Box bureau report: Beauty and a Beast passes Batman v Superman for Mar record

It’s a story as aged as time, but Beauty and a Beast‘s new box bureau record is as uninformed as can be.

Disney’s live-action reconstitute of a dear 1991 charcterised classical roars to a tip of a domestic chart this weekend, aggregation a fantastic estimated $170 million from 4,210 theaters — averaging $40,380 per plcae to nick a tip entrance for a Mar pretension in history.

The $160 million Bill Condon prolongation bests a $166 million sum posted by prior record holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice just underneath one year ago.

Worldwide, Beauty and a Beast ropes in an glorious $180 million, that brings a tellurian sum to $350 million after usually 3 days, additionally trumping studio sibling The Jungle Book‘s IMAX record for a PG-rated film ($21 million worldwide vs. $20 million worldwide, respectively) on 1,026 formatted screens.

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Slipping around 53 percent to No. 2 is Legendary and Warner Bros.’ latest entrance in a King Kong franchise, Kong: Skull Island, that adds a serve $28.9 million to a flourishing $259.3 million tellurian sum ($110.1 million in a U.S. and Canada).

Coming in during No. 3 is James Mangold’s Wolverine sendoff Logan, that sees Hugh Jackman creation his final spin as a iconic comic book character. The film falls to an estimated $17.5 million opposite a third three-day frame, boosting a tellurian series to $524 million to date.

Rounding out a tip 5 are Jordan Peele’s horror-comedy hit Get Out, which bags $13.2 million ($133.1 million on a $4.5 million budget) during No. 4, and a faith-based play The Shack, that tallies $6.1 million ($42.6 million) during No. 5.

Outside a tip five, BH Tilt and Orion’s The Belko Experiment meets attention expectations with an estimated $4.1 million during No. 7. The modestly budgeted crack falls in line with prior BH Tilt releases that have been directed precisely during fear fans, with a label even going so distant as to container a film usually in theaters that have been historically busy by doctrinaire genre aficionados.

Theodore Melfi’s Oscar-nominated play Hidden Figures continues a considerable box bureau run this weekend, spending a 11th weekend inside a tip 10 as it rakes in a serve $1.5 million during No. 8. Its North American sum now stands during $165.6 million on a $25 million budget.

Elsewhere, dual of contemporary cinema’s inaugural auteurs make appearances on a specialty market, as a Danny Boyle-directed Trainspotting supplement bows to a plain $180,000 from 5 locations for a per-screen normal of $36,000, while Terrence Malick’s latest film, Song to Song, pulls in $53,945 from 4 theaters — his misfortune singular opening given The New World strike 3 sites with $30,864 behind in 2005.

Though a summer film deteriorate has nonetheless to begin, 2017 has seen 7 films cranky a $100 million domestic symbol so far. Per comScore, altogether box bureau is adult approximately 5.8 percent from a same duration final year.

Check out a Mar 17-19 weekend estimates below.

1 – Beauty and a Beast – $170 million
2 – Kong: Skull Island – $28.9 million
3 – Logan – $17.5 million
4 – Get Out – $13.2 million
5 – The Shack – $6.1 million
6 – The LEGO Batman Movie – $4.7 million
7 – The Belko Experiment – $4.1 million
8 – Hidden Figures – $1.5 million
9 – John Wick: Chapter 2 – $1.2 million
10 – Before we Fall – $1 million

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