Beauty and the Beast Sets March Record and Debuts Globally to $350 Million

Beauty and the Beast Sets March Record and Debuts Globally to $  350 Million

Beauty and the Beast sets March record and debuts globally to $ 350 million

Walt Disney Pictures‘ Beauty and the Beast grossed a dazzling $ 170 million domestically for the seventh-biggest debut of all-time, the #1 March debut ever (beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $ 166 million), and the #1 PG movie debut of all time. It’s also the highest domestic debut ever for a Disney live-action title and the seventh Walt Disney Studios release to open over $ 150 million. Made for $ 160 million without counting marketing expenses, the film received an A CinemaScore from audiences.

With an estimated $ 180 million internationally, the global opening reached estimated $ 350 million for the #2 March debut of all-time both globally and internationally. Beauty and the Beast opened as the #1 film in virtually all markets. It enchanted UK audiences to become highest-grossing three-day opening weekend of all-time for a PG movie with $ 22.8 million, while China opened to an estimated $ 44.8 million, making it the biggest ever Disney live-action opening weekend of all-time and representing a strong 67% market share. The film has yet to open in France, Australia, and Japan.

IMAX had a fairy tale weekend at the box office as Beauty and the Beast waltzed its way to a record-setting $ 21 million on 1,026 IMAX screens worldwide in 56 markets, including $ 12.5 million on 377 North American IMAX screens and $ 8.5 million from 649 IMAX screens internationally. Domestically, IMAX represented seven of the film’s top 10 locations. In China, the film grossed $ 3.4 million on 386 screens.

The Beauty and the Beast results from key international markets:

China $ 44.8M
UK $ 22.8M
Korea $ 11.9M
Mexico $ 11.6M
Germany $ 10.7M
Brazil $ 10.4M
Italy $ 7.6M
Russia $ 6.0M
Philippines $ 5.9M
Spain $ 5.8M
Hong Kong $ 3.2M
Indonesia $ 3.2M

Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary‘s Kong: Skull Island dropped to second place at the domestic box office with $ 28.9 million its second weekend, for a total of $ 110.1 million. Internationally, Kong: Skull Island added $ 38.5 million to bring its overseas total to $ 149.2 million and $ 259.3 million worldwide. The Jordan Vogt-Roberts film stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly. It was made for $ 185 million.

The James Mangold-directed Logan (20th Century Fox) also dropped a spot to third in North America with $ 17.5 million, for a total of $ 184 million after three weeks. Made for $ 97 million, the R-rated film stars Hugh Jackman in his last appearance as Wolverine, Patrick Stewart in his last turn as Charles Xavier, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Eriq La Salle, Elise Neal, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Dafne Keen.

In fourth, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ Get Out grossed $ 13.2 million its fourth weekend for an impressive total of $ 133.1 million. Internationally, the film has earned $ 2.9 million. Made for just $ 4.5 million, the Jordan Peele film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener.

Lionsgate’s faith-based drama The Shack, starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer, rounded out the top five domestically with $ 6.1 million. The film has grossed $ 42.6 million after three weeks.

Coming in at #6 was Warner Bros. Pictures’ The LEGO Batman Movie, which brought in $ 4.7 million its sixth weekend for a total of $ 167.4 million. The film has grossed $ 120 million overseas for a global total of $ 287.4 million. Made for $ 80 million, the Chris McKay-directed film features the voices of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes.

Opening in seventh place, BH Tilt’s The Belko Experiment, directed by Greg McLean and written by James Gunn, collected $ 4 million. Starring John Gallagher Jr., Melonie Diaz, John C. McGinley, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker, David Dastmalchian, Gail Bean, and Valentine Miele, the film cost just $ 5 million to make.

Also, Sony Pictures debuted Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting in five locations where it earned $ 180,000. Reuniting the original cast of the cult classic, the film has already earned $ 34 million internationally, with $ 21 million of that coming from the UK.

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Daily Dialogue — March 19, 2017

JERRY: No, see, I don’t need a finder’s fee, I need — finder’s fee’s, what, ten percent, heck that’s not gonna do it for me. I need the principal.
STAN: Jerry, we’re not just going to give you seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
WADE: What the heck were you thinkin’? Heck, if I’m only gettin’ bank interest, I’d look for complete security. Heck, FDIC. I don’t see nothin’ like that here.
JERRY: Yah, but I — okay, I would, I’d guarantee ya’ your money back.
WADE: I’m not talkin’ about your damn word, Jerry. Geez, what the heck’re you?… Well, look, I don’t want to cut you out of the loop, but this here’s a good deal. I assume, if you’re not interested, you won’t mind if we move on it independently.

Fargo (1996), written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

The Daily Dialogue theme this week: Jealousy, suggested by Shannon Corbeil.

Trivia: Jerry’s father-in-law is named Stan Grossman. In Little Miss Sunshine, Richard’s book connection is named Stan Grossman.

Dialogue On Dialogue: There are several layers to Jerry’s desperate plans but part of it is his jealousy of his father-in-law. Not so much the man, but wanting to play with the Big Boys.


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Daily Dialogue — March 17, 2017

“I envy your normal life. It seems that envy is my sin.”

Se7en (1995), written by Andrew Kevin Walker

The Daily Dialogue theme this week: Jealousy, suggested by Shannon Corbeil.

Trivia: Andrew Kevin Walker had enormous difficulty getting a studio to buy the rights to his script, because he was a complete unknown in Hollywood. Allegedly, he put together a list of agents that represented writers that work in the crime and thriller genres, and just called each one up until he got a positive response.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Jealousy can lead to disastrous results as it does here at the end of the movie Se7en.


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Friday, March 17 Filming Locations for Greatest Showman, The Blacklist, Chicago PD, & more!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Friday, March 17, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: So You Think You Can Dance Location: 842 S Broadway, Los Angeles (6:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on TV Stars: Ryan Hansen Location: E 1st St., Los Angeles River, E 7th St., S Alameda St., inclusive (Excluding Los Angeles River), Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: NCIS: Los Angeles  Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles  TV Series: Criminal Minds Stars:Matthew Gray Gubler Location: Quixote Studios, Electronics Pkwy, Los Angeles   Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago Fire Stars: Taylor Kinney Location: 2149 S Halsted and 500 W Cermak, Chicago TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 3000 block N Lincoln, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: S 3rd St and Berry St, Brooklyn TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC Movie: Private Life Stars: Kathryn Hahn Location: Main St and N Broadway, White Plains Credit: @RobSporer TV Series: Gotham Stars: Ben McKenzie Location: Steiner Studios, Brooklyn TV Series: The..

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Northwestern’s first-ever March Madness win is a Julia Louis-Dreyfus miracle

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The Northwestern Wildcats have still never lost an NCAA Tournament game. Better yet, they can even say they’ve won one now. 

Making its first-ever March Madness appearance, the Chicago school better known for academics downed Vanderbilt 68-66 to advance in college basketball’s biggest tournament Thursday night.

Never mind for now that the win came thanks largely to a jaw-dropping last-second fail by Vanderbilt’s star — we’ll cover that in a second. History is history, and Northwestern’s first March Madness victory ever ignited joyous celebrations online and off from the school’s famous fans and alumni. First though, let’s go inside the locker room.  Read more…

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Hopes to Tell a Tale of a March Opening Weekend Record

Thus far, 2017 is without a $ 100 million opener, but that will all change this weekend as Disney’s latest animated classic turned live action film, Beauty and the Beast, is set to open in over 4,200 theaters in US and Canada. In addition to becoming the first $ 100 million opener of 2017, this “tale as old as time” may challenge Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for the March opening weekend record and rank among the top ten all-time domestic openers. All told, this weekend will s…
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Thursday, March 16 Filming Locations for Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Blacklist: Redemption, & more!

Here’s a look at some of the movies and TV shows filming on location on Thursday, March 16, 2017: Filming in California TV Series: Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on TV Stars: Ryan Hansen Location: E 1st St., Los Angeles River, E 7th St., S Alameda St., inclusive (Excluding Los Angeles River), Los Angeles (7:00 AM – 10:00 PM) TV Series: Counterpart Stars: JK Simmons Location: 506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles (8:00 AM – 9:00 PM) TV Series: NCIS: Los Angeles  Stars: LL Cool J Location: Paramount Studios, Los Angeles  TV Series: Criminal Minds Stars:Matthew Gray Gubler Location: Quixote Studios, Electronics Pkwy, Los Angeles   Filming in Illinois TV Series: Chicago Fire Stars: Taylor Kinney Location: 1523 W Jackson, Chicago TV Series: Chicago PD Stars: Sophia Bush Location: 2621 W 15th Pl, Chicago Filming in New York‏ TV Series: Elementary Stars: Jonny Lee Miller Location: Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City  TV Series: Instinct Stars: Naveen Andrews Location: Broadway and Lafayette St, NYC Credit: @CourtneySoliday TV Series: The Defenders Stars: Finn Jones Location: 44th St and 10th Ave, NYC Credit: @instapache TV Series: Law and Order: SVU Stars: Mariska Hargitay Location: Chelsea Piers, NYC TV Series: Bull Stars: Michael Weatherly Location: Pearl St..

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Daily Dialogue — March 16, 2017

Mrs. Robinson: Drive down the block.
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, Elaine I have a date. We’re going for a drive.
Mrs. Robinson: Do exactly as I say. [He starts to drive] Listen to me very carefully, Benjamin. You are not to see Elaine again, ever. Those are my orders. Is that clear?
Benjamin: Mrs. Robinson, do you think –
Mrs. Robinson: I can makes things quite unpleasant.
Benjamin: How?
Mrs. Robinson: In order to keep Elaine away from you, I am prepared to tell her everything.
Benjamin: I don’t believe you.
Mrs. Robinson: Then you’d better start believing me.
Benjamin: I just don’t believe you would do that.
Mrs. Robinson: Try me.

The Graduate (1967), screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry, novel by Charles Webb

The Daily Dialogue theme this week: Jealousy, suggested by Shannon Corbeil.

Trivia: None of the older characters is called by a first name in the film; only the younger characters of Benjamin, Elaine and Carl do, increasing the sense of a generation gap.

Dialogue On Dialogue: Perhaps some of Mrs. Robinson’s attempts to keep Ben away from Elaine derives from her maternal instinct to protect her daughter. But I’m thinking most of what drives her threat to expose her affair with Ben is pure unadulterated — pun intended — jealousy.


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Daily Dialogue — March 15, 2017

“Don’t you just take the past and put it in a room in a basement and lock the door and never go in there? That’s what I do. And then you meet someone special and all you want to do is to toss them the key and say, ‘Open up, step inside,’ but you can’t because it’s dark. There’s demons, and if anybody saw how ugly it is…”

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1997), screenplay by Anthony Minghella, novel by Patricia Highsmith

The Daily Dialogue theme this week: Jealousy, suggested by Shannon Corbeil.

Trivia: Is based on a novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. There are also four novels which follow “The Talented Mr. Ripley” named: “Ripley Underground,” “Ripley’s Game,” “The Boy Who Followed Ripley,” and finally “Ripley Under Water.”

Dialogue On Dialogue: Here Tom (Matt Damon) gives expression to the shadow part of his psyche, dark impulses he has which fomented the jealousy which eventually drove him to murder.


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