Beauty and the Beast Kicked Power Rangers Butt At The Box Office

Lawrence Kim
April 1, 2017

Chatter in Twitter has been a major catalyst in Beauty and the Beast's box office smashing success.

Beauty and the Beast continued to enchant audiences in its second weekend in United States theatres.

In its second weekend, the film is looking at grosses over $500 million worldwide, and according to Variety, it has yet to surrender the lead spot to another film. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, where the reboot now holds a 46% on the Tomatometer, critics seem to be fairly divided on Power Rangers, while audiences are buzzing and giving it an average rating of 4.1 out of 5. Disney's live-action remake of its 1991 animation easily topped the charts with $88.3m, according to studio estimates Sunday. While not all have done well, the studio has delivered successful reboots of "Cinderella", "Alice in Wonderland" and a new take on "Sleeping Beauty" with "Maleficent". The movie was hit with opposition in Malaysia after officials at the country's Film Censorship Board demanded one scene be cut.

When Belle's father Maurice (Kevin Kline) comes across a dark castle in the middle of the woods, he is locked up by its inhabitant, Beast (Dan Stevens), a former Prince who was cursed by an old, vagrant witch. The film has a 70 percent favorable rating on Rottentomatoes.com, which boils critics' reviews into a single score. In its opening weekend the film made $170 million domestically, an historical record for any March opening.

The movie centers on the origins of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high schoolers given extraterrestrial powers who unite to save the world. And after just 10 days in North American theaters, "Beauty and the Beast" is already 55th on the all-time domestic list at $317 million. Sony's sci-fi thriller "Life", starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson, didn't have much life, pulling in $4.3 million. Warner Bros.' action-comedy "Chips" opened with a disappointing $7.6 million at 2,464 sites.

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