekend’s box office report. What was your favorite movie you saw over the weekend? Tell us in the comments below!