Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast has now become Fandango’s No. 1 selling family film for advanced tickets in the 17-year history of the online service, THR reports.
Last week, Fandango revealed the film was the fastest selling family film ever, outgrossing pre-sales for last year’s Finding Dory which earned $135.1 million in its opening weekend.
Beauty and the Beast, however, is already doing better than where Captain America: Civil War was at this point in the sales cycle. The most recent early tracking report estimated the film was already tracking for a $120 million debut. The current record holder for an opening weekend in March was last year’s superhero epic Batman v Superman with $166.1 million at the domestic box office.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette. Here’s the official synopsis:
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.