Disney’s Beauty and the Beast delivered a monster second weekend, pulling in enough to make it the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushing the film over $315 million in a matter of just ten days. Added to that, Lionsgate’s release of Saban’s Power Rangers debuted in second place and proved there was still an audience for the franchise that began in the early ’90s.
Meanwhile, Sony’s Life didn’t show much of it and WB’s CHiPs finished mostly as expected, settling in the lower half of the weekend top ten. All that said, it was a great weekend at the domestic box office with the top twelve delivering $192.3 million a 63% improvement over the same weekend last year.
With an estimated $88.3 million, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast finished atop the box office for a second weekend in a row. It’s the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushes the film’s domestic cume over of $315 million, one of the fastest films to ever hit that mark. That said, rival studios are estimating the film may have topped $90 million this weekend, which would be consistent with the film over performing by $4.7 million compared to estimates last weekend. We’ll have to wait for actuals tomorrow afternoon to see how everything shakes out.
In addition to its domestic performance, Beauty and the Beast continued its outstanding run internationally adding an estimated $119.2 million overseas bringing its worldwide cume to $690.3 million. This is the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Studios release to surpass the $600M mark globally, following Doctor Strange, Moana and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film’s performance helps push Disney’s global cume for the year to $1.3 billion.