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Beauty and the Beast Opening Weekend Could Exceed Expectations

Beauty and the Beast, the new live-action Disney feature, is poised to exceed the company’s opening weekend expectations.

Disney initially had hoped to finish with $120 million domestically this weekend, then upped their estimate to somewhere in the range of $140 million to $155 million; but based on ticket sales for Thursday night previews and early Friday numbers, the film should have no problem besting the $155 million total.

With Friday pre-sales of $40 million and $16.3 million from Thursday night, the first day could top $60 million.

Internationally, Beauty and the Beast has brought in over $30 million so far.

The live-action remake stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, and was directed by Bill Condon.  The movie cost $160 million to produce.


Source: Variety

Image: Disney

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Tom is the host and producer of the DIS Unplugged: Disneyland Edition podcast, plus Disneyland Editor of The DIS. He enjoys traveling with his wife and teenage son. At this point, their favorite destination is Alaska, with a FIFTH cruise there planned for the Summer of 2019. In his spare time he volunteers with Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, and help found his son's former Cub Scout Pack. His favorite Disneyland attraction is Space Mountain.


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