BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens is Crowned UK’s Biggest Disney Live Action Film Ever
AFTER ONLY 19 DAYS AT THE BOX OFFICE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BECOMES THE STUDIOS BIGGEST LIVE ACTION RELEASE IN THE UK AND IRELAND
FILM IS NOW 20TH BIGGEST FILM OF ALL TIME IN THE UK
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has to date taken an enchanting £53.6M at the UK and Ireland box office after only 19 days of release making it the studios highest grossing live action release under the Disney banner. After waltzing passed the £53m mark the film overtook Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (£52.52m), which has held the title since its release in 2006. The result also sees the film become the 20th biggest film of all time at the UK and Ireland box office.
Beauty and the Beast opened with a magical £19.7M on its opening weekend, making it the 5th highest grossing 3 day opening of all-time and the highest grossing opening for a PG movie and the biggest ever opening for a musical. Globally the film is currently on $900M with the US box office coming in at a current total of $401.M.
Critics and audiences have praised the live-action musical, proving this classic story is really a tale as old as time.
“A GORGEOUS, MAGICAL, WITTY PLEASURE” - THE TIMES
“THE WHOLE PACKAGE IS A DELIGHT” - HE SUN
“PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE” - METRO
“EXQUISITE” - BBC RADIO 4
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as Agathe, the enchantress; Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IS IN CINEMAS AND IMAX NOW