The studio noted that “Beauty and the Beast” has also become only the 26th movie in history to cross the $400 million threshold domestically with $401.1 million as of Tuesday and another $498.9 million internationally. China is the top international grosser at $83.3 million, followed by the U.K. with $66.8 million, Brazil at $32.3 million and South Korea at $30.7 million.
“Beauty and the Beast” is now the 42nd highest worldwide grosser, having eclipsed the entire run of 2005’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” at $897 million. It’s likely that it will become the 29th movie to gross $1 billion worldwide. Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the most recent film to cross that milestone.
The opening of “Boss Baby” grossed $50 million to top the third weekend of “Beauty and the Beast” at the domestic box office during April 1-3 but the latter’s $45.4 million was still the sixth-largest third weekend of all time.
Disney spent $160 million making the movie, directed by Bill Condon. The cast includes Emma Watson as Belle and “Downton Abbey” alum Dan Stevens as her cursed love interest.