Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast should easily waltz past the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office by Thursday, becoming the studio’s 14th entry (out of a total of just 29 movies) in the billion dollar club.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beauty and the Beast added another $9.7 million to its domestic total on Tuesday, pushing it to $435.9 million. The film has so far grossed $993.2 million globally after being in release for less than a month.
Beauty and the Beast is currently the highest-grossing film of 2017, followed by 20th Century Fox’s Logan at $597 million and Kong: Skull Island from Warner Bros. and Legendary at $535 million.
Directed by Bill Condon, Disney’s live-action remake of its 1991 animated classic stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Audra McDonald and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, among others.
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The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best
Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.
Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.
I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusion. Naturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!
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