Beauty and the Beast added to it’s already massive Thursday preview night totals with another $64.2 million for Friday. That puts it firmly in the $170 million opening weekend territory if the pace continues. That blows away initial estimates, which had the film in the $120 million and over range. The film’s budget was around $160 million, so that’s good news for Disney, who plan on pumping out several more live-action takes of their hugely popular animated library over the next several years.
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