Disney’s Beauty And The Beast proves to be an unstoppable beast. The live-action feature has so far earned more than US$1bil (RM4.4bil) in worldwide box office takings.
This means that Beauty And The Beast is now the highest grossing live-action movie musical of all time. The figure doesn’t even include the Japan box office, where the film only opens on April 21.
In the Malaysian box office, the film has collected US$21mil so far, which translates to RM92.6mil. Beauty And The Beast only opened in Malaysia on March 30, two weeks later than the original release date.
In the United States, the movie has collected US$438.3mil (RM1.93bil) since its opening date on March 16.
Bill Condon directed Disney’s Beauty And The Beast; it stars British actors Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. Meanwhile, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson lend their voices to prominent characters. The movie is a slightly updated live-action version of the 1991 Oscar-nominated animated feature of the same name.
It also features the same songs from the original including Something There, Be Our Guest and Gaston, as well as a handful of new tracks.
Last year, Disney had four titles which went past the US$1bil mark in box office takings. The titles were Zootopia, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.