(Reuters) — In its opening weekend, Disney newest live-action remake, “Beauty and the Beast,” roared to the field workplace prime spot this weekend (March 19), bringing in an estimated $170 million in tickets gross sales.
The reimagining, which stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, is the newest in a string of live-action reimaginings of Disney classics that features “The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella.” The film additionally consists of Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Sir Ian McKellen.
“Kong: Skull Island” slipped one place to quantity two after opening sturdy with a $61 million debut final weekend. Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman lead the forged in the 70s set redux of the basic monster film. The movie made an estimated $28.9 million in gross sales, based on boxofficemojo.com.
Rounding out the prime 5 movies for the weekend, R-rated Marvel film “Logan” earned an estimated $17.5 million to take third place, psychological thriller “Get Out” in fourth place made an estimated $13.2 million and “The Shack” in fifth place introduced in an estimated $6.1 million in ticket gross sales, based on the field workplace monitoring web site.