‘Beauty and the Beast’ Earns Top Box Office Spot in Debut Weekend

In its opening weekend, Disney latest live-action remake, “Beauty and the Beast,” roared to the box office top spot this weekend (March 19), bringing in an estimated 170 million dollars in tickets sales.

The reimagining, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, is the latest in a string of live-action reimaginings of Disney classics that includes “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella,” also includes Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian McKellen.

“Kong: Skull Island” slipped one place to number two after opening strong with a $61 million debut last weekend. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman lead the cast in the 70s set redux of the classic monster movie. The film made an estimated 28.9 million dollars in sales, according to boxofficemojo.com.

Rounding out the top five films for the weekend, R-rated Marvel movie “Logan” earned an estimated 17.5 million dollars to take third place, psychological thriller “Get Out” in fourth place made an estimated 13.2 million dollars and “The Shack” in fifth place brought in an estimated 6.1 million dollars in ticket sales, according to the box office tracking website.

(REUTERS)

 
 
 

No Official Intel Existed to Start FBI Russia-Collusion Probe, Lawmaker Says

No Official Intel Existed to Start FBI Russia-Collusion Probe, Lawmaker Says
The FBI started investigating the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia without any official intelligence to justify it, ...
READ MORE >
 

New York Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate Anniversary of Peaceful Protest in China

New York Falun Gong Practitioners Commemorate Anniversary of Peaceful Protest in China
Nineteen years ago, on April 25, more than 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners gathered in Beijing for one purpose: ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Police: Waffle House Suspect Arrested Near His Apartment

Police: Waffle House Suspect Arrested Near His Apartment
By SHEILA BURKE NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant ...
READ MORE >
 

North Korean Defector Hopes Human Rights Issues to Be Discussed During Inter-Korea Summit

North Korean Defector Hopes Human Rights Issues to Be Discussed During Inter-Korea Summit
North Korean defector Ji Seong Ho, who came to South Korea in 2006, hopes that human rights issues ...
READ MORE >