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Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Belts Out $64 Million on Friday

Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Belts Out $64 Million on Friday

Beauty and the Beast” is the Belle of the ball at the weekend box office.

The live-action Disney musical waltzed to the tune of $64.2 million on Friday from 4,210 locations. Its three-day estimate now stands at a potentially record-breaking $170 million.

Beauty and the Beast” marks a major star turn for Emma Watson. Dan Stevens plays the titular Beast, while secondary roles are filled out by a star-studded list of actors including Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Bill Condon directed the picture from a script by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos.

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The Warner Bros. monster movie “Kong: Skull Island” made an additional $7.3 million from 3,846 locations. Starring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, the film won last weekend’s box office and should land solidly in second this time around with about $25 million.

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