'Beauty And The Beast' makes over $170 million in opening weekend

Emma Watson explained that one of the stuntmen who had to throw a snowball at her kept missing and it put a lot of pressure on him.       Disney  ABC

Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie opened with an estimated $170 million in USA ticket sales, setting a new mark for family movies. Disney's, which is the parent company of ABC, live-action remake of the animated movie led the weekend box office and set a record for a March opening.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland it also delivered the biggest Disney live-action opening of all time, the biggest March opening weekend of all time and the number one opening of 2017 to date.

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"You see all the colours of the character, from the lovable rogue to the buffoon to the jealous, revengeful sort of monster that he becomes by the end of the movie", says Evans. Beauty and the Beast opened as the #1 film in virtually all markets. According to new figures, the movie broke the previous record of $135 million for G- or PG-rated releases, which was held by 2016's "Finding Dory". Made for $160 million without counting marketing expenses, the film received an A CinemaScore from audiences.

Beauty and the Beast will be one of Emma Watson's biggest break after Harry Potter franchise, she was popular for playing the role of one of Harry Potter's best friend Hermione Granger in JK Rowling's film adaption of her novels. It was huge in the United Kingdom with 22.8 million USA dollars - one of the top five openings ever there - and impressed in China with 44.8 million US dollars, already topping the entire runs of Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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