'Beauty and the Beast' Hits $461 Million at Worldwide Box Office

Disney's adaptation of 1991's "Beauty and the Beast" grossed a whopping $88.3 million in its second weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday (final numbers are due Monday).

"Beauty and the Beast" official movie trailer. Warner Bros.' action-comedy "Chips" opened with a disappointing $7.6 million at 2,464 sites.

"Of its worldwide openings, "Beauty and the Beast" opened as the No. 1 film in all but three markets (Vietnam, India and Turkey), led by an estimated $22.8 million in the (United Kingdom), the highest grossing three-day opening in the market for a PG movie as well as an estimated $44.8 million in China, already surpassing the entire run in China for "Maleficent" and 'Alice in Wonderland, '" said Brad Brevet of.

This pace is one day faster than nine days for the animated Disney film "Frozen", one of the most-viewed films for all ages in South Korea. The film also got a deathly B- CinemaScore from audiences. Elizabeth Banks plays the evil alien witch Rita Repulsa. Lionsgate and Haim Saban announced plans in 2014 for a live-action movie based on Saban's "Power Rangers" property as the first film in a franchise; Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer has asserted that it may do as many as seven films. Running on its third weekend, "Kong: Skull Island" earned $14 million which sends its worldwide earnings to $392 million.

R-rated space thriller Life, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds. failed to gain much traction with cinemagoers on launch. With a $58 million price tag, Sony and Skydance's "Life" has a long journey to profitability. Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart starrer "Logan" still holds a spot on the top five list with its $10 million fourth weekend. Pictures shows Michael Pena, left, and Dax Shepard in a scene from, "CHiPS".

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