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‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Track to Make $120M Opening Weekend

24 February 2017 6:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Disney’s new version of Beauty and the Beast is on track to make a lot of dough. Shocking, I know. Tracking indicates Bill Condon‘s (Gods and Monsters) musical is going to make $120 million its opening weekend, but Disney is more conservative with their estimate. Below, learn more about the damage Beauty and the Beast is expected to cause at the box-office. […]

The post ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on Track to Make $120M Opening Weekend appeared first on /Film. »

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Exclusive: 6 Things You Didn't Know About the Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Remake

23 February 2017 11:32 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Nearly 26 years after the release of the beloved Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast is returning to the big screen. This time around, however, the magic is live-action -- with a little help from CGI -- and while it’s a beloved story, some things about the ambitious remake might still surprise you!

Here’s a look at a few things you may not have known about the new take on the “tale as old as time.”

Related: Emma Watson Looks Like a Princess at 'Beauty and the Beast' Premiere With Co-Star Dan Stevens

1. 19th-Century France Almost Looked a Lot Like La La Land

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Emma Watson, who stars as Belle, turned down Emma Stone’s Oscar-nominated role in La La Land to focus on Beauty and the Beast. Coincidentally, Stone’s co-star, Ryan Gosling, was considered for the part of the Beast, before it went to Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. There »

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast tracking $120 million domestic opening weekend

23 February 2017 3:20 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A few weeks ago it was reported that the pre-sales for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast were rivalling those of a superhero movie, and now comes word that the live-action adaptation is tracking a domestic opening weekend of between $100 and $120 million in North America.

Should it hit the top end of the range, it would overtake Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million for the third-biggest March opening weekend behind The Hunger Games ($152 million) and record holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened last year with $166 million.

See Also: Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s previous live-action take on its animated back catalogue, The Jungle Book, grossed $103 million in its opening weekend last April, and went on to earn $966.6 million worldwide.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions »

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Premiere Interviews: Beauty and the Beast – Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans & more

23 February 2017 1:37 PM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

This evening the capital held the UK Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the studio’s latest live-action adaptation of one of their most beloved animations. The premiere event was held at Spencer House, St James’ Place in London before moving on to Leicester Square where the cast and crew met the bevy of fans.

The film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Nathan Mack, Audra Mcdonald. They were all in attendance as was director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken.

Emma Watson at the UK Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening to get some time with the filmmakers and cast. We couldn’t let Josh Gad past without asking him about his recent interrogation on video of Daisy Ridley about the »

- Jon Lyus

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Full Trailer For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Reportedly On The Horizon

23 February 2017 1:25 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Can’t get enough of Baby Groot? We don’t blame you and, according to Trailer Track, we won’t have to wait too much longer before clocking eyes on the third (and final?) trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Citing a listing from Alberta Film Ratings, Tt notes that the latest full-length promo for Guardians 2 is already in the can, and will run for two minutes and 20 seconds. It’ll likely screen before Logan (March 3rd) or, in the more likely scenario, Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast on March 17th.

Assuming online chatter holds true, the former will herald the final trailer for Wonder Woman, so we’re inclined to believe that the Powers That Be over at Marvel and Disney are planning to hold fire until late next month. Whatever the case, we will, as always, have full coverage for you right here on We Got This Covered. »

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Emma Watson Looks Like a Princess at 'Beauty and the Beast' Premiere With Co-Star Dan Stevens

23 February 2017 12:43 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It was a whimsical red carpet for Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens on Thursday evening.

The 26-year-old actress looked like a real-life princess as she posed alongside her handsome co-star during the premiere of Disney's live-action film at the Spencer House in London, England. Watson was dressed in an elegant light blue Emilia Wickstead gown, complete with a cape and long train. Letting the dress do all the talking, she kept her accessories simple and swept up her hair into a braided crown.

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As for Stevens, the Downton Abbey actor perfectly complimented his co-star in a dapper dark navy suit.

Watch: Emma Watson Compares Playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast to Hermione in Harry Potter

Also at the premiere were Beauty and the Beast stars Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci and Emma Thompson.

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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Watson »

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Beauty and the Beast on Track for Huge $120M Box Office Opening

23 February 2017 9:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Beauty and the Beast started smashing trailer view records, it didn't take Disney long to realize that it had another gargantuan hit on its hands. And the first tracking records now indicate that the live-action adaptation of the classic 90s cartoon will bring booming business to the early 2017 box office. It stands to be one of the biggest hits of the year with ten months still left to go following its release.

The movie, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, is tracking for a massive $120 million opening according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be in theaters on March 17, with the tracking numbers coming courtesy of pre-release surveys. Disney insiders are being more cautious with that high number, and don't want to step on their own toes. They are downplaying the monster potential of this Beauty and her Beast, claiming it will open just north of $100 million.

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Get your Beauty and the Beast fix with a new featurette and b-roll footage

21 February 2017 10:31 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Bill Condon's adaptation of the classic Disney fairy tale hits theaters in a little under a month's time and if yesterday's clip just wasn't enough for you, we have a few behind-the-scenes goodies to check out today. The first video here takes a look at Belle's wardrobe that's sported by the lovely Emma Watson. Definitely an interesting look for those of you who dig... Read More »

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First Full Clip from Beauty and the Beast shows Emma Watson's rendition of 'Belle'

21 February 2017 10:13 AM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Disney has released the first full clip from the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast. If this clip is anything close to what the full film will be, we are in for a treat.

Disney has been picking up major steam by bringing their classic animated films to life. They had a slow start with Maleficent, but sense then they have hit paydirt with Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Now we are getting the first ever animated picture to be nominated for an Oscar, Beauty and the Beast. Everything about it looks amazing, and it is tracking to have a huge opening.

Now we have been given our first full clip from the film. In the clip, we see Belle, Played by Emma Watson, giving us a little bit of the classic song entitled "Belle". The clip is pretty much the animated sequence brought to life shot by shot almost. »

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Coming Distractions: Emma Watson reintroduces us to “Belle” in Beauty And The Beast clip

21 February 2017 8:20 AM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

In the live action remake of Beauty And The Beast, Belle’s reading material has gotten an upgrade. Instead of reading a story “about a beanstalk and an ogre” she’s hitting the Shakespeare, telling one of the townspeople she’s returning a book about “two lovers in fair Verona.” We’d expect nothing less from feminist book club-starter Emma Watson. We learn this in the new clip Disney has released of “Belle,” the unforgettable Howard Ashman-Alan Menken number that kicks off the action. Like the trailers, the footage once again showcases Watson’s passable singing voice, and Bill Condon’s visuals. This “poor provincial town” has a strong fashion sense.

It also indicates that the new film isn’t doggedly recreating the original. Belle’s banter has changed, which in turn has altered the pace of the song. Watson also gives her Belle a purposeful stride, making »

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'Beauty and the Beast': Emma Watson Sings Opening Number, "Belle"

21 February 2017 6:31 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Emma Watson is stepping to her own tune in "Belle," the opening number from Beauty and the Beast.

Disney released a clip from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated film, which sees Watson singing while strolling through her little town, full of little people, waking up to say, "Bonjour."

The clip shows that the dialogue of the ambitious opener — written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman — has been slightly tweaked, but still showcases Belle's penchant for books.

The Bill Condon film also stars Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, »

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Disney unveils new Beauty and the Beast merchandise

21 February 2017 3:28 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To tie in with the upcoming release of the hotly-anticipated live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast , Disney is releasing a host of new merchandising which includes, dolls, toys, costumes, accessories, collectibles, homewares, books, and clothing; take a look at a selection of them below…

See Also: Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Belle & Gaston Film Collection Doll Set – £55.99 – Disney Store and

The pompous Gaston will stop at nothing to win over Belle in this Film Collection Doll Set, inspired by Disney’s live action film Beauty and the Beast. Detailed outfits and an accurate likeness bring the timeless tale to life.

Beauty and the Beast Limited Edition Fine China Tea Set – £200.00 –

Disney Store proudly presents this limited edition Fine China Tea Set inspired by Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. »

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Emma Watson sings in this jovial new clip from Beauty and the Beast

21 February 2017 3:24 AM, PST | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

Disney’s live action adaptation of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast is nearing its global release next month. The promotion campaign bandwagon is catching up with the understandable groundswell of interest, today there is a new clip from the film out to tease and delight.

Emma Watson is front and centre in the clip, and we follow her through the town as she sings a jaunty tune. It’s all extremely pleasant. The visual detail is quite something with the moustaches in particular leading the way in the cartoon-like quality stakes. Those are some serious whiskers on the baker for example. It’s a sumptuous affair as expected, and Bill Condon appears to have captured the charming spirit of the beloved 1991 animated version.

Cast-wise Watson leads as Belle, the beauty to Dan Stevens’ beast. Appearing alongside them include Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, »

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New Beauty and the Beast clip shows off Emma Watson’s singing

21 February 2017 2:44 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

New Beauty and the Beast clip shows off Emma Watson’s singing talent as Belle.

A new Beauty and the Beast clip has been released by Walt Disney Pictures ahead of the release of the forthcoming live-action version of their classic 1990s film. The new clip shows Emma Watson as Belle walking through her village to return a book…

I’m in the camp of the fans really looking forward to seeing this new interpretation of the classic Disney work, though I know that there are some pretty big doubters out there. I’m not sure whether its the look of the film, or the retouching of a classic Disney story that probably should not even begin to be messed with. May I remind you that we thought the same of The Jungle Book last year, and Jon Favreau’s finished film turned out to be something quite special.

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Emma Watson sings ‘Belle’ in new clip from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

20 February 2017 3:55 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new clip has arrived online from Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast which sees Emma Watson’s Belle perform the opening song from the original animated classic; take a look below…

See Also: Luke Evans and Josh Gad sing ‘Gaston’ in new Beauty and the Beast clip

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling 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. »

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Watch Emma Watson perform ‘Belle’ from ‘Beauty and the Beast’

20 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | | See recent news »

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Disney is saying bonjour to fans of Beauty and the Beast with a brand new clip from the animated classic’s upcoming live-action remake.

Recalling the 1991 musical’s opening number, the minute-long preview, which premiered Monday, sees Belle (Emma Watson) strolling through a village as she sings verses from the character’s namesake tune, first penned by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

The original Beauty and the Beast, about a young woman who falls in love with a reclusive, monstrous prince, scored six Oscar nominations in 1992, winning for best original song (“Beauty and the Beast »

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New Beauty And The Beast Clip Is All About Belle

20 February 2017 2:30 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looks like her time spent in Bella boot camp has paid dividends, as Emma Watson simply lights up the screen in this all-new clip for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Performing a modernized version of “Belle,” Watson’s lead can be seen interacting with Maurice and other townsfolk on her way to the market. Perhaps one of the lesser-known facets of Bill Condon’s live-action reboot is that Alan Menken, the Oscar-winning composer who drew praise (and two Oscar wins!) for his celebrated work on the 1991 original, is back to score Beauty and the Beast, and up above you’ll get but a taste of what to expect come March 17th. Indeed, today’s snippet launched online to commemorate the film’s press tour getting underway in Paris, signalling that Condon’s live-action fairytale is now finally on the homestretch.

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Watch The Opening Musical Number From ‘Beauty and the Beast’

20 February 2017 2:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip from their live-action Beauty and the Beast. The one-minute long clip shows the opening musical number from director Bill Condon‘s adaptation, recreating the song “Belle” from the animated classic. Hit the jump to watch Emma Watson perform the Beauty and the Beast Belle song. Beauty and the Beast […]

The post Watch The Opening Musical Number From ‘Beauty and the Beast’ appeared first on /Film. »

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Emma Watson Sings 'Belle' in Latest Beauty and the Beast Clip

20 February 2017 1:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, during the Golden Globe Awards, Disney aired a new TV spot for Beauty and the Beast, which showcased the first footage of Emma Watson singing part of the iconic song "Belle." Today we have a new clip that shows the actress singing the beginning of this song, as she strolls through this quaint little provincial town. This clip shows that, while the song has largely remained intact from the original animated classic, there are a few changes that were made.

The clip, which debuted at Disney Movie Trailers YouTube, shows Belle walking through town, buying a loaf of bread from the baker, although, unlike the original animated classic, she doesn't have a brief conversation with the baker. Instead, she greets a character named Monsieur Jean, who she tells she's going to return a book about two lovers, which Monsieur Jean says, "sounds boring." In the original animated film, »

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Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Social Media Buzz

20 February 2017 12:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 130,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Disney released a new behind-the-scenes clip on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. The live-action romance, starring Emma Watson, has produced a total of 987,000 new conversations on social media.

Bill Condon directed the adaptation, which also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe.


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Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” generated 101,000 new conversations last week as director Rian Johnson offered details on Feb. 15 about the movie, explaining that the story will resume from the end of “Star Wars: »

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