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Disney’s smash hit “Beauty and the Beast” is showing no signs of slowing down, setting a pre-summer record gross for a film playing on a Tuesday.
The live-action remake earned $17.9 million. That’s far above the previous North American record holder, “Furious 7,” at $13.3 million and last year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” at $12.1 million. The number also topped the first Tuesdays of three other Disney blockbusters: “The Avengers,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “Captain America: Civil War. ”
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Disney also noted that “Beauty and the Beast” has crossed $200 million at the domestic box office in five days, tying with four other titles in reaching that milestone in the same time — “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Dark Knight,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” and “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. »
- Dave McNary
With pretty much every other studio staying far, far away, even they knew there was no sense competing with the Disney machine, leaving the mouse house wide open to have a fantastic weekend.
The studio’s live-action remake of “Beauty And The Beast” hauled in an astounding $170 million domestic, proving that nostalgia, at least for this property, goes a long, long way. The figure makes the fairy tale the seventh-highest domestic opening of all time, besting “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2,”and falling just shy of “Iron Man 3.” It’s also obviously the best launch of any of Disney’s reboots, and shows that while a small corner of the internet might complain about their childhoods being ruined, the studio is finding a whole new generation of viewers to connect with (plus plenty whose memories aren’t threatened by these movies existing).
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Emma Watson will next be seen as Disney’s iconic princess Belle in the studio’s reimagining of “Beauty and the Beast,” but now she’s still best known for embodying Hermione Granger in J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” movie universe. It’s been six years since the last film installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.” Asked if she’d she ever consider a return to the world of wizardry during a SiriusXS interview on Thursday, Watson teased: “Ask me in another 10 years.” She also made sure to chide the host, Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican, for even going there. »
- Nigel M. Smith
A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com. Even after you let go of a character, sometimes the character doesn’t let go of you.
With the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson picked up the role originated by Paige O’Hara in the 1991 animated movie, but she has also been on the other side of that situation — handing off the part of J.K. Rowling’s Hermione Granger to Noma Dumezweni for the London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
In her interview with Entertainment Weekly for this week’s cover story, Watson spoke in »
- Anthony Breznican
A former member of the Harry Potter family is getting ready to shun her clothes and pose nude in the pages of Playboy. But it's not Emma Watson promoting Beauty and the Beast. It's Scarlett Byrne, who played Slytherin Pansy Parkinson in three of the Harry Potter movies, including 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. She will be getting naked in the name of feminism. And she has this to say about her latest endeavor.
"I'm very proud to be a part of the March/April issue of Playboy. I penned a short essay along with my pictorial titled, "The Feminist Mystique". A big thank you to @Playboy, the creative team, and @cooperbhefner for such a unique opportunity. #NakedIsNormal"
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